Welcome to the Ashokan Rail Trail
The Ashokan Rail Trail is open to the public from sunrise to sunset year-round. The 11.5-mile recreational trail runs along Ashokan Reservoir between West Hurley and Boiceville. The ART trail surface is 12 feet in width and surfaced with highly compacted fine crushed stone. Both the trail and trailhead parking areas (including the portable restrooms) are ADA compliant and accessible for persons with disabilities. The ART is open for non-motorized uses, including hiking, walking dogs on leash, bicycling, running, nature observation, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The ART trailheads are plowed in winter, but the trail itself is not.
West Hurley Trailhead
August 10th till early September – Borings at Woodstock Dike – reducing trail head parking by 4-8 spaces. The trail is expected to remain open throughout.
Future Shutdown Weekdays at Glenford Dike
A second borings project, at Glenford Dike, September 13-24th will require a section of the rail trail to be shut down during the week, reopened for weekends.
The ART can be accessed from three public trailheads:
Woodstock Dike Trailhead is located at 1285 NY-28 in West Hurley. The Trailhead entrance is 5.3 miles west of the NYS Thruway Exit 19 Traffic Circle and approximately 1,500 feet west of the Stewart’s Shop (by Zena Road).
Ashokan Station Trailhead is located at 3045 NY-28 in Shokan. The Trailhead entrance is 11.3 miles west of the NYS Thruway Exit 19 Traffic Circle across from Mountain Road.
Boiceville Bridge Trailhead is located at 5080 Route 28A in Boiceville. The Trailhead entrance is off Route 28A approximately 16.5 miles west of the NYS Thruway Exit 19 Traffic Circle. Cold Brook Road is direct across Route 28A from this entrance.
Please follow CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing when using the Ashokan Rail and always follow the trail rules:
- Keep to the Right on Trail/ Pass On The Left
- Leash and Clean Up After Dogs (Use Dog Waste Stations at Trailheads)
- Stay On The Trail – Do Not Trespass
- Park Only In Designated Areas
- Leave No Trace – Take With You All Garbage