Best road biking trails in New York City, New York

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Explore the most popular road 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.
Map of road biking trails in New York City, New York
Top trails (14)
#1 - Central Park: East and West Drive Loop
Central Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
This beautiful trail takes you through the famous Central Park, located right in the heart of Manhattan. The park is a tourist attraction, and is popular among hikers, walkers, and runners. The mostly flat loop will highlight the natural beauty of the park amongst the breathtaking backdrop of towering skyscrapers. Enjoy the rolling meadows, the green wooded paths, or watch the sun glisten over the lake. Experience the tranquility of being out in nature right in the middle of the city. Ramble- Lake Trail is a great trail for bird watching and for a walk. On the side of the trail there are rocks that are fun to climb on. The trail is amazing! Accessibility: There is not a parking lot at the beginning of this route, only street parking. The trail surface is paved or gravel with a typical width of at least five feet. It is moderately steep with an estimated grade of 8% or less.Show more
#2 - Prospect Park Loop
Prospect Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Prospect Park has so many child-friendly attractions that you might find a single visit won't do them justice. You can also bring a ball and play in an open field, watch dogs frolic at dog beach, and walk through the ravine, New York's last remaining forest. In summer, the bandshell at 9th St., near the Harmony Playground, hosts concerts and dance performances. A stable offers trail rides in the park. Accessibility: The perimeter trail has a combination of paved surfaces and dirt surfaces. The paved sections have an estimated average grade of 3% and a max grade is 8% at about 2.3 miles. Assistance may be needed for wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users in sections where the grade is steeper than 5%. The paved trails are typically at least five feet wide.Show more
#3 - Manhattan: Central Park Trail
Central Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
#4 - Hudson River Greenway: Battery Park to Riverside Park
Battery Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
A popular, paved trail good for all ages and ability levels that follows the river. Accessibility: At the beginning of the route on the south end of the trail off Chambers Street there is street parking (paved surface). The trail surface is paved and typically at least eight feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all under 5%).Show more
#5 - Inwood Hill Park Trail
Inwood Hill Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 55 m
Inwood Hill Park is a little piece of history in NYC. Filled with caves, valleys, ridges, forest and salt marsh, the park offers a hiking trail and the Hudson River Bike Trail. The park is one of the best places to spot a bald eagle in the City, after the Urban Park Rangers launched a bald eagle release project in the park in 2002. For more information visit: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/inwood-hill-parkShow more
#6 - Joe Michaels Mile
New York City, New York
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#7 - South Beach and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk
Gateway National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 59 m
This boardwalk has beautiful views and lots of action! Check out the playgrounds, restaurants, catering hall, or fishing pier. There are water fountains along the route. Accessibility: There are multiple designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces in the parking lot off Drury Avenue (north end of the route) with multiple striped access aisles. The trail surface is firm (paver stones or wooden boards in some sections) and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is flat (all 1% or less) so the route will likely be traversable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. There are benches along the way for resting.Show more
#8 - Old Putnam Trail
Van Cortlandt Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#9 - The High Bridge
High Bridge Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
The High Bridge is a pedestrian and cycling only bridge that connects Manhattan and the Bronx. This a nice trail that is partially paved and partially dirt. Accessibility: There is street parking on University Avenue near the High Bridge entrance, but it is unclear where the closest designated handicapped-accessible spaces are. To get onto the bridge, you can use a ramp north of 170th Street and University Avenue on the Bronx side. Once you have crossed the bridge, you can use a ramp at 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue on the Manhattan side. The trail surface for about the first 0.5 miles is paved, smooth, and typically at least 12 feet wide, with portions of the trail having a yellow dividing line that reduces the width. At about 0.5 miles the trail turns into a packed dirt trail. The estimated grade of the paved portion until 0.5 miles is mostly gentle (5% or less), so this portion of the trail will likely be navigable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. Once the trail turns into dirt, there are several steep (8-12%) and very steep (over 12%) sections, so wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance or to avoid the dirt section from 0.5 miles to 1.6 miles. Show more
#10 - Sound View Park Greenway
Sound View Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
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