Best trails in Central Park

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Looking for a great trail in Central Park, New York? AllTrails has 7 great running trails, hiking trails, walking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Central Park ranging from 2.7 to 10.3 km and from 15 to 43 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Manhattan: Central Park Trail
Central Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 36 m
Manhattan: Central Park Trail is a 6.0 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York City, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a Show more
#2 - Central Park: East and West Drive Loop
Central Park
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Length: 9.8 km • Est. 2 h 39 m
Ramble- Lake Trail is a great trail for bird watching and for a walk. On the side of the trail there are rocks that are fun to hike. The trail is amazingShow more
#3 - Central Park North Woods Trail
Central Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 38 m
Central Park North Woods Trail is a 6.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near New York City, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail ofShow more
#4 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path
Central Park
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Length: 2.7 km • Est. 42 m
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path is a 2.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near New York City, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#5 - North Woods
Central Park
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 1 h 41 m
North Woods is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near New York City, New York that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#6 - Northwest Central Park Loop
Central Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 38 m
Take the subway to the Museum of Natural History. Walk north along the park until you come to the northwest corner. This area of the park is always never really crowded and its nice and quiet. The Show more
#7 - Central Park Outer Loop
Central Park
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Length: 10.3 km • Est. 2 h 43 m
A walk around the border of Central Park. There are many opportunities to enter the park.Show more