Wilkinson Trail

photo: Farmhouse that served as a mid-level headquarters building during battles. Photo by NPS.

Type: Greenway
Length: 4.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: At Saratoga NHP, starts at battlefield visitor center.
State(s): New York
Counties:
Latitude: 43.01244
Longitude
: -73.64945

40 miles N. of Albany, 15 miles SE of Saratoga Springs. From I87 (from South) = exit 12. I87 (from North) = exit 14, follow signs for route 29E to Schuylerville. Map available at visitor center.

Description

The trail follows sections of the 1777 road system and traverses various British Military positions. There are a series of interpretation stations en route. Some steep grades and slippery slopes when wet.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1987

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jo Finam
Facility Manager
Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Route 32
Stillwater , NY 12170 -1604
(518) 664-9821
Joe_Finan@nps.gov

 

Photos

View of the battlefield. Photo by Matt Wade/wiki.

View of the battlefield. Photo by Matt Wade/wiki.

Saratoga Monument in Saratoga National Historical Park. Photo by Americasroof/wiki.

Saratoga Monument in Saratoga National Historical Park. Photo by Americasroof/wiki.

 

Philip Schuyler house. Photo by Matt Wade/wiki.

Philip Schuyler house. Photo by Matt Wade/wiki.

Farmhouse that served as a mid-level headquarters building during battles. Photo by NPS.

Farmhouse that served as a mid-level headquarters building during battles. Photo by NPS.

 

Wilkinson Trail at Saratoga NHP - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Wilkinson Trail at Saratoga NHP - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Wilkinson Trail at Saratoga NHP - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Wilkinson Trail at Saratoga NHP - 10-10-2018. Photo by Jim Walla.

Reviews

Wilkinson Trail - Oct 10, 2018

This trail wanders around the Saratoga National Historical Park. Roughly half the trail is out in open fields and half is in forest. The trail is easy and well maintained with just a couple of short, gentle hills to climb. There are several kiosks where you can use you phone to listen to battlefield information. I did not try these, so I can't comment on them. I took a few detours to check out battlements, so my total hike was over 4.5 miles.

All in all, this was a very pleasant hike. In the fall, the colors are excellent and the calls of souring red-tailed hawks was quite nice.

October 11, 2018

 

 



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