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

Love this place

1 month ago

Did this one at night. Exhilarating walk above the river with cars flight by and city lights all around!


Cranford Rose Garden makes a great date destination when the roses are in full bloom.

2 months ago

Amazing scenery

Perfect for walking/running with your pup or peaceful enough by yourself. There is several places with broken glass but overall perfect for what we were looking for.

Stunning views, but so crowded.

I have always enjoyed walking across bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge walk was most awesome

7 months ago

Of course there is plenty of walking experiences here in the different gardens. Area dedicated to kids as well. They are undergoing renovations in some parts (2017-2018) but only one area at a time, and so much else to see.
This is a regular spot for my wife and I to do a quick walk through or a leisurely stroll with friends and their kids.
There are birding guided tours which are fun too!

My favorite view of the city, especially when you continue walking along to the Heights.

7 months ago

I love this view of the city.

I like bringing the dogs here but there is so much glass in the sand it can be a little scary.

Lovely park, especially in Spring for cherry blossoms.

just dobt like hights and the fact it could fall at any moment so ya...

10 months ago

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

great place !

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great for a leisurely walk with my dog. Ideal for running or biking. Not great for hiking.

Friday, March 03, 2017

A fun walk with some nice scenery. Great exercise with some additional walking opportunity's on either side.

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

awesome ride on the bridge!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Iconic thing to do when in NYC. We walked from Brooklyn towards Manhattan so we could see Manhattan as we crossed the bridge. Very busy with lots of people and bikes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My wife and I did this walk for my birthday...this was one of many activities that she had planned for me. The walk offers great views and the bridge is very unique in its architecture. BE CAREFUL...the bikers seem like they don't want to share and the travel way too fast :)

Friday, August 05, 2016

what a wonderful view, I hope I can go there one day.

Friday, July 29, 2016

I enjoy walking across bridges. Brooklyn Bridge was an awesome one to cross with the crowd out of NYC.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Very beautiful botanical garden located in the heart of Brooklyn. Nice escape from the busy city and buildings. Beautiful flowers, gardens, lakes, and waterfall. We were there in the Spring and the Cherry trees were in bloom and they were beautiful

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Great old cemetery. Some steep hills but views are worth it. Lots of birds here during spring migration. Great spot for warblers. Many famous graves as well.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Help - these apps are not found in the Australian iTunes store and Apple won't let me buy items from the US store.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I enjoy this walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan, so you can see the Manhattan skyline as it begins to light up. This can be accomplished with a late morning visit to Battery Park and a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Once done, come back to Battery Park, catch the R line to Brooklyn Heights. This is a wonderful neighborhood to walk through as you head toward the Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway, where the East River joins the Hudson. This is a beautiful walk with views of Liberty Island, Battery Park and lower Manhattan. Follow up the greenway toward the Brooklyn Bridge. You must stop at Grimaldi's pizza at the base of the bridge. Delicious coal brick-oven pizza that you will make a regular stop on your trips to the city. After enjoying Grimaldi's, hop up on the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the sights of Manhattan slightly before dusk starts to set in. As you walk, the lights of Manhattan begin to transform the skyline. Get to Manhattan and continue your walk to Little Italy for a gelato, Chinatown for a fun tour of the markets, or catch the subway back to midtown/uptown areas. This is a fun and spectacular day of walking, sightseeing, classic NYC pizza and gelato! Have fun!

trail running
Saturday, July 13, 2013

By trail, I mean boardwalk. Take the subway out to Coney Island and walk the boardwalk as a loop. Start at any of the entry points and go down and around to the other end until you return to where you began. I guarantee you'll see more than you might have imagined. Likely you also decided to have a Nathan's hotdog or take a dip in the ocean! Why not right? The oceanfront Russian restaurants offer an amazing lunch special everyday in the summer that includes options like Borscht. We love the workout and change of pace from the forest trails.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

We started on the Brooklyn side - but ran - through Chinatown and back! Loved every step of it!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I walked the Brooklyn Bridge during a business trip on an early morning in September 2010. It offers one of the rare opportunities in New York, Central Par being another one, to escape the urban jungle and catch some fresh air. The views on Manhattan are incredible. Highly recommended for anyone who happens to be in New York, including families. This is also a great running route.

Be careful of bicycles, as the pedestrian portion of the bridge is shared.

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