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