Bethpage Bikeway Trail (from Massapequa Park)

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Massapequa Preserve

Bethpage Bikeway Trail (from Massapequa Park) is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Massapequa Park, 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: 15.0 miles Elevation Gain: 285 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

Narrow trail

road biking
1 month ago

Very pretty but super busy. Go early in the morning if you don’t want to deal with all of the people walking across the whole path, people pushing strollers and kids on bikes or scooters. Unfortunately most people don’t understand path etiquette but beyond that it is beautiful and it’s nice to be able to hang out and relax a little after biking before turning around again. However, do not go when it’s dark as any fiance has said he’s had customers come in his job and told him they were robbed/mugged even when on a bike at knife/gun point.

Not a bad trail to go ride your bike on. Just make sure you go on the early side so you won’t run in to too many people on the path. There are little dirt trails which are more for hiking but you can ride your mountain bike on it which made it fun. You pass a lot of cool ponds and ride along a stream which may have a family of ducks enjoying the water.

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Mountain biking

2 months ago

it's closed. cones in the parking spaces so you can't park

Loved it heavily trafficked only downside

Nice hiking trail, went off the paved path. Very buggy but a great way to explore.

road biking
9 months ago

nice ride on paved multiuse trail

mountain biking
off trail
10 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

We started at Bethpage state park and road south all the way through the Massapequa Preserve to Merrick road and back. 15.3 miles 2 hours at a nice leisurely pace. There was a lot of nice places to stop along the way. Beautiful scenery and nicely paved. I highly recommend going later in the evening, there was very little bike/runner traffic which was nice. I am definitely going to come back, but I’ll try and find a path of of a road so we don’t have to pay the $8 for the state park.

Tue Jun 04 2019

Its a good trail for beginner, not too much uphill and fully maintained.

walking
Sat Feb 23 2019

Took my dog for a walk here. Very nice, he enjoyed dipping in the water

Thu Oct 08 2015

In excellent condition. Recently completed with small parking area at north end. Can be crowded on weekends, especially with walkers.

mountain biking
Sun Apr 28 2013

Great trail! This is the route Ill usually take. Start from Brady Park in massapequa, take it alll the way north, along bethpage parkway to the park. They recently made a paved bike path that leads along the entirety of the trail from Bethpage park. So when in the park, rather then go down the hill to the picnic area, go straight, next to the polo field, and take that paved trail to its end at Haypath Rd. If tou want to mountain bike through there, beware! Theres tons of mountain bike trails throughout Bethpage park, so it could send you in the wrong direction. If youre lookng to stay along this trail, just keep parallel to the 135. Or, head into the north most part of the picnic area, to the right of the "Eagle" gazebo. The north most tail of the part, marked by a small wooden post is where you want to go. Takes you down a bumpy dirt hill with a couple turns. When it forks at the bottom, turn right into a big open crossroads section. Head to the right, the trail opposite the sign about keeping your dog on a leash. Stay on this trail until it forks again. Merge to the left trail, this will then join you with the paved bike trail that leads to the Haypath Rd checkpoint. Make a left on it. Across the street will be the entrances to the rest of the trail The mountain bike trail is marked by a small post, and you cant miss the paved trail. Theyre both pretty stright forward. Even if the mountain bike trail twists and turns, stick with it, it will always take you in the right direction. Exit at Old Bethpage Rd. Again, this stretch is pretty basic. Road path is impossible to miss, dirt trail marked by wooden post. Take this to Old Country Rd. Cross at the light and make a left to hit the paved path. Or go straight, directly past the light pole to get to the mountain bike path. Theres also a trail to the right of that, before the paved trail, that is for walking. Its not great to ride on, so make sure to hit the bike trail. Things become a little more intense as you head north. These trails will spit you out at Washington ave. Cross the street, make a right and stay on the sidewalk. Under the LIE. The trails will be on the left. Paved road that leads along the LIE service rd. West. And the mountain bike path that goes along the fence and into the woods. At this point, theres nothing casual about the mountain bike trail, huge hills, steep drops. The paths lead to Sunnyside Blvd. to be continued

road biking
7 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

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