Stewart State Forest Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Tavern, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options including walking, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, x-country skiing, mountain biking and more. It is accessible year-round and has multiple access points and terrain levels.
The 6,700-acres of Stewart State Forest are unique in the northeast and increasingly rare in the Hudson Valley. A mix of wetlands, fields and forest, the site includes 18 miles of gravel roads and more than 22 miles of major trails. For the mountain biker there are many trails to choose from with beginner to expert skill levels within a 5 mile radius. Be sure to visit the new Great Swamp boardwalk and foot trail located off of Great Swamp Road. The new boardwalk connects the east and west sides of the Great Swamp and makes for some nice hiking loops.
Stewart State Forest are open for shared use for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Some trails are limited to single use to avoid user conflict. Signs are posted where the trails enter or depart the roadways. All road intersections are marked with the road names. See below for suggested bike rides and a list of the Stewart State Forest major forest roads and trails with mileage and brief descriptions