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High Line Park is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York City, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

running

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).

hiking
16 days ago

Very relaxing walk. Is a mini forest in the heart of a very active city. Great way to relax half a little something to eat and just contemplate on the meaning of life. You need to relieve some stress and scape the hectic city life for a bit? Great come here.

hiking
bugs
26 days ago

Big crowds, nice city walk with views but no hike.

walking
bugs
29 days ago

Lovely walk downtown with some interesting views of the neighborhood and cool architectural structures built on an abandoned elevated railway. Also some nice gardens. Good place to relax and watch the sunset. Worth a walk if you don’t mind a leisurely pace (it’s narrow and there are big crowds usually) and being in close proximity to bees with little room to run, ha.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walk through the city. crowded, but with good reason. It's ready, convenient, and had lots of interesting things to see.

Crowded but still a great walk

hiking
2 months ago

I used to love the High Line. It was my favorite place to walk before heading home from work. Now it's just over crowded with tourists who stand around and stop the flow of traffic. You can't walk here anymore, it's a place to park yourself and enjoy the plant life over Manhattan.

hiking
3 months ago

Its just walking, can't be considered as a hike. Highline is free elevated park and has flee markets in summer and concerts do happen.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful! Always came here when used to work in the city. It’s usually crowded in the evening.

4 months ago

Normally, urban trails seem as if they are stuck in the city. The High Line is special because it feels like it's part of the city, weaving through the buildings of Manhattan. The elevated pathway captures the bustle of NYC yet still feels removed from the hubbub. A real surprise and treat for NYC visitors.

5 months ago

What a great way to repurpose an extended piece of an abandoned elevated rail line. It was very crowded on a sunny April mid afternoon so it's hardly a relaxing walk - must visit at a quieter time of day. The landscaping and periodic rest spaces are nicely designed. And the elevated view of street crossings is very cool. I recommend this walk when you are in the area.

6 months ago

Really interesting concept: an elevated "park" that has a variety of trees and native plants. Little shade though.

hiking
6 months ago

Really enjoyed running on the High Line. Gets you up and off the streets so you can enjoy the scenery. Got there just as it was getting crowded so time of day is important. All concrete on top of old train tracks. Lots of construction as this area has lot of growth because of the trail. Well worth doing.

hiking
7 months ago

Very fun NYC walk. Keep in mind that it can close during snowy/icy conditions. Extra beautiful in the spring when flowers/trees are blooming.

walking
11 months ago

One of the most wonderful places to walk in NYC. Can be a bit crowed at times.

11 months ago

not really a trail but still pretty awesome for an urban area

hiking
Tuesday, October 02, 2018

You don’t come to NY for the hiking trails. This is basically just an elevated sidewalk, crowded & noisy, but it does have greenery & places to sit, along with some interesting architectural views.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Spent a lovely day on the High line. It was very beautiful and peaceful. Beautifully done and I highly recommend everyone go and enjoy the beauty!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Easy and touristy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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
Saturday, June 23, 2018

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

walking
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

walking
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

walking
Friday, November 24, 2017

Peaceful part of the city . Unique feel being elevated !

walking
Thursday, November 02, 2017

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.

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