High Line Park

EASY 28 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
22 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).

5 days ago

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

15 days ago

It was very crowded

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2 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.

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2 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.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Not a hike at all. Easy weekend stroll!

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