Uncle Sam Bike Trail

The Uncle Sam Trail is a 7-mile route connecting North and South Troy with waterfront views, off-road segments, and on-road bike infrastructure. The route includes 3 miles of the Uncle Sam Rail Trail, along the former line of the Troy & Boston Railroad.

In 2018, the City completed construction on a two-way cycle track in South Troy and designated shared traffic routes connecting key segments of the route.

The southernmost point, at the Troy-Menands Bridge, the route connects with the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail (MHBHT), part of New York’s Empire State Trail. With these improvements, the Uncle Sam Trail has become a critical aspect of recreation and transportation in the City of Troy.

Trailheads (North to South)

  • Northern Drive at Oil Mill Hill Rd. – Off-Street Parking Available
  • Gurley Avenue – Off-Street Parking Available
  • Garden Court – On-Street Parking Available
  • Middleburgh Street – Southernmost point of the Uncle Sam Rail Trail
  • Riverfront Park – Northern terminus of the 2-way cycle track
  • Troy-Menands Bridge – connection to MHBHT – nearby parking limited
Bike lanes in South Troy
A paved trail between a wooded hill and a wooden fence. The sky is clear and blue, with faint clouds.
Dedicated pedestrian and bike trail along the eastern side of Knickerbacker Park (May 2020)
A paved path through a wooded area adjacent to an area covered by green grass and shaded trees.
Uncle Sam Trail between Cemetery Road and Northern Drive (July 2021)
A narrow, paved bike path in a wooded area.
Uncle Sam Trail between Cemetery Road and Northern Drive (April 2020)