Prospect Park Loop

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Prospect Park Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop 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.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Prospect Park has so many child-friendly attractions that you might find a single visit won't do them justice. You can also bring a ball and play in an open field, watch dogs frolic at dog beach, and walk through the ravine, New York's last remaining forest. In summer, the bandshell at 9th St., near the Harmony Playground, hosts concerts and dance performances. A stable offers trail rides in the park.

walking
off trail
2 months ago

This walk is for everyone. It's makes for a great day in the park all season long. You can even bring your dog along for a long walk with you as well.

hiking
4 months ago

If you like to be among lots of people, this is the place to be. Good workout as well.

hiking
off trail
over grown
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Love the park!

hiking
9 months ago

Good loop around the park. You can even bring your 4 legged friend around. The Lond Meadow, which is accessible from the loop allows off leash dogs before 9am and after 9pm.

10 months ago

Brooklyn's equivalent of Central Park. Gigantic with a whole forest, plenty of shade, ponds, legit walking trails, and meadows for playing games outdoors. Dog friendly. It was packed this weekend due to excellent weather.

hiking
muddy
snow
11 months ago

This is a great place to introduce beginners to a easier hike.

walking
Mon Feb 11 2019

Arguably the nicest place to walk in Brooklyn. Paved roads well marked, well kept. Delightful change in the middle of the urban jungle. There is also a dirt-paved trail run around the perimeter of the park, which I have not explored yet.

running
Tue Jan 15 2019

Love it!

walking
Tue Sep 04 2018

I jog this trail twice a week. Its very manageable and the scenery never gets old.

walking
Sun Jun 24 2018

Nice loop around Prospect Park, fully paved the whole way. Pedestrian walkway on the left, bikes down the middle. Good views of the lawns, with tons of BBQs and picnickers on an early summer day. You'll also pass by the lake about half way through. Last half mile or so is a gentle little climb. Worth checking out Grand Army Plaza and the beautiful Bailey Fountain, which are adjacent to the park.

road biking
Fri Jun 01 2018

The hill definitely offers a challenge but it sure is fun going back down on your bike.

hiking
Fri Feb 09 2018

It’s a great little trail for the city people . It is nice and I enjoyed it. great to bring the pup to.....they also have a great little part for the dogs to go swimming in!!

walking
Sat Feb 03 2018

Beautiful, fun, great people-watching. Hill is challenging for running or cycling.

running
Sat Nov 18 2017

This is my daily trail run! What I love most about this loop is its variety: beautiful trees and foliage, sweeping views of the lake and fields, a mix of ups and downs, and plenty of water fountains along the way. March / April is the best time of year to visit, when snow drops, daffodils and crocus bloom all along the path.

road biking
Wed Oct 04 2017

A nice long loop, all paved with some incline. I wouldn’t call it an easy run.

Fri Jul 29 2016

We picked a day when there was a festival so it was difficult to navigate but once in the park an enjoyable ride.

bird watching
Mon Jul 18 2016

Great park for birding, especially during spring warbler migration.

road biking
Fri Jun 24 2016

a fast paved loop with a challenging hill. it's a beautiful place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

walking
Thu Jun 16 2016

Fun area of Brooklyn

walking
Fri Apr 03 2015

Biggest surprise was the collection of padlocks at mid-bridge. Then I read the NYC removes thousands of the "love-locks" at a time.

running
Fri Jun 06 2014

Perfect trail for running and bike. No big steep hills (just one but not that steep) majority flat. I was in Brooklyn and it was a great option instead go to Central Park as I'm used to.

walking
Sun Sep 04 2011

Nice walk. Not really a hike.

hiking
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hiking
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