September 4, 2020 Mariah

The Saddle Trail opens at Alford Springs Reserve

Visitors can choose from a buffet of trail options

The Saddle Trail at Alford Springs Reserve is a new access route to the Father Loop from West Road. It begins by crossing a wet meadow and ascends the east slope of the Taconic Range on what might have been a driveway had BNRC’s supporters not conserved the property. From the would-be house site, there is a bench and a nice view of Tom Ball Mountain to the east. The one mile trail utilizes a small saddle in the topography, winding through hemlock forest and past old stone walls and paddocks.

Soon, the roadside sign will be installed, and the BNRC trails app updated to include the new route. To plan your visit, click here for detailed directions, maps, and more information.


September 4, 2020