Trying to find the best North Yorkshire trails? AllTrails has 303 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Yorkshire Dales National Park or around Skipton, York or Pickering we've got you covered. For some great local park options, check out Studley Royal Park. Ready for some activity? There are 208 moderate trails in North Yorkshire ranging from 1.2 to 115.4 miles and from 26 to 2,368 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
bridge out
flooded
icy
muddy
5 days ago

This is a really great walk and not too challenging. The trail offers fantastic views for most of the duration, and includes a scenic section right by the river Derwent. We were lucky as it was a cold, frosty November morning so much of the ground was frozen, but I can see that a lot of the trail would be quite muddy during wet months. Bring your wellies!

walking
muddy
6 days ago

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
11 days ago

This was a great trail, the step by step guide was extremely easy to follow, some nice views along the way, me and my partner enjoyed this walk a lot, will definitely be doing it again and recommending it to family and friends. Appreciated the other reviews as we read them the night before which came in handy as we came to the fox and hounds we knew to look out for the sign further down the road as there was a bridle way sign a lot earlier too which we knew not to follow.

hiking
flooded
muddy
12 days ago

This is a nice walk to do. It can get a little muddy in the woods after rain. There are also a few places that the track was under water, so a small detour was needed. Pet hate. There are multiple signs up warning about putting dogs on leads . It is really not practical on some of the paths. The law states 'keep your dog under close control' in public areas or with animals. That makes sense, keep it to heel or if not possible then put the dog on a lead. It is total nonsence to suggest all dogs are dangerous off lead. The amount of rubbish seen on the trail would suggest humans should be under better control. !

hiking
flooded
12 days ago

Lovely walk with clear directions and waymarks. If you have time stop at St. Hilda’s church at Ellerburn. Inside there is a video you can watch about the history of Ellerburn Valley. Outside on and next to the porch walls there is some ancient carved stonework built into the walls.

Lovely walk, nice and quiet mid week despite a running competition being held. A little bit muddy in a few places and having to dodge puddles. Free car parks dotted all around. Places to sit and have lunch or setup a camping stove. Litter and dog poop free which is good to see!

hiking
muddy
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

on Black Hambleton

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

Great hike through moors and woodland. Beware of the cows/bulls at nab farm. Their barn is right next to the waymarker and being stared at by 20 bulls was quite intimidating so I had to climb up the hill and try find a way through. The mud was knee deep due to rainsoaked and trampled ground. Was fun though.

Great trail. Dogs can run free for most of it though need to ensure on lead where sheep are grazing. Parts of the trail can be waterlogged one autumn and winter

hiking
flooded
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
19 days ago

A brilliant woodland walk, we did this walk in November after lots of rain but still firm under foot some boggy patches, an easy walk a couple of up hill sections to get your heart pumping.

Most of the paths are well defined but there are several other paths that cross so it can be easy to take a wrong turn, the walking app is needed for a general direction. Also there is a stretch of road to walk where the traffic can be busy .

Has to be one of my favourite short walks, views looking down to oak dale reservoir and surrounding area are stunning.

Really good walk, personal I’d park at clay bank & stop off for a drink at chop gate.

Unfortunately, the portion to the castle is temporarily closed. Until when? It’s unclear. The walk around the headland is beautiful and lovely!

hiking
rocky
scramble
26 days ago

This is a great walk with brilliant views. The Gordale Scar is worth visiting even if you cannot climb it . There was too much water coming down when we were there. It is easy enough to return back and take the alternative path which reconnects you above the Scar. Well worth a visit.

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