Explore the most popular river 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.

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

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.

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.

walking
4 months ago

Great views all around but extremely crowded and way too many rude cyclists. Very touristy but definitely something you should do once.

hiking
4 months ago

2nd time in NYC and the Brooklyn Bridge walk is a must. The view of the city is amazing.

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.

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.

Beautiful views for either a run or casual walk

beautiful run, but a bit short. you can push it to a 30ish minute run using side trails and just sort of staying to the outside.

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.

walking
7 months ago

Great views out over the East River and back toward New York Harbor, and some interesting historical markers along the way. One of the most iconic bridges in the world. But man does it get crowded! Keep out of the bike lane unless you want to get run over. Nice walk to DUMBO where you can have a quick lunch, then return to Manhattan.

hiking
7 months ago

Crossed this off my to-do list. Such a historically important bridge, was cool to walk through history a little bit. I went at 7am on a drizzly Thursday morning, so crowds weren't too bad.

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!

One of the absolute gems of New York City!!!

best ride ever

walking
10 months ago

Did this one at night. Exhilarating walk above the river with cars flight by and city lights all around!

Enjoy!

walking
10 months ago

Amazing scenery

Love the view and the easy to walk around

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Stunning views, but so crowded.

hiking
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I have always enjoyed walking across bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge walk was most awesome

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My favorite view of the city, especially when you continue walking along to the Heights.

walking
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I love this view of the city.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

just dobt like hights and the fact it could fall at any moment so ya...

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great trail, great views, an urban gem for New Yorkers (I'm from MD). My only complaint is that a number of riders ignore the signs saying "go slow, be courteous" and ride like they are racing, some in packs. This would be ok if the trail were not so crowded. The trail is not terribly wide and often must accommodate walkers, strollers, etc and the bikers are going dangerously fast. This should not keep you from trying this trail, it is great, but be mindful of these racers.

walking
Friday, May 05, 2017

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