Explore the most popular no dogs trails in New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a perfect day to do a spring snowshoe hike. The trail was riddled with postholes. After seeing this I tried my best to smooth out the trail. The carin for Eagle Mountain was buried.

Nice walk. Stroll or speed walk for exercise.

Easy walk, unfortunately park Pitch Pines devastated by bark beetles. North side of Veterans Highway offers nicer trails including a section of Greenbelt that is nicely laid out up to Lakeland County Park. Lots of ticks in warmer weather, treated clothing and gaiters recommended.

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10 days ago

Great little hike. Different concept of things. Pretty cool views. I loved the forest with the music in it. That part was really cool.

Beautiful and great for kids.

13 days ago

Fun trail. Lots of variety in scenery. You go from fields, to forest like, to a swamp, back to forest then to cliffs overlooking the Sound. Took the kiddos and they loved it. The hilly part is fun to explore as it is the remnants of the Ice Age glaciers. Beautifully straight Tulip Tree, too. Take the map along with you and you won't get lost. I had my 13 year old navigating. No issues. You can go completely right around the swamp or straight past it, keeping it on your left, and head to the bluffs. Then you can also explore the hilly south side of the swamp and detour back to the parking area. The parking is the worst of it all. We had to wait for someone to return from the hike to get a spot. Only parking for six cars, but we squeezed in seven. I can't imagine trying to get a spot on the nice spring and summer days. It is one we'd like to explore in each season.

Great hike, amazing views, and a lot of fun scrambles on this trail.

A long hike but much quicker than one would expect. The 14 mile length is deceiving, a slow hiker like myself being passed by most on the trail took about 9.5 hrs. Not a problem for a summer day hike.

Trail is crowded in the summer but well maintained and of a modest grade as far as high peaks trails go. Few to no views until you get to the alpine zone. Great views from the baren summit of course.

beautiful nature trail

Hiked the loop and it is one of my favorite hikes to date. The hike itself is lots of fun with the ladders and the trail is super cool too! Beautiful all the way. Really loved it. My only issue was that I didn't realize that the road leading to the trailhead is seasonal i.e. not plowed during the winter months. Not only did this add an extra 0.6 miles or so in the beginning, it also added another 0.2 or 0.3 at the end because you have to backtrack a bit to return to the trailhead to sign out. Other than these minor details, the hike was awesome and the views from the summit are STUNNING. Views of the pond at sunset are also quite nice.

As it says this is definitely an intermediate to expert-level hike as it is quite steep and snow/ice make conditions even more difficult. I would highly recommend snowshoes and ice crampons. Trekking poles may be strapped to your pack for the ascent (too steep to use on the way up), but are of value on the way down. Happy trails!

19 days ago

Great reward for such a short hike, designated camp spot is one of the best and includes outhouse.

19 days ago

Better trail markers on the way to the summit!! If you go to the summit and proceed to go to the pond, the markers are more spaced out, little harder to navigate. This app is a great way to make sure you stay on the course.

Nice place to visit. Lots of trails, reportedly a lot of wildlife (the group I went with was likely too large and loud and scared them off). Trails are wide, appear to be pretty well marked (from parking lot to Bunce's Bridge). Despite recent rains, trails were pretty good. Pretty flat, so good for beginners. Will go back in other seasons and with fewer people. Shared with equestrians.

Hiked from Rt. 22 up to where the Appalachian Trail met the red trail. Pretty tough climb in the snow, but very difficult to figure out where the red trail continued when I got to the top. Decided to turn around and come back. I’ll have to return when the weather is better to do the lake loop from Quaker Lake Road. The section of the AT I hiked was nice but no real views or outstanding features. Crosses some farmland at the beginning, and you’ll have to scale a few ladders over fences before you get to the Nature Reserve trailhead.

perfect walk for all seasons with paved even path. Great opportunity to see an eagle soar by.

I did this trail in the Spring. The key is to get there early, because it will be packed. If solitude is more what you prefer when hiking, this is not the trail for you. That being said, the beauty of the gorges and waterfalls on this trail is worth dealing with the crowds. Definitely worth the price to get in.

walked the first half from Jericho tpike it is a bit shabby. lots of garbage. would make a nice eagle scout project to clean it up.

Its a nice place for trail running and has a pleasant view on top of the hill. The only thing that can be bothersome is noise of the traffic but that's fairly expected due to its location.

Well marked . Great trail . Maybe the most difficult trail on Long Island.

Very crowded as expected but very beautiful

Gave it an extra star because it was February and 55 degrees.
Just about 5 miles round trip from across from Maria Regina Church (park on either side of Jerusalem Ave) to Merrick Rd and back. Very twisty and turney , very narrow path with cat-briar bushes encroaching on path. Wouldn't walk/hike in shorts or short sleeves or you'll be bleeding the whole way...especially on the northern limits of the hike. Theres paths on the east side and the west side. I travelled south on the east, returned going north on the west. Areas of wet mud, bog, signs that adjacent neighborhoods drain into the paths so I wouldn't go in the rain. Im here in late Feb so I expect moist. Slippery leaves but not a problem, muddy areas have go-arounds. Many trees down across path, garbage all over, and many many root tripping hazards. Not well maintained but it is February so maybe there's a tune-up before real spring hits. Easy. Just about exactly 10,000 steps for the fitbit users.Massapequa Preserve would be a better choice IMHO.

28 days ago

Getting to the Preserve was pretty easy, I followed my navigating app on my phone.

The paths--and there are many--are pretty easy to identify. And there are markers, only the numbered/lettered ones are found on the map distributed at the Nature Center, making the map less helpful than I would have liked (which is why I gave it 4 stars and not 5). Bring a good sense of direction...and a compass!

The walk/paths themselves are an interesting mix--there are a variety of environments to explore--wetland, forest, field, kame; terrain varies as well--dirt (today mud), grass, gravel, sand. Mud made the trail a little slippery at times, but this was otherwise a pretty easy hike. Nothing too steep. I met a few (very few) people on the trails; saw horseshoe prints in the mud, but no equestrians.

I couldn't stay, as there was a threat of inclement weather, but I will be back! Expect the place will be teeming with wildlife activity in the spring.

This was one of the most beautiful trails I've ever done. This was one of the stops on our road trip from Michigan to Maine. I'm so glad we did it!

on High Line Park

28 days ago

Excellent, easy, fairly long walk or jog. Beautiful and quiet . NYC did a great job of creating a place for everyone to enjoy.

Born and raised in the hills of Homer, NY, Lime Hollow was once one of the best kept secrets for runners in the Cortland/Ithaca and Homer areas. It has now been cleaned up and expanded to be a solid trail running mecca if you don't want to make the trip to Ithaca or Syracuse for Green Lakes State Park.

For Trail runners looking to get some mid week or weekend runs in, Lime Hollow offers are moderate challenge especially around the ponds closer to McLean Road. I frequently when home from CA will do workouts on the rolling hills around the ponds.

Great place that I am happy to see more runners and walkers are starting to explore, especially in the areas off of the common trails.

Nice hike in the middle of February 75degrees this afternoon!!!!

Great little, short hike around an old cranberry bog. Very pleasant and easy. Lovely views of the water.

1 month ago

Walked it in the winter, when crowds were light. Can only imagine how crowded it gets in good weather. Nice way to get down to the Meatpacking District from the West Side. Tons of construction along the first part of the walk.

Walked this trail 2 days ago. It was absolutely lovely but the trail was confusing in a number of spots. The trail could definitely have been marked clearer but overall it was really pretty and relaxing. We would recommend this hike; make sure to leave yourselves 2.5 hours to complete if you're hiking.

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