Parksville Rail Trail

E - Easy
8 Pearl St, Parksville, NY 12768

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Parksville Rail Trail 

Parksville RT

This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway’s Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. The Parksville Rail Trail’s primary trailhead is located on Main Street, one block west of NY State Route 17 at Exit 98 in Parksville, NY.

The trail is broken by one street crossing; Fox Mountain Road. The segment between Main Street and Fox Mountain Road is the roughest. Surface conditions from Fox Mountain Road northwest until the Trail’s end point (when you come to the “No Trespassing” signs and a gate) are smoother and free of all standing water and mud.

Ample designated trail user parking is available right on Main Street.Parking is also available on Benton Hollow Road near Fox Mountain Road should you decide that you want to do just the more “user friendly” trail segment. There is no parking available at the northern most trailhead.


From the Eastern side of Sullivan County, travel on route 17 West and take the exit Short Ave. in Liberty, NY. Turn right onto Short Ave. off the exit and take the 2nd left onto Old Route 17. Turn right onto Fox Mountain Road.


From Cochecton, NY head NorthWest toward Co Rd 114/Newburgh Turnpike. Turn right onto Co Rd 114/Newburgh Turnpike. Continue onto NY-97 N. Take slight right onto Co Rd 114. Turn left onto NY-17B W/NY-52 E/State Rte 17B W/Co Rd 117 W/Rt 17B W/State Rt 17B W/St Rt 17B W. Continue to follow NY-52E. Turn right to say on NY-52E. Turn left onto Co Rd 145/Dahlia Rd.Turn right onto Golub Hill Rd. Turn right onto Fox Mountain Rd


From exit 98 of state route 17 (future I-86), turn left at the second intersection and travel 1.4 miles. Trailhead parking will be on the left across from Citgo.
Trail Markers
Terrain Difficulty
E - Easy
Foot, Horse, Bike, XC
Yes- Free Parking
Special Features
Some points of note along this trail include some lovely views of portions of the Little Beaver Kill River, including a very easily viewed waterfall right along the trail. Sections of the trail also allow for viewing of some exposed faces of partially moss covered blue stone. Conveniently located very close to Rolling River Cafe & Inn for a pre- or post-hike snack/meal!
Conditions of
A significant amount the trail has been recently resurfaced with fine gravel, though due to a lack of compaction it is not entirely firm in places. A recently constructed walkway exists roughly in the middle of the trail and is in excellent condition Area of Concern: Some soft and particularly wet areas exist along the trail that reduce its accessibility to handicapped individuals. The last third of the trail headed from West to East is particularly uneven and in need of grading.
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