Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
Albany County
Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Office of the Albany County Executive
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 1200| Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7040| Fax: (518) 447-5589
Electrical Work: Wednesday, July 24
Short sections of the Rail Trail between Albany and Voorheesville will close on Wednesday, July 24 for power line repairs. For safety reasons, you may need to exit the trail and go around. These parts of the trail will reopen Thursday, July 25. Thank you for enjoying our trail and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Welcome to the Rail Trail!

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is a project converting a nine-mile stretch of the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville to a public recreational trail.

The final phase of the Rail Trail, connecting Slingerlands and Voorheesville, will be paved by the end of Summer 2018.

The trail is already a great asset for Albany County residents and visitors, adding tremendously to the quality of life in our region.

The many benefits of rail trails include preservation of open space, community linkages, opportunities for physical fitness and to enjoy the outdoors and increased property values for surrounding communities.

Trail Etiquette

Friends, neighbors and visitors come together to enjoy a pleasant outdoor experience on the Rail Trail. For the safety of all Rail Trail patrons please observe these courtesies:

  • Be courteous and considerate of other trail users.
  • Respect our neighbors and don’t trespass on private property.
  • Pets MUST be leashed at all times
  • Control and clean up after your pet(s).
  • Bicyclists should yield to pedestrians.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed and in single file when path is crowded.
  • Avoid startling others; announce “on your left” then pass with care.
  • Move to the side when stopping on the trail.
  • No hunting or discharging of firearms.
  • Overnight camping and camp fires are prohibited.
  • Remove your litter - this is a “Carry In/Carry Out” trail.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited. (Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility assistance devices are permitted.)
  • Enjoy the beauty of wild plants & animals, but leave them undisturbed for all to enjoy.

Above all, please do whatever you can to leave the Rail Trail better for your next visit!

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy