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

Good view of Manhattan and the bridge. Some old fort buildings and cannons.

walking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
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

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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Nice enough walk, paved. But it is still an active coast guard base, the map provided is not an accurate map for public use. If you know the area it’s easy to navigate around the government property. If you don’t know the area, visit the visitor center at New York ave and Marshall rd first. There’s a good parking lot there as well.

hiking
6 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.

walking
6 months ago

Easy and touristy!

this is one of my favorite places to go in NYC. it gets really crowded, though, so push to go early early or during a light rain or something.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty cool space. I love that this area could be turned into some kind of open space above street level. Busy and popular!

Walked from one side to the other and back. An iconic structure. Would have been nice if the walking/biking surface was a tad wider. I imagine it gets cramped when it's a nice weekend morning.

Stunning views of the Verrazano Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and the NYC skyline. It’s challenging if you make it. Otherwise it can just be relaxing. Check out the 69th St Pier, Verrazano gardens, ball fields, Shore Rd Park and my fave..Owls Head Park. There are free movies on the green in the summer months. Or take the ferry to a trendy Bklyn neighborhood or NYC!

walking
8 months ago

Very easy path to follow with plenty of places to stop, sit and enjoy. Now that the weather is warming up there are plenty of people on the High Line, and when we walked the High Line the crowd was huge, yet the noise was minimal. There are also a handful of food/drink stations along the way as well as a couple of gift shop kiosks and a few street vendors. I suggest you take your time, enjoy the quietness and beautiful landscape.

best ride ever

It’s cool because it’s unique - you’re above the city! That said it’s also usually very crowded and not super green or spacious - it’s pretty narrow. Has some cool sunbathing chaise-lounges that you can chill in on the way, plus a lot of cool sculptures! ☺️

walking
10 months ago

Cute short little trail above all of the madness below. Nice views! Beautifully landscaped.

Enjoy!

Love the view and the easy to walk around

on High Line Park

11 months ago

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

walking
11 months 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.

on High Line Park

walking
11 months ago

walking
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Really nice walk... it isn't a true boardwalk as it is all concrete. It is wide and should withstand any future storm. Great beach... pretty easy to get to from the city. Good for people watching. There isn't much else along this stretch...you have to west on 116th to find any decent eats. It is an easy 10 miles and a good way to get the steps in.

hiking
Saturday, January 06, 2018

Very cold this morning, but the hike was great. Lots of dogs out enjoying the snow. The start/finish is at the Museum of Natural History...so you can make a day of it by also exploring the museum before or after the hike.

walking
Friday, November 24, 2017

Peaceful part of the city . Unique feel being elevated !

walking
Thursday, November 02, 2017

Great escape from city. Even though you are right in the middle of it being elevated makes it seem like you are on a different planet at time. Very clean and everyone seems friendly on there. Start and finish in Chelsea so you can visit the indoor market of the Food Network.

walking
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Great City views while walking a beautifully landscaped trail.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Love this walk. You get to see the city feom a different perspective. Just wish there was less construction.

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