I was up in the Burnt Hills - Saratoga area and determined to explore the old, little-known Trolley Line north of Round Lake.
Back at the beginning of April 2014, I had been on the section southeast of the Northway and the recently renovated section going southeast of Ruhle Road but the section in between those two still eluded me and I was intrigued.
|Where I rode...|
-Topographic Map -
note the steep banks of the Ballston Creek along here
Saturday was a gorgeous day - sunny and bright and still a bit cool - perfect weather for riding. I parked at Shenantaha Creek Park and rode south on the Zim Smith Rail Trail. Knowing I was going to hit some rougher undeveloped trails, I rode the mountain bike.
|Shenantaha Creek Park|
|The Trail by the Northway|
NOTE: I took a few short one-handed videos with my iPhone while riding and merged them together (YouTube link below).
When I emerged at the clearing, I stopped to take photos where the Power and Gas Lines converged. This location can be seen on the satellite map. Clearing on satellite map >
The next section was very “developed” and soon I wound up on the section of the trail I hiked in April riding by the stream, etc.
When I got to the gate on Ruhle Road, I turned south to check out the historic bridge.
Lastly, I reconnected with the Zim Smith trail and returned to the car.
Short Video Summation
Still having more time (and energy) to bike, I drove over to Luther Forest and had a great time there as well. See Post >