Staten Island Greenbelt White Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Staten Island Greenbelt White Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

beach

forest

lake

views

This is a fun enjoyable 7 mile hike thru the Staten Island Greenbelt. The upper parts between Willowbrrok park, Latourette and the ravine are the most secuded and enjoyable of the White trail. The lower section are very close to roads so you will hear cars going by. You can continue another 1.5 miles to the very end of Great Kills park if you wanted to make this an 8.5 mile hike. Cheat sheet to follow White trail over 10 street crossings: *The White trail starts at the Victory Blvd entrance to Willowbrookpark, follows the lake to your right, then past the carousel. Make a right after the carousel into the picnic area or you will miss the trail. Go straight back and you will see the white blaze. 1-Forest Hill Rd - across street 2-Rockland ave - across street 3-London Rd - go left, down Meisner Ave towards rock wall then go thru gap in guardrail 4-Eleanor st -across street to the right 5-Nugent st -across street to the right 6-St George Rd -go right, trail is just before Lawn ave 7-St Andrew rd - go right, trail on left side after Nadine st 8-McCully ave -go left to Richmond Rd, go right on Richmond, across from bus map pole 9-Clarke Ave - go left to Amboy Rd -cross to Savoy st, near Riedel ave left of guardrail 10-Hylan Blvd -cross to great kills park. Watch out for the many unmarked cross trails, keep an eye out for the white blazes. Some parts of the trail are poorly marked, especially the lower sections. If you loose the trail backtrack and you will be fine.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Staten Island Greenbelt White Trail starting on Victory Blvd to Hylan Blvd and ending in great Kills park. This was a fun enjoyable 7 mile hike thru the Staten Island Greenbelt. The upper parts between Willowbrrok park, Latourette and the ravine are the most secuded and enjoyable of the White trail. The lower section are very close to roads so you will hear cars going by. You can continue another 1.5 miles to the very end of Great Kills park if you wanted to make this an 8.5 mile hike. We parked one car in Great Kills park and then drove to Willowbrook park to start our hike.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015