Bethpage Bikeway Trail is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethpage, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.9 miles Elevation Gain: 291 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

The Bethpage Bikeway generally follows the Parkway from the Massapequa Preserve in the South to Bethpage State Park in the North.The trail itself is an even paved surface for the entire length.

hiking
muddy
off trail
21 days ago

hiking
bugs
21 days ago

mountain biking
off trail
rocky
21 days ago

Very easy to get lost here, tons of trails. Go get lost.

road biking
25 days ago

Without people, the trail is actually quite nice although you will have to cross streets here and there. The path is well marked and pretty smooth until you get to massapequa. It’s also really pretty!!There’s also a rest stop at the park itself which is handy. There are little off branches where you can take a gravel or mountain bike and go on some light trails. The major downside of this trail is that it’s always overly packed with lots of people. People spreading out across the whole path instead of sticking to one side, mom’s pushing strollers all in a row, dogs on flexi leads where the owners aren’t paying attention and people on scooters or bikes that are texting or just don’t understand you stick to one side. I have many times almost accidentally killed a toddler that a parent wasn’t watching and darted out in the middle of the path. I have been yelled at for saying excuse me to a group of people taking over the whole path, stating that it’s a walking path not a bike path and I need to slow down. I don’t even do strava segments! My recommendation is go on the early morning before everyone else gets there!

road biking
1 month ago

Bumpy trail, many people. Some of them don’t know which side of the road to walk/bike. Otherwise ok.

1 month ago

the main trail is paved for it's entire length, however there are some adjacent trails which are not, bare ground so you can get a slight feeling of mountain biking. the trail is mostly flat, very easy to complete. not very crowded ( during the pandemic).

road biking
1 month ago

recommend. beautiful scenic trail, however very crowded, walkers and pets.

hiking
1 month ago

One way for about (4) stops.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

2 months ago

Nicely paved trail for biking or walking . family friendly and relaxing with nice natural scenery.

road biking
rocky
2 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

It was nice. 18 not to bad

hiking
7 months ago

too close to civilization

road biking
7 months ago

Asphalt bike path with a lot of pedestrians

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hiking trail that runs parallel to the bike trail clearly marked and well maintained. Does not intersect with bike trail again till Jerusalem ave. Creek between trails

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail. Very easy bike ride on paved paths.

road biking
11 months ago

I t was a beautiful day cycling on this trail. We started in Bethpage Park on the paved road, and took gravel road through the preserve on our way back. The paved path was a bit too crowded, given it was Sat of the Fathers Day weekend. The gravel road was totally empty. The whole path covered with jasmine bushes, and oh how it smelled ! We were floating through the waves of this beautiful scent! While in the preserve we saw ducks with ducklings in the creek, geese with their goslings on the meadows by the road, and even swans with cygnets on the shore of the lake. Also there was a turtle crossing the trail to the lake, and an egret drifting on a floating grass island across the lake.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

mountain biking
off trail
Sun May 26 2019

road biking
Sat May 25 2019

Very nice, but somewhat crowded on this perfect Saturday in May.

hiking
bugs
off trail
Wed May 22 2019

hiking
muddy
Sun Feb 03 2019

Nice hike. A little muddy today, but as long as you're aware of your steps.

Mon Aug 20 2018

best trail

Sat Jul 28 2018

Great trail but heavily trafficked on weekends. Lots of wildlife.

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