Explore the most popular trails near 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.

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Beauty at every turn. Was on my bucket list and it was well worth the trip.

trail running
20 days ago

Yes it’s all blacktop. But this decommissioned section of the original Vanderbilt Motor Parkway has descent hills with both steady gradient as well as duration. And this is Long Island, we cant be too picky round these parts when it comes to hills. A good, solid run or walk. No cars to worry about and has nice canopy of trees. A Homerun if you you live in Nassau or queens!

walking
1 month ago

Always a nice walk, still discovering new spots each visit. Especially around the lakes

Best outing in NYC, nothing compared to the mountains of CO. It was great to get outside and see trees while we were in the city.

It's all pretty nice. Still some fall colors out Thanksgiving week. So many trails going every which way

HIKED IT PLENTY OF TIMES,BEAUTIFUL HIKE,NATURE HIKE,EASY,RESEMBLES NEW ENGLAND SHORE LINE.

nice leisurely walk, surrounded by nature and birds

A great walk through nature. A real surprise for the city.

walking
2 months ago

One of the most wonderful places to walk in NYC. Can be a bit crowed at times.

We walked the red trail with our class. The overlook was very nice. Very easy hike for beginners. Took about an hour. Trail markers, so our kids could practice. Next time we will do the blue trail.

Great. Place to run. Safe. Great people watching. The epicenter of NYC.

not really a trail but for NYC again not a bad trail

walking
2 months ago

Great trail, love the diversity

2 months ago

not really a trail but still pretty awesome for an urban area

hiking
3 months ago

You don’t come to NY for the hiking trails. This is basically just an elevated sidewalk, crowded & noisy, but it does have greenery & places to sit, along with some interesting architectural views.

Spent a lovely day on the High line. It was very beautiful and peaceful. Beautifully done and I highly recommend everyone go and enjoy the beauty!!!

Nice flats to run and walk. City is trying hard to revitalize the park and you can see it with the landscaping. Nice scenic view to take your mind of running.

walking
4 months ago

I jog this trail twice a week. Its very manageable and the scenery never gets old.

Beware of squirrels.

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk with Lambo my Golden Retriever, not sure who’s more tired...

Best place in the city

4 months ago

This is something I recommend to everyone visiting the city. It provides a different view of the city and was a great way to repurpose the old railroad.

walking
5 months ago

Escape from the city within the city

trail running
5 months ago

Beautiful and clean. Pristinely paved track with clear signage indicating the directions and lane assignments for walkers/runners and bikers.

Great trails....

it was a great hike in my dream.

hiking
5 months ago

This is such a wonderful example of the repurposing power of landscape architecture. It's a very flat walk for all ages, skill levels and elevators provide universal access for all to enjoy.

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