Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

walking
6 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
muddy
washed out
12 days ago

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

trail running
13 days ago

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

hiking
no shade
off trail
private property
snow
18 days ago

Cool

hiking
19 days ago

I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS TRAIL IN THE SUMMER MONTH'S,MOSQUITO INFESTED,SWARM'S OF THEM,I WAS GETTING BIT EVERY SECOND,TERRIBLE!!!WINTER,FALL,& SPRING IS THE BEST.

pretty in the city

There is a lot of trash all along the trail and dumped in the woody areas. Even someone from the parks department dumped a bunch of seedlings in their plastic planters instead of actually planting them. It was terrible.

hiking
29 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.

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

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!

walking
2 months ago

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

Great way to see the skyline of NYC and others walking the city’s most famous bridge! Worth the time and excitement.

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.

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

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful urban escape. Dog friendly and lovely.

It is what it is. Fairly nice for being Within the city limits

hiking
3 months ago

Free admission on Wednesdays. Nice fall colors in some areas. Went into one of the buildings with some sort of chrysanthemum bonsai things. Pretty interesting. Lots of walking to do here

Explore the Thain Family Forest with this rail to trail adventure which is perfect for kids. If you enter the Spicebush Trail near the Rock Garden you can do a great loop and bring a stroller. There are steps but this way you can carry the stoller down not up them. Go on a Wednesday - free grounds access for all. Lovely Fall adventure.

nature trips
3 months ago

Was surprised to see how close to nature one can be right here in the Bronx. Luckily in my trails I saw a few people and even though it felt quite for most of the trail, I had the fortune of seeing a family of deers! It was such a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing trails I’ve done. Truly recommend it. There were some parts that was a bit scary, like walking under two tunnels to get to the other side, but other than that, it was a great nature experience.

Wonderful walk in the woods.

nice leisurely walk, surrounded by nature and birds

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

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

Between the zoo and gardens an enjoyable day.

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.

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