Black Creek Preserve


Hudson River from Black Creek Preserve Viewpoint. Photo by Daniel Chazin.


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Park Overview:

Three trails in a woodland tract that includes vistas of the Hudson River at Pitch Pine Overlook.

Trail Uses:Hiking, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:2 miles
Park Acreage:130 acres
Web Map:Trail map with trail descriptions
Buy Book:New York Walk Book

Park Description:

The Black Creek Preserve is a 130-acre woodland tract in the Town of Esopus.  It features a hemlock forest mixed with hardwoods, old stone walls, and vistas of the Hudson River from a riverfront viewpoint.

Trails Overview:

There are three marked trails in the preserve.  Hike in from the parking lot on the 0.5-mile Yellow Trail, proceeding over Black Creek on a suspension bridge then past a nature information panel ultimately to reach the Red Trail.  From here is it possible to complete an attractive 1.5-mile figure-eight hike by combining the Red and Blue trails.  The Blue Trail leads down to the shore of the Hudson River.  A fuller description of each trail is provided on the trail map (linked above).

Click for a detailed description of a hike in the park.


The parking area for the preserve is on Winding Brook Road, on the east side of US 9W, 5.3 miles north of the intersection of US 9W and NY 299. 

Contact Information:Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Region:Hudson River Greenway Trail

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Limited weekday bus service from Kingston to Highland on (9W) is available via Routes G Ulster County Area Transit, (888) 827-8228.