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
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