Manhattan: Central Park Trail

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Central Park

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 is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length3.7 miElevation gain164 ftRoute typePoint to point
kid friendlyRoad bikingWalkingRunningDog friendlyLakePavedViewsWildflowersCity walk
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Bjoern Hinrichsen
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AieSha Mumford
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WalkingGreat!

It was an easy walk. Not challenging but I did notice my labored breathing as me and my friend were having conversation. We went on a Sunday and the weather was very fair. The sights were picturesque and pleasing to the eye. Just gorgeous.

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Linda Scanlan
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WalkingGreat!

Enjoyed this so much! Lovely day in the park.

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Kelvi Teneganay
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Road bikingGreat!
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Cesar Valencia
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Pink sunset

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Erin Hall Leamon
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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!

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Neha Dembla
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Cute trail within the park

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

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

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Lacey Jones
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Everyone should do this atleast once

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Kelsey Martin
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Beautiful sunny day! Fuck you, coronavirus!

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

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

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Clay Stanley
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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

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

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Marvin J.
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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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Anabelle's Song
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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

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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.

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Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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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.

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

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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.

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Nic Boshart
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pretty in the city

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

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Becca Saunders
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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.

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MaryKate Kasler
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I am

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

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