Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

trail running
13 days ago

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

hiking
muddy
washed out
19 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.

trail running
1 month ago

Love it!

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!

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.

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

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice if you live not far, as there’s no that many, and flat enough to be kids friendly.

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.

Soy nuevo y esta Increíble! Asombroso! voy a aprovecharlo mucho y a mi salud traerá muchos beneficios!
FELICITACIONES!!!

walking
5 months ago

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

Nice hills. Clear trails . Amazing its in ny.

I went on a Friday afternoon in July/2018, and only glimpsed one other hiker in the 4 hours I was hiking. Serene, peaceful, and beautiful are the words that come to mind. I hiked the White Trail about 7.5 miles out and the same distance back, but be careful and take note of landmarks or you can easily get turned around and lose your bearings. Saw plenty of wildlife like deers, rabbits, and birds, and will definitely visit again.

this is part of the West Side Greenway and we run it at least once a week. really great section with some Rock art, bathrooms and water at 145th, and access points at 181,168 (sort of), 155, 145, and 125 streets. it's right along the Hudson and features The Little Red Lighthouse just inder the George Washington Bridge.

Great Park; running, tennis courts, handball wall, grassy areas with shade and plenty of space for yoga too!

walking
7 months ago

Nice loop around Prospect Park, fully paved the whole way. Pedestrian walkway on the left, bikes down the middle. Good views of the lawns, with tons of BBQs and picnickers on an early summer day. You'll also pass by the lake about half way through. Last half mile or so is a gentle little climb. Worth checking out Grand Army Plaza and the beautiful Bailey Fountain, which are adjacent to the park.

road biking
8 months ago

The hill definitely offers a challenge but it sure is fun going back down on your bike.

hiking
9 months ago

Simple, straightforward, long, and straight pavement trail ideal for a mindless walk/jog/bike ride. Gives you some elevation and though seems easy, it is a pretty decent workout. Does feel a little longer than it is, probably due to it being long, straight, and out&back.

I completed this trail about 5 times with my dog, and my dog had a tick the 5th time. FYI.

Great easy-moderate hike. Did the hike w my 2, 4yr old. We hiked from trail head and returned (~1.4mi) in a loop. Awesome tall trees, natural trails, good for mountain biking too, feels like you’re miles away even though the park is just off 495/LIE.

RANGER CADETS,I DID STEALTH CAMPING FOR YEARS IN THE CROTON WOODS & NORTH WOODS AREA OF VANCOURTLANT,AWSOME TIME.

Friday, February 09, 2018

It’s a great little trail for the city people hehe. It is nice and I enjoyed it.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

great training area plenty of up and down hills

walking
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Beautiful, fun, great people-watching. Hill is challenging for running or cycling.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rooty ,muddy lots of thorns. The trails are all broken up in different sections and should not take more than 45 minutes to run the whole thing. Some of the trails are across the street on Hylan Blvd. and Luten Ave. Be very watchful of cars they will not slow down at all.

Great Mountain Style Terrain Trails in the heart of Queens. There's everything from birms to booters. I ride these trails frequently while my dog trails ahead or behind, never any issues. be careful in most sections there is no fence enclosing the park/wooded area.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 23, 2017

One of the best trails of Nyc

trail running
Saturday, November 18, 2017

This is my daily trail run! What I love most about this loop is its variety: beautiful trees and foliage, sweeping views of the lake and fields, a mix of ups and downs, and plenty of water fountains along the way. March / April is the best time of year to visit, when snow drops, daffodils and crocus bloom all along the path.

hiking
Monday, November 13, 2017

Not a bad way to go if you only want to hike a few miles without challenge just for fun. Make sure you check out both sides of Hylan Blvd not just the side where the beach is.

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