Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

pretty in the city

trail running
1 month ago

Love it!

Beauty at every turn. Was on my bucket list and it was well worth the trip.

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

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.

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.

nice leisurely walk, surrounded by nature and birds

walking
3 months ago

Between the zoo and gardens an enjoyable day.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice Oasis in the city. Needs a little work. Combined several trails to form the loop.

Great. Place to run. Safe. Great people watching. The epicenter of NYC.

walking
4 months ago

Did the dusk tour. A great historic and beautiful cemetery, so much history.

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.

Beware of squirrels.

Best place in the city

walking
6 months ago

Escape from the city within the city

Nice hills. Clear trails . Amazing its in ny.

Very surprised how nice this place was. Very well kept. Lots of deer, birds, frogs. Some lengths run close to the road so at times highway noise is easily heard.

Nice easy walk with family, lots of birds, plants, and views, but extremely buggy. Even with heavy duty bug spray on, we got swarmed badly.

Beautiful views for either a run or casual walk

I run Central Park really often,doing the different loops. highly recommended, although there are quite a lot of people on the south end.

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.

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

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