The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. It features a mixed hardwood forest with notable large oak specimens that measure three feet in diameter, as well as thickets of wild mountain laurel. The area is ideal for observing spring and fall migrations of a variety of songbirds, and is home to great horned owls and red-tailed hawks. The park serves as the northern trailhead of the Nassau Suffolk Greenbelt Trail that extends to Bethpage State Park and eventually the south shore of Nassau County

Pretty stiff hike starting at Cold Spring Harbor. Tapers off to a relatively flat, gentle hike after about 5 miles. If you go all the way to Merrick Rd. in Massapequa you have a 20 mile, 8 hour hike. Lots of ponds and streams over the last several miles.

Shady, exactly what was needed on this hot day. Saw a lot of chipmunks and heard them squeaking. Hoped for a water view but there wasn’t a clearing that I could find. Sun filtering through the leaves was beautiful though and a park just a little down the road worked for picnicking.

Great trail to get away from the feel of Long Island.

A little hilly at the beginning so you can still get in a nice work out without going crazy.
Otherwise it’s a literal walk in the park with beautiful scenery.

Highly recommend for all.

Love this trail. Great workout. I want to hike from there to massapequa preserve.

Very enjoyable. Seems dog friendly (on leash).

Shady, challenging trail.

My favorite hometown hike. It’s actually part of the green belt trail, and if you’ve got an entire day and lots of snacks, you can apparently hike all the way down to the massapequa park preserve trail on the south shore of Long Island. It’s on my to do list !!

For sure a moderate hiking trail, nice views.

Well marked . Great trail . Maybe the most difficult trail on Long Island.

Great hike in a place you wouldn’t expect to find one

I have done this trail many times as I live nearby. There are a bunch of elevation changes with rocks and stairs. Its a nice step up if you want something a little different in terms of difficultly.

Great Long Island trail. It was deceivingly steep for most of the beginning part. Not much for views besides the first half mile right out of the parking lot. I went during the week and only passed about ten pairs of people. Living on Long Island for my whole life, I’ll take it! Besides crossing two roads and one section where there is a metal fence, I actually felt like I was in the Catskills or some other remote area for most of the trail.

if you are looking for a short hike, but want a good workout this is the trail for you. for a short trail there are alot of peaks and valleys. one of my favorites.

This trails split into two parts, separated by Laurence Hill Rd. The vast majority of people do the side that starts in a large parking lot that on Harbor Road. This side has some fairly difficult hills, just enough that most people could still get through, but would also be exhausted by the end. The other starts on Laurence Hill Road (you can just park on the road). I almost never see people on this side because at the start of the trail there's a fence that makes it look less appealing. But once you get past the fence it's a very secluded hike, very woodsie, clearly marked, and far less hilly than the other side! For those of you getting a little tired of the same hike, or looking for something a little less challenging (but still a good workout), try the other side!!

Great trail. Lots of hills up and down. Awesome trial for a long island park

very hilly, but great walk, just be aware parking can get filled fast and early.

Best Hiking Exercise available on Long Island. Lots of inclines and declines.

At least the upper mile of this trail makes for quite a challenging run. It's more than 500 feet total elevation over choppy / mixed terrain within the 2 mile loop. Though not much flat ground, it's very scenic. My run turned into more of a hike, but I'll be more prepared and will explore further south next time. Maybe it's an "Easy" hike, but this should probably be rated as Moderate.

this is the best trail in long island!!!

Great trail that is part of the Nassau/Suffolk greenbelt trail. Lots of hills to keep your heart pumping. Scenic views of lakes in the distance. Most beautiful in fall with the leaves changing.

A decent forest trail that'll bring you up to an elevation overlooking beautiful Cold Spring Harbor... Some challenging grades, so bring your hiking poles...
Been there twice... Always a good hike when you're looking to spend a couple of hours outdoors...

Nice family trail. Ups and downs but nothing crazy. Met some friendly people along the way.

My husband and I have walked this at least every season, 4-5xs a yr, for 20+ yrs. We start a Conservancy & just wander the nearby fields & woods for hour or so. Lovely place...there's more to it, but have only done the CSH greenbelt part twice. Plan to do more soon. Peaceful & enjoyable, especially in winter when no one's arnd.☺

Great well marked hiking trail.

It's was very easy but a lot of fun

Nice view of the harbor, easy trail.

this trail was a little difficult going up and down the hills but was a really nice trail

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