Plotter Kill Preserve

Schenectady, NY

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Multiple trails ranging from 1(blue)-6 miles loop(red). Difficulty from easy-moderate. Beautiful streams, step falls and 2 tall waterfalls. Forest views. Great top rope ice climbing in January-Feb.

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Stanley Rusin (403)

15 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike. I don't know why everyone says the trail isn't marked well. There are red dots on the trees all over the place showing where the trail is. If you go off the trail, reverse your course and get back on it. Simple. We only hike to the first three waterfalls. The waterfalls would of been phenomenal if there was water flowing. They were all just a trickle but it was beautiful seeing the rock formation made by the falls. Definitely going back and doing a lot more of the hike when there is water flowing.

Nicole Turnbull (99)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike. A little hard to follow the trail. Got lost twice. :-/ But easy to get back on track. It was about 7.5 miles. Not difficult. Took just a few hours. Waterfalls were nice.

Giselle Blair (41)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very beautiful!! The water was low but the rocks, and views were beautiful

Louise Dickinson (413)

11 Completed1 Reviews

It's one of my favorite local trails. Lots to see and challenging in spots.

Kathy Rowney (1274)

12 Completed10 Reviews

We did the Red Trail and it was quite difficult in spots. Once you get down to the creek it's easy to get lost as the trail isn't marked very well. The falls were worth seeing but a very exhausting trail.

Courtney Berlin (123)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Dave Nesich (198)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Fantastic trail. Gets very confusing at times so ot attention to the trail markers. If you're willing to decent some steep terrain you can attain some remarkable views of small waterfall valleys that are hard to find anywhere else in the state (take the red trail)

Philip Nettleton (79)

8 Completed1 Reviews

I loved the hike - started on yellow and moved to red. Waterfalls were a trickle, but still quite cool. Trail was steep in spots and we hiked about 6.7 miles - I was pretty tired, but felt great! The trails are marked and if you are "lost" use All Trails app as it plots your path!

Anastasia Morris (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

The view was beautiful. Trail was well maintained. Lots to walk and see.

Zack Granger (184)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful trail, great adventure! Crossed a couple of river, saw a few waterfalls. Weather was cool and misty but it felt great on the 7 mile hike! Only bummer was the highway being close and the power lines cutting through. All in all a beautiful hike! So glad we have a place like this so close to home