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Location: At Saratoga NHP, starts at battlefield visitor center.
State(s): New York
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.
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.
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
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsBrochure: NHS Trail Brochure
Website: NPS Saratoga National Historical Park
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.
Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Route 32
Stillwater, NY 12170 -1604
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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