Explore the most popular Partially Paved 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.

Lovely hike. Easy with just one steep part near Piermont. Started hike from 9W parking lot. Great views of Piermont Marsh and Hudson when trees are bare.

beautiful, but steep

hiking
muddy
22 days ago

great hike watch out can be pretty muddy in sections day after rain. and the begining and end of the loop is a nice little workout otherwise most of this is a stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

Can’t believe I’ve lived in Queens all this time and never did this. Very easy and fun.

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icy
muddy
1 month ago

Easy trail with beautiful views. There is no parking at the beginning of the trail, but you can park a car nearby on the streets of the town

First time on this trail. An overcast, December day with occasional light precipitation. On the one hand, you have to pay close attention to the map to stay on the exact trail. On the other hand, you are basically headed to the end of the park, so it may not matter much.

No place quite like Central Park, center of the known universe.

walking
off trail
2 months ago

This walk is for everyone. It's makes for a great day in the park all season long. You can even bring your dog along for a long walk with you as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Great city hike. Parts make you forget that you're even in the city and then the last half was right along a highway and was pretty noisy. Overall a beautiful hike with all the leaves turning and squirrels scurrying around. I did spot poison ivy in a few parts of the trail.

on Forest Park Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Easy four hour stroll in the woods with Ms 6. (The four hours includes lunch, a playground stop, and investigating every interesting fallen tree along the way.) Chipmunks everywhere. This is a great kid friendly day hike in the city.

nice stroll through the park. with it being a sunday afternoon, was very crowded. We stopped halfway at the lake and spent an hour canoeing..(or should I say I paddled while my wife took pictures!!!) all in all, a very nice and easy way to spend an afternoon in NYC

Pleasant and straightforward walk that starts as a paved road and transitions into dirt road with side paths. Views of the water from side path (marked by a red ribbon) were beautiful and easy to get to.

Quick hike from the city but you can hear the traffic in the most dense parts of it too. Light gradient, not very strenuous.

hiking
4 months ago

If you like to be among lots of people, this is the place to be. Good workout as well.

Great views of the Hudson.

hiking
4 months ago

I went for a small hike on the trails this past weekend. I was surprised and impressed by the upkeep of the trails. What I was disgusted over was nearing the end of the trail hike where it lets off by Metropolitan Avenue and noticed a fat man with shorts over his head laying nude on a tree log. There were two other individuals that witnessed this as well. This totally brought back memories of all the vermin that would hang out in the woods dating back to the 80's and 90's before there was a big cleanup spearheaded by the NYPD.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail with gentle elevation changes. Did it with our kids ages 8 and 12 without problem. There’s a lookout point a bit off the trail worth the short detour that gives you spectacular views of the river.

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over grown
4 months ago

hiking
off trail
washed out
4 months ago

Nice easy trail

A good trail! People are expected. Paved a good way though. There's some opportunities to deviate the route if you're looking to go through rough terrain. All the tunnels were.cool, especially the last one with the river running alongside it. I started at dusk and got here by sundown and it was pitch black on the way there and through in the north woods. A headlamp would be a good move! It was memorable and would be perfect for a spooky evening out next month. Standing in front of the finish line right now, it was a fun trek. And civilization is a few hundred feet away. The view that awaits you here is gorgeous, even at night.

The trail in Central Park isn’t easy as I thought, unless I use the map from the AllTrails app, but no matter than that, it’s still recommendable in doing it again. Central Park is a journey for me, and hopefully one day, when it’s sunny out, and not too buggy, I’ll go on this trail again.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice outing overall. Great scenery. Ran into plenty of folks jogging. The trail is close to traffic. So you'll hear cars throughout the hike and see traffic at times. These aren't big deals, but know what to expect when going through here. Some of the trail is paved, some isn't. Elevation doesn't get out of hand. A nice easy-going trek. Plenty of trail markers. But the pathing on this posted trail was a little wonky at spots, so I had to improvise and go in the general direction the path wanted me to go. Came across 3 big old pipes of poop while hiking here.

hiking
5 months ago

Great escape from the city. It’s obviously still queens so you’ll never fully get away from car noise, but if you dive into the interior of the park it’ll give you quiet and sounds of nature. Relatively flat and easy with a mix of paved and dirt paths. Will definitely be back to explore some more.

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