Explore the most popular trails in Latourette Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

easy to follow red, white and blue signs on trees. there are restrooms with a little museum with stuffed animals

This beautiful trail is well maintained and we'll marked. You will forget you are in Staten Island while out in the SI Greenbelt. I've seen deer, countless variety of birds, and tons of amazing little creatures. The Greenbelt is my home away from home. ♥️

DEET. Use it. I didn’t have any and I made the mistake of wearing shorts and low socks. I figured, screw it, I came this way for a hike so I’ll do it. About half a mile in I saw grass that came up to my calves so I turned around and went back. I don’t feel like getting lit up by ticks today. I will try this again in the future but more prepared.

Pleasant, easy trail. Aside from a deer sighting, not very exciting, but nice break from the city.

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bugs
muddy
8 months ago

Took the red trail but never made it to Moses’ Mountain due to confusion with the trail markers. Found ourselves by the golf course still following red markers. Turns out it IS possible to get lost on Staten Island. Nice park and only 30 mins from downtown Brooklyn.

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bugs
muddy
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8 months ago

easy trail with some muddy spots and few ticks

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no shade
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private property
snow
Wed Jan 30 2019

Cool

It is what it is. Fairly nice for being Within the city limits

Wonderful walk in the woods.

The blue and yellow trails are gorgeous, but don't bother with the white trail!

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Tue May 08 2018

The map shown is a mix of a few trails, some easier than others. Some of the sections near Rockland Ave are quite hilly and the section going up Mount Moses (the reverse question mark segment) aren't really easy; though I have been up that section with young kids, so it's not extremely hard either. The greenbelt sections south and west of the golf course are very hilly and very scenic, but they're not marked on the app.

Took the lavender, yellow, and green Trails on a walk from High Rock Park to the top of Mount Moses. Overall the trails are very well maintained although the trail maps are a little vague with certain Trails having branches that do not appear to be on the map. The lavender Trail goes around a lake although there is no view of the lake at any point on the trail so I would not say that it is worth it.

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Sun Jul 09 2017

New York City's little secret. Great trails and wildlife right in the city's backyard.

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Mon Jan 02 2017

This is a great trail to get out in nature in one of the biggest cities in the world. There are several geocaches also.

It was an awesome experience. We took blue trail and tried to cover the whole trail until we came right next to Staten Island expressway after crossing Deer Park... Also found a deer too! :D

Great trail! A lot to see too

Awesome

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Sat Sep 26 2015

Very

Been coming here for 30 years. Never get tired of it. Now there are deer....with antlers! If you're using public transportation you can access the park from many directions. Take the S74 down Richmond Rd to Altamont street (right at the edge of Moravian Cemetery). Walk up the street (inclined) about 4 blocks. Enter at the end alongside the cemetery fence. Or take the S74 or S57 to Summit St. Walk up the hill just before the dead end and enter from the old abandoned parking closed now closed off. Or take the S57 or S54 to get to the Nature Center at Rockland and Brielle. Not really High Rock but even less travelled and more secluded. Goes a lot deeper into the Greenbelt towards the back of the Latourette golf course. But for a real treat enter High Rock from the now recently shuttered Fransciscan Monastery on Todt Hill Road just off of Ocean Terrace. Take the S54 to Manor and Ocean Terrace. Walk up the hill. Right on Todt Hill Road and enter on your right. There are no sidewalks for most of the twenty minute climb but its worth it. If you like your seclusion then save your walk for post or pre summer (October to May). The nearby boy scout camp, though no longer in use per se, still hosts children's activities during the warmer months and hikers should avoid crossing their path. Also better to go during the week. Please please please take your trash with you! I'm sure I don't have to say this on this website but in recent years there's been more of it just carelessly and thoughtlessly discarded right on the trail. And it breaks my heart because this place is my church. I come here for refuge and to heal. Come and explore the forgotten borough's secret gem!

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Tue Jun 23 2015

Good all year long - has multiple trails some up to 12 miles that go from woodland to beach - deer and birding are plentiful

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Thu Jun 04 2015

Nice urban trail system, feels like your in the deep woods once your away from the main road. Great place to have a relaxing hike in Staten Island. Many more trails here than what is listed on this website. Lookup SI Greenbelt online to get the pdf map. http://www.sigreenbelt.org/Trails/Trails.htm

Can you beat trails in the heart of Staten Island? Few people use the trails and I tend to run into more deer then I do people. The trails are not hard nor much elevation but are a blast for trail running with enough curves rocks and trees to keep you on your toes.

Surprisingly scenic with nice variation in geography

I give it 5 stars for a NYC trail. Parts of this trail you can't hear any of the traffic noise and a lot of the time you are alone. No where in NYC can you be alone and have peace and quiet. This trail has easy elevation changes and unless you have knee problems no healthy person should have trouble with this trail. I frequent this trail since it is within walking distance to my house. Be wary of ticks and allowing your dog to run free last time my father in law did so she had 2 ticks on her.

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