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Hempstead Lake State Park is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Hempstead, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Fee

Description
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$8 parking

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Reviews (235)
Photos (42)
Recordings (210)
Completed (327)
Hazel Leon
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HikingBugs

Nice connect to the water and the roads :)

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Melissa D
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HikingFee

$8 parking, crowded, people are not wearing masks and the actual trail (not next to the road) is too narrow to be able to pass anyone and maintain a distance. We kept having to turn around as people were not maintaining social distance. A bunch of trash on the trail. Just an FYI - signs for poison ivy and ticks, but that can be expected. Some parts of the trail are closed.

Natasha Collins
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Hiking

Its a nice park. $8 parking. Super easy walk although very busy! Also noisy with the freeway. Some parts of the trail are closed.

Dorota Kaszuba
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Hiking

A park full of garbage

Addison Augustin II
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

Great trail but absolutely not a road bike trail. Must stay on Main Street in order to ride a road bike. Great views, great park, wish the inner trail was paved.

Francesca Wasserman
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Bike touringMuddy
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Jonathan Moucha
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Nice small trail for my morning run. The trail is close to the lake with a good portion just feet from the shore.

Bonnie Bo
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Walking

Terrific walk. Was not crowded at all when I went (3:00pm). About half the people that I saw were wearing masks. I like how you can hike along the side of the lake and if you want go up to the hiking trail or go back down. There are 3 trails on one side the lake.

Y P
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HikingBugs

nice easy trail. good for small dogs.

Joseph Mi
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Hiking

Pretty awesome

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pauline badamo
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Running

A great 3ish mile run around the lake or a nice mellow walk with nice views of ducks, birds, and various flowers and trees.

Labeebah Baine
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Hiking

It’s ok great 4 mile run walk

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Matthew Wigler
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Hiking

A nice easy walk along a pleasant lake. Would recommend for people looking to get outside and recreate at home during quarantine. Wear a mask!

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Michael Bua
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Hiking

I had a great time with my two boys and my buddy's daughter's . Even had a 13 year old dog with us. It was perfect if you aske me. I did the small pond trail on Saturday then the lake on Sunday. On to the next one.....

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Nanette T
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sad to see they are taking down 2,500 trees. thought the idea was for birds, beauty and people. looks gross

Sajith Ranasinghe
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Hiking

Nice trails. One big trail w plenty of space to socially distance. One small trail closer to water but small trail and have to walk one behind the other. Even from big trail there are plenty of openings so that you can walk to the water w mini sandy beaches.

Joelle Andres
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HikingBugs

Love this park. Lots of different offshoots from the trails, a pond, some woodsy areas. Was a bit buggy today (gnats) but that is to be expected during late afternoon.

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Benji Kalmanowitz
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Dina Signoretti-Costanzo
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Hiking

Nice state park with a lake and lots of walking and biking trails. Not too crowded for such a beautiful day.

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Kevin Costanzo
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HikingBugs

Leasurely 3 mile walk our tiny puppy loved the walk

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Roovein Bloom
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Mountain biking

Day 2 of Corona isolation...... yesterday was a dry run....no pushing... today, 5:00, 50 degrees, less people, caught at 3 traffic lights..... pushed pretty hard, no knee pain at all. Good time

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Colleen Sheil
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HikingOver grown
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Roovein Bloom
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HikingScramble

1st Corona virus ride...... 50+ degrees.....sunny...dry....lots of people in park. I'm chubby with knee issues.....no pain today..... very happy with 1st time of season. Hopefully we'll do this daily!!

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Brianna B.
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Hiking

My first ever hike! Really enjoyed this one. It is a good distance and you can choose to take either the trail that's right by the water (watch out for the large roots) or the trail that has a bit more elevation and space (good for biking).

Yin Yang
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Michael Soto
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Hiking

Pretty flat trail, but decent length, loop is nice and it’s dog friendly which is a plus for me.

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