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Manhattan: Central Park Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York City, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 164 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Partially paved

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Erin Hall Leamon
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Hiking

I live near the park and come here every day, and if you want to stay on the trail keep your phone in hand and watch carefully. It's not an obvious route and you'll scratch your head a few times over the up/down and back/forth when there's a sidewalk right in front of you. Perhaps just walk up to the north part of the park and explore some of the lesser-known areas up there -- wonderful exploring with lots to see!

Neha Dembla
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Hiking

Cute trail within the park

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J C
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Hiking

Enjoyed walking around Central Park during my visit years ago. Hope to return someday!

Elaine Lin
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Hiking

This park has gotten me through some tough times including the quarantine!

Lacey Jones
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Everyone should do this atleast once

Kelsey Martin
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Hiking

Beautiful sunny day! Fuck you, coronavirus!

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Douglas Sears
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Road biking

rode as part of Five-Boroughs Bike event. Hope to ride at a more leisurely pace, some day.

Stephen Philbrick
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HikingMuddy

First time on this trail. An overcast, December day with occasional light precipitation. On the one hand, you have to pay close attention to the map to stay on the exact trail. On the other hand, you are basically headed to the end of the park, so it may not matter much.

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Tyler Belanga
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Hiking

No place quite like Central Park, center of the known universe.

Clay Stanley
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Hiking

nice stroll through the park. with it being a sunday afternoon, was very crowded. We stopped halfway at the lake and spent an hour canoeing..(or should I say I paddled while my wife took pictures!!!) all in all, a very nice and easy way to spend an afternoon in NYC

Dev Dutt
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Hiking

love the trial completely. have done so so many times.

Marvin J.
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Hiking

A good trail! People are expected. Paved a good way though. There's some opportunities to deviate the route if you're looking to go through rough terrain. All the tunnels were.cool, especially the last one with the river running alongside it. I started at dusk and got here by sundown and it was pitch black on the way there and through in the north woods. A headlamp would be a good move! It was memorable and would be perfect for a spooky evening out next month. Standing in front of the finish line right now, it was a fun trek. And civilization is a few hundred feet away. The view that awaits you here is gorgeous, even at night.

Benjamin Rosloff
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Hiking

The trail in Central Park isn’t easy as I thought, unless I use the map from the AllTrails app, but no matter than that, it’s still recommendable in doing it again. Central Park is a journey for me, and hopefully one day, when it’s sunny out, and not too buggy, I’ll go on this trail again.

Sunny Patel
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Road biking

Easy bike path to follow, smooth roads. A lot of others riding bikes and walking though, but still not a difficult bike and enjoyable for all skill levels

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Stacey Dominguez
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Road biking

Can get a little crowded sometimes with all the travelers but overall it’s super beautiful. If it’s summer time bring water and/or a drink with electrolytes you’ll definitely need it!

Anabelle's Song
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Hiking

It'll never live up to the time I was serenaded on horseback, but Central Park didn't disappoint today. My daughter and I took a long walk before a bucket list item checked off, Wicked! Tomorrow we see Aladdin on Broadway! 1044

GT W
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Beautiful walk today with perfect weather in NYC. The park is nicely clean with minimal litter despite the colossal amount of people out today enjoying the sun.

Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Hiking

Went early on a Monday and it was below freezing with wind and some sun. Beautiful day to see most of the park as everyone was walking to work or walking their dog. Scenery was amazing! Dress for the weather it was windy and cold around the big lake.

Frank Baquiran
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wow great. walk at night. being a tourist

Dr. John Pakiela
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Hiking

Must see for the tourist. Lots of people. Easy place to walk, bike, or walk without the fear of traffic. We felt safe. No issues. Gets you out of the hustle and bustle of the city for awhile.

Errol J.
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Hiking

Central Park remains one of my favorite places to visit, it’s a fun and relaxing experience.

Just Love Hiking
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Hiking

Visited NY over a year ago and checked this one off the list.

Nic Boshart
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pretty in the city

Anthony Hensley
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Beauty at every turn. Was on my bucket list and it was well worth the trip.

David S.
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Walking

Always a nice walk, still discovering new spots each visit. Especially around the lakes

Becca Saunders
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Walking

Best outing in NYC, nothing compared to the mountains of CO. It was great to get outside and see trees while we were in the city.

MaryKate Kasler
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I am

Albert Mahoney
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Great. Place to run. Safe. Great people watching. The epicenter of NYC.

Flynn McCormack
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Beware of squirrels.

Mike K
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Best place in the city

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