Hempstead Lake State Park

EASY 28 reviews

Hempstead Lake State Park is a 3 mile loop trail located near West Hempstead, New York. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

hiking
21 days ago

I took a quick night hike just to clear my head. I needed some time in the woods was great.

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail!

4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful park trails. very relaxed atmosphere. great for all ages. the scenery was amazing, and calming to the soul. I parked at field 1 buy picnic area, and walked around and entire Lake, easy 3 miles.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail, a little over 3 miles and you can stay on the trail itself or go off a bit on your own. You can also cross over to the smaller lake and walk the path there as well. Not a difficult hike, just watch out for the horse dung as parts of it are used as a bridle path as well.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Solid 5k around the main lake, add the smaller lake for some more. Parking is along Eagle Ave and requires payment 8-4p, they do take Empire pass. Trail is paved along park and Peninsula Blvd and curves into some gravel in the wooded areas. A quick, steep hill before the parkway if coming from Peninsula. Not in the greatest of areas, recommend bringing a buddy. Trail forces a finish or you can't get back to your car, keeps up the challenge.

10 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

The trail around the main lake is between 2.5 - 3 miles. Trail is dirt and gravel with some sandy spots. A few areas had water accumulation, but nothing you cannot get around. Very nice option for the area. Glad I finally checked it out. Will explore more next time.

10 months ago

Incredible views in the fall. Great hike!

10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
11 months ago

walking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

A fun little challenge, it's a good 5k starter as there is no way to cut corners, you have to finish or you won't get back to your car. there's a nice 45° hill at the 2.5 mile mark. Half the trail is sand and pebbles, the other along the lake and Peninsula Blvd is all street. Some of the trail is out of the way, tucked along Southern State, I do not recommend if you are alone or for night activities.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016