High Line Park

EASY 39 reviews

High Line Park is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New York, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

trail running

walking

views

city walk

no dogs

An awesome elevated park in Manhattan offers a fresh perspective on play The family friendly elevated park, the High Line, opened in 2009. Running from the meatpacking district to 20th Street, the park doubled in length in 2011 and extended to 30th Street. Though not a traditional park--ball playing is not allowed and no walking on the rails is forbidden--the High Line is still fun for kids. At one spot you walk through a building; at other places you can watch the street life unfold below through large glass viewing areas. Plus there are special events for kids, like art projects and movement classes. A water feature lets kids (and the young at heart) splash, and a small grassy area in the new section tempts emerging walkers. The High Line is open from 7am-8pm daily, with the last entrance at 7:45pm. In April through summer, the park is open until 10pm. Park workers are serious about getting you out on time. The area around the northern end of The High Line is possibly the most unattractive in Manhattan, so double back and end your walk at another place. The park has nine access points: Gansevoort Street, 14th and 16th steets (both with elevator access), 18th Street, 20th Street, 23rd Street (elevator access coming, 26th Street. 28th Street and 30th Street (elevator access).

walking
22 days ago

Peaceful part of the city . Unique feel being elevated !

walking
1 month ago

Great escape from city. Even though you are right in the middle of it being elevated makes it seem like you are on a different planet at time. Very clean and everyone seems friendly on there. Start and finish in Chelsea so you can visit the indoor market of the Food Network.

walking
1 month ago

Great City views while walking a beautifully landscaped trail.

1 month ago

Love this walk. You get to see the city feom a different perspective. Just wish there was less construction.

hiking
1 month ago

AMAZING APP :)

4 months ago

It's nice to see the city utilizing space making more aesthetically pleasing spaces.

4 months ago

It was very crowded

walking
4 months ago

LOTS OF PEOPLE! WUBALUBA DUB DUB!!

5 months ago

What do you do in a big city with limited space for a park? High Line Park is the answer. This repurposing of an unused rail line is beautiful and innovative. At the time I walked the whole length, but the park has been extended since then.

walking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Got there by 7p for the Friends of the High Line tour. Enjoyed Francesca's history of the High Line. It's my first time doing the tour and 3 time on the High Line.

walking
7 months ago

Not a hike at all. Easy weekend stroll!

walking
9 months ago

Great walking path in the Chelsea area of NYC. Great views of the city.

walking
11 months ago

I live around 4 blocks from the Highline. I love getting on it early in the morning before the crowds. You can catch some amazing sunrises also!

walking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The highline is an amazing walk and moreover if you need to commute between the ends it offers an opportunity to escape the crazy streets for a while. The concessions are always cool small businesses that deserve the support. It's clean and a great summer activity. In the off months it's still nice just a bit windier.

Update: dogs are not allowed on the highline. Don't bring them

Sunday, October 09, 2016

nice easy walk. hangout spot as well. some art to check out too.

walking
Monday, September 12, 2016

A nice urban hike. This is a repurposed, elevated freight train bridge that used to run on the west side of Manhattan. Offers nice views of the Hudson River and the New York skyline. Lined with trees and vegetation. It can get crowded on weekends.

walking
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