Explore the most popular trails near Bethpage with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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too close to civilization

road biking
23 days ago

Asphalt bike path with a lot of pedestrians

Nice hiking trail that runs parallel to the bike trail clearly marked and well maintained. Does not intersect with bike trail again till Jerusalem ave. Creek between trails

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Love this trail. Very easy bike ride on paved paths.

road biking
4 months ago

I t was a beautiful day cycling on this trail. We started in Bethpage Park on the paved road, and took gravel road through the preserve on our way back. The paved path was a bit too crowded, given it was Sat of the Fathers Day weekend. The gravel road was totally empty. The whole path covered with jasmine bushes, and oh how it smelled ! We were floating through the waves of this beautiful scent! While in the preserve we saw ducks with ducklings in the creek, geese with their goslings on the meadows by the road, and even swans with cygnets on the shore of the lake. Also there was a turtle crossing the trail to the lake, and an egret drifting on a floating grass island across the lake.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

mountain biking
off trail
5 months ago

road biking
5 months ago

Very nice, but somewhat crowded on this perfect Saturday in May.

hiking
bugs
off trail
5 months ago

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Nice hike. A little muddy today, but as long as you're aware of your steps.

best trail

Great trail but heavily trafficked on weekends. Lots of wildlife.

beautiful trial

walking
Tue Jun 19 2018

Went for a walk along paved bike path (was not equipped to go hiking). Started in Bethpage and headed north. Path was well kept and was moderately trafficked--there were stretches of solitude. People (bikers, walkers, joggers, and people with leashed dogs) seemed to share the path well--one or two people on their phone, but otherwise a pleasant walk. Path does cross a few major roads, but they are well marked an have traffic signals. At times the path skirts along suburbia. It was mostly flat in this direction, with a moderate hill at about mile 1. Parts were pleasantly shaded, but the more north (closer to LIE, which is where I turned around), it was open. Bethpage State Park charges $8 to park, they have a map of hiking trails which appears to be somewhat reliable, if not terrifically detailed. Where the hiking paths cross the bike path, the blazes appear to be intact and highly visible. I plan on returning to explore more!

road biking
Sat Jun 16 2018

Just did the 12.5 mile ride from Woodbury to Massapequa. Tons of windy and narrow paths, populated on the weekends with joggers, dog walkers, and bikers. There are several road crossings (including some highway ramps near the beginning and middle). The 12.5 mile path starts in Woodbury, heads along the highway in Trailview State Park, into Bethpage State Park, then along the highway to Massapequa Preserve. Crossing a road brings you to the southern part of the Preserve, until you hit Massapequa / Biltmore Shores. As far as the content, there are several climbs, most notably at the beginning (with 20+ mph sections), including along the highway, and before road crossings. Many bikers of all skill levels are on this path, so stay in your lane and call when you need to pass. Being not in the best condition myself, the climbs were difficult, but rewarding with the downhill sections, and overall was a great experience, though I wouldn’t put this as my first time trail if I knew there were some intense climb sections. The souther you go, the more windy the paths get, perfect for single-gear riders, with some tiny dips and climbs. The Massapequa Preserve part has some good scenery with plenty of people near the lake, with less bikers and more pedestrians here than Bethpage State Park. All three areas (Trailview, Bethpage, Massapequa) offer some off-road sections, but not for the inexperienced biker. I have yet to do this opposite (south to north end), and it’s perfectly fine if you start from different points on the bike way; there are plenty of drop-in and drop-off spots. I would recommend this if you got a few hours to spare.

road biking
Tue Mar 06 2018

Lucky for me, I live 1/3 of a mile from an access point. I can take the trail from my house to Woodbury and back for a 24 mile ride with only a few road crossings and lots of shaded trail. Best done on a weekday.

hiking
Sat Feb 17 2018

Nice trail with several side trails to walk along. You have the option to make the hike as short of as long as you would like.

mountain biking
Sun Nov 05 2017

Yesterday was amazing I didn’t even know this trail was that long! I was able to see wild rabbits, ducks, geese and more! I love nature and the outdoors. I’m so proud of myself over 15 miles!!

road biking
Tue Sep 05 2017

Great scenic path. Fun for the whole family.

road biking
Tue Aug 08 2017

Rode it this past Sunday mid-morning with my 14 year old son. We started at the nothern most parking (which has space for 6 cars + 1 handicap spot). We rode to Sunrise Highway and back, about 20 miles round trip. As it got later in the morning, the path became more crowded mostly with pedestrians toward the southern end of the route. Similar to the Vanderbilt path, there were pedestrians and cyclists with ear plugs or headphones. Some cyclists were inexperienced on paths; stopping in the middle, pulling off to the left without looking behind... All in all the path is nicely paved and is best for cycling in the morning on weekends, or possibly more times on weekdays.

First time .. a nice challenging experience!

Sat Apr 15 2017

Perfect trail for road bikes, running, walking, etc. there is a dirt trail that runs parallel for most of the time which is good for newbie trail bikers or any trail runners. Ended up in massapequa park. Not sure if this is considered the same trail but they merged seamlessly. Not too crowded was alone for 5-10 min stretches. Some dogs on leash. Will come again. $8 parking fee if you park in the bethpage lot.

walking
Tue Apr 11 2017

Beautiful trail to walk on

good dirt trails for runs. slightly confusing splits, but good quality.

road biking
Wed Nov 02 2016

Easy ride, usually very crowded on weekends. The winds can make on direction or the other very tough.

road biking
Mon Oct 31 2016

Ride this 3-4 times a week, always a good ride, great views, mix of serious and leisurely cyclists.

road biking
Sat Sep 10 2016

Beautiful year round and easy for all ages.

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