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Best trails in New York

232,207 Reviews
Trying to find the best New York trails? AllTrails has 2,980 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Keene Valley, Lake Placid or New York City, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New York state park trails, check out Bear Mountain State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Mount Beacon Park near Beacon or Blydenburgh Park near Smithtown. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 1,489 easy trails in New York ranging from 0.6 to 78.3 miles and from 0 to 3,205 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in New York
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#1 - Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Cascade Mountain Trail is a popular hiking trail to access Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain peaks. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. Hikers will be treated to Show more
#2 - Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
This steep incline up to Bear Mountain summit features incredible views. Please note that the parking lot fills up very fast on the weekends. The loop uses both the Appalachian Trail and the Major WShow more
#3 - Gertrude's Nose Trail
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
A beautiful trail with diverse terrain. The views from the south and east are breathtaking. Additionally, the rock outcroppings are truly spectacular. Allow for plenty of time to enjoy the views and pShow more
#4 - South Beacon Mountain via Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
Breakneck Ridge is a scenic mountain with rocky cliffs along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring in New York. The parking area is at the Breakneck Ridge Train Station off route 9d and the Show more
#5 - Overlook Mountain Trail
Overlook Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
As of May, 2020, users have reported that the Fire Tower is currently closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#6 - Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 8 h 3 m
Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state within the High Peaks Region. This is a challenging hike due to its length. Starting on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the Adirondack Loj or neaShow more
#7 - Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop
Watkins Glen State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
NOTE: Users have reported that as of July 2020, the final portion of the Gorge Trail is closed due to COVID-19. Please check with the park for more information. Watkins Glen State Park in New York isShow more
#8 - Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail
Storm King State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#9 - Giant Mountain Peak via Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
You can also access Rocky Peak Ridge by taking a right turn (east) at the top of Giant Mountain Peak. There is also a nearby trail leading up that way (see nearby trails). Although dogs are allowed toShow more
#10 - Indian Head and Rainbow Falls
Adirondack Mountain Reserve
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
Note: Users have reported that the East River Trail is currently closed after Beaver Meadow Falls. The bridge to Rainbow Falls from Indian Head is also closed, but there is an easy detour. Read reviewShow more
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