Van Cortlandt Park Trail

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Van Cortlandt Park Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bronx, 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.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
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11 months ago

Convenient, some interesting, and I mean interesting , views, but mostly a more natural plot in a urban sphere.

11 months ago

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, October 29, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, October 19, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Do not take the John Muir Trail. It is not maintained. There was horse poop quite frequently. The worst part was about a mile in, you reach an underpass to cross over the golf course and there was a homeless person living there under the bridge and no way to go around into the Old Croton Woods without passing him. Being in the Bronx, you don't feel safe when you see something like this. We saw the shadow of the man from a distance moving his sleeping blanket and immediately turned around. How scary! We tried to go down 3-4 miles to the lake past the vault area, and cross using the Old Croton Trail but once you reach the street, the stairs to the over pass were closed for construction. The only reason I gave it 2 stars and not 1 was because the lake was beautiful and also the grand central stones were very cool.

hiking
Saturday, May 16, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, June 11, 2014