There are lots of great places to hike and explore in the Capital region. These are some of the trails we have checked out in and around the Albany, NY area, and up to about an hour away. 

This list contains lots of good hikes for kids, as we hike as a family.

Also check out my other hiking posts:

~ Hikes for Toddlers in the Capital Region

~ Family Friendly Hikes in the Capital Region

~ Helpful Tips for Hiking with Kids

Moccasin Kill Sanctuary Trail

100 Acre Woods, Malta, NY

Albany Pine Bush, Albany, NY

Anchor Diamond Park, Ballston Spa, NY

Ann Lee Pond Nature & Historic Preserve, Albany, NY

Art Omi, Ghent, NY (not hiking trails, but many acres to walk)

Ashford Glen Preserve, Schenectady, NY

Bennett Hill Preserve, Feura Bush, NY

Bozen Kill Preserve, Altamont, NY

Christman Sanctuary, Duanesburg, NY 

Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve, Clifton Park, NY 

Falling Waters Preserve, Saugerties, NY

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Interpretive Trails, Voorheesville, NY

Fox Preserve, Latham, NY

Great Flats Nature Trail, Schenectady, NY

Hannacroix Ravine Preserve, Voorheesville, NY 

Henry Gerber Reist Bird Sanctuary, Niskayuna, NY

High Falls Conservation Area, Hudson, NY (about 45 minutes from Albany)

Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary, Selkirk, NY 

Hyuck Preserve, Rensselaerville, NY

Indian Kill Preserve, Schenectady, NY 

Keleher Preserve, Voorheesville, NY

Kenrose Preserve, Knox, NY

Landis Arboretum, Esperance, NY 

Limestone Rise Preserve, Knox, NY 

Lisha Kill Natural Area, Niskayuna, NY

Moccasin Kill Sanctuary, Schenectady, NY 

Overlook Mountain, Catskills, NY

Peebles Island State Park, Cohoes, NY 

Phillipin Kill Preserve, Delmar, NY 

Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands, NY 

Plotter Kill Preserve, Schenectady, NY

Sanders Preserve, Town of Glenville, NY 

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga, NY 

Saugerties Lighthouse, NY

Schoharie Creek Preserve, Esperance, NY (approx. 1/2 hour west of Albany, NY)

Swift Wetland, Delmar, NY

Tawasentha Park, Guilderland, NY

Thacher Park Indian Ladder Trail, Voorheesville, NY 

Thacher Park Hiking Trails, Voorheesville, NY 

Vosburgh Trails, Guilderland, NY 

Winn Preserve, Altamont, NY

Wolf Creek Falls Preserve, Altamont/Knox, NY 

Woodlawn Nature Preserve, Schenectady, NY 

Hannacroix Preserve
Hannacroix Preserve