Brookhaven State Park Red Trail

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Brookhaven State Park Red Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Ridge, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

trail running
6 days ago

One of the best spots to do your long run for trails on the island in my opinion. The red and green are wide road, blue is single track. This is pretty challenging with about 60% being sandy footing, the rest packed dirt, a small stretch of rocks in the start of the green trail. Some nice hills, small but numerous, will test your quads.
They have a porta-potty in the parking lot, BUT they lock it when the car gate is locked. There is no security there so put all bags in the trunk !
Can do combos of the 3 trails for any distances, or try the north/south yellow single track for variety.

hiking
5 months ago

First time hiking this trail. Took the green trail. The sign at the trailhead says 5.3 miles. My tracker said 4.9. Fairly flat, a couple of rolling hills. There is a good amount of sand to walk through, sometimes uphill. I started at 1:30pm (Saturday) and was the only one there. Did pass a woman on horseback, though. There are a couple of small ponds along the way, one of which was almost dried up. Overall it was a good hike.

The parking lot is only open on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm. Don't get locked in!!!

5 months ago

Sand in the middle of the woods. Some good little hills. Free. Watch out for crazies riding around on quads.