Looking for a great trail near New York City, New York? AllTrails has 28 great trail running trails, hiking 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 in Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 22 easy trails in New York City ranging from 1 to 10.5 miles and from 0 to 295 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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4 days ago

Arguably the nicest place to walk in Brooklyn. Paved roads well marked, well kept. Delightful change in the middle of the urban jungle. There is also a dirt-paved trail run around the perimeter of the park, which I have not explored yet.

Pretty. Mostly woods and you can forget you are in the five boroughs

trail running
washed out
10 days ago

Great run, muddy which is okay. Be careful with the loose branches and trees.

trail running
12 days ago

Fun. Local. Clean trail. A couple of pitched (and mild) “hills”. Nice for and out and back run.

pretty in the city

washed out
17 days ago

It rained on Thursday, and the trail was still six inches of mud on Sunday. There were a few impassable spots of the trail, in sketchy parts of town.

Biggest complaint is that most of the trail is basically people’s backyards, and you have to cross WAY too many busy streets with no traffic lights.

The only reason this gets two stars is because the beach for the last mile is gorgeous! My advice is to do the yellow or blue trails which are actually nice trails, and check out the beach afterwards!

Great local Staten Island trail. You're very close to homes and roads but still a fun and varied path. All of the trail crossings by roads had flooding and required a detour around half frozen ponds of run off in January.

27 days ago

More of a stroll.

Simply Newyork.

trail running
1 month ago

Love it!

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

trail running
1 month 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!

2 months 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


nice leisurely walk, surrounded by nature and birds

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

3 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

3 months ago

Great trail, love the diversity

3 months ago

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

4 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.

5 months ago

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

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