New York State DEC: Hiking/Walking Trails

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Last updated 07/23/2010

Raw file: DEC_Hiking_Trails.csv (680.84 KB)

Includes 5079 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: NY
  • some may be in: CT, MA, NJ, PA, QC, VT (near a border)

From the High Peaks of the Adirondacks to the sandy dunes of Long Island, DEC owns and maintains thousands of miles of hiking trails throughout New York State. These routes range from challenging mountain treks to easy afternoon strolls. Hiking opportunities abound for people of any interest or ability.

Hiking trails are maintained on many areas of Forest Preserve land in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks as well as on State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas and Unique Areas.

Most trails are marked with color coded disks affixed to trees. Trail guides and maps correspond to these markers. Trail register boxes are generally located near major access points and parking areas. Although most state-maintained trails are marked, hikers are encouraged to consult topographical maps or other guides when planning to venture into the backcountry.

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provides these geographic data "as is." New York State Department of Environmental Conservation makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. New York State DEC further makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Change History

  • diesel_travis - Jul 23, 2010
    used better file name and added requested disclaimer