Most travelers arrive at the trail in New Paltz. New Paltz is located about 90 miles north of New York City and about the same distance south of Albany. The easiest way to get to New Paltz is the New York State Thruway to Exit 18. Upon exiting the Thruway, turn left on Route 299 (Main Street) and proceed through the Village until intersecting the rail trail just before the bridge crossing the Wallkill River.

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail stretches 12.2 miles south from the New Paltz/Rosendale town line to the Gardiner/Shawangunk town line.

We provide three levels of detail built into our maps. The overall map, you see first shows the entire length of the Rail Trail. To enlarge, click on the area you wish to see and a close-up section of the map will load. In the right corners there are buttons to jump to the next section north and south.

Even closer detail maps of the Rail Trail and its immediate surroundings are available if you click on any point on the trail line. Detail section of the map will load.