Rip Van Winkle Bridge -- Albany Loop
  
  • where:  Loop on both sides of the Hudson river, crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and the Dunn Memorial Bridge, from Catskill and Hudson to Rensselaer and Albany.

  • 74 miles, moderate hills.

  • mappingdigital mapping resources + GPS . . .

A) Rip Van Winkle to Albany (east side) [bhvr8a]  on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

B) Albany to Rip Van Winkle (west side) [bhvr8b]  on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

 + non-digital  overview map 

  • highlights:   Lots of sweeping views across beautiful farm country, a variety of angles on the Catskill mountains and the Hudson River, and the new and old buildings of Albany. 

  • characteristics:  Lots of quiet roads, but a few miles of traffic while going through the city of Albany.  Some hills, but nothing really big.

And it might have been a longer time since some of the Variations of the route were last checked by us.  Some roads and intersections might be different since then, or closed -- so be prepared to find alternatives -- a good reason to carry a detailed map. Other people may have more recent experiences with parts of the route which could help prepare: see the Reports page linked below.

Route not checked by us since 2009 -- learn more | see Reports

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  • directions to Start

by train:  Join the route at one of the Amtrak stations at Hudson or Rensselaer (by Albany).

by car:  Take the New York State Thruway to Catskill (exit 21).  Follow signs to Route 23 East, then take that to its  intersection with Route 385 in Catskill.

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