High Line Park

EASY 68 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).

22 days ago

This is something I recommend to everyone visiting the city. It provides a different view of the city and was a great way to repurpose the old railroad.

hiking
1 month ago

This is such a wonderful example of the repurposing power of landscape architecture. It's a very flat walk for all ages, skill levels and elevators provide universal access for all to enjoy.

walking
1 month ago

Easy and touristy!

2 months ago

this is one of my favorite places to go in NYC. it gets really crowded, though, so push to go early early or during a light rain or something.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty cool space. I love that this area could be turned into some kind of open space above street level. Busy and popular!

walking
3 months ago

Very easy path to follow with plenty of places to stop, sit and enjoy. Now that the weather is warming up there are plenty of people on the High Line, and when we walked the High Line the crowd was huge, yet the noise was minimal. There are also a handful of food/drink stations along the way as well as a couple of gift shop kiosks and a few street vendors. I suggest you take your time, enjoy the quietness and beautiful landscape.

4 months ago

It’s cool because it’s unique - you’re above the city! That said it’s also usually very crowded and not super green or spacious - it’s pretty narrow. Has some cool sunbathing chaise-lounges that you can chill in on the way, plus a lot of cool sculptures! ☺️

walking
5 months ago

Cute short little trail above all of the madness below. Nice views! Beautifully landscaped.

Enjoy!

6 months ago

Excellent, easy, fairly long walk or jog. Beautiful and quiet . NYC did a great job of creating a place for everyone to enjoy.

walking
6 months ago

Walked it in the winter, when crowds were light. Can only imagine how crowded it gets in good weather. Nice way to get down to the Meatpacking District from the West Side. Tons of construction along the first part of the walk.

walking
9 months ago

Peaceful part of the city . Unique feel being elevated !

walking
10 months 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
10 months ago

Great City views while walking a beautifully landscaped trail.

10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

AMAZING APP :)

Sunday, August 06, 2017

It was very crowded

walking
Friday, August 04, 2017

LOTS OF PEOPLE! WUBALUBA DUB DUB!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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
Friday, June 16, 2017

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

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
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Not a hike at all. Easy weekend stroll!

walking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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.

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hiking
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