Looking for a great trail near New York City, New York? AllTrails has 57 great running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in General Grant National Memorial, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 49 easy trails in New York City ranging from 0.8 to 15.1 miles and from 0 to 295 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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

hiking
5 days ago

Good afternoon walk!

mountain biking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
11 days ago

Trails are not easy to find.

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

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.

hiking
13 days ago

Peaceful, shady trail. I was alone the whole hike on a beautiful fall Saturday morning. A bit of Pine Barrens and wetlands - wooden ramps and bridges to get over most muddy parts I did most of the trails and it took less than 1.5 hours. So nice for a quick hike. Note: no dogs allowed on trails. There is a nature center with a free range turtle. Also plenty of picnic tables.

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
13 days 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
17 days ago

Very relaxing walk. Is a mini forest in the heart of a very active city. Great way to relax half a little something to eat and just contemplate on the meaning of life. You need to relieve some stress and scape the hectic city life for a bit? Great come here.

hiking
18 days 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
22 days ago

hiking
26 days 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.

hiking
over grown
26 days ago

hiking
off trail
washed out
26 days ago

Nice easy trail

hiking
bugs
over grown
26 days ago

Went biking on this beautiful trail, will definitely go back for fall foliage!

hiking
bugs
27 days ago

Big crowds, nice city walk with views but no hike.

Really enjoyed my visit and walks through the gardens. So many beautiful plants

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.

Overrated, as far as bridge walks go. It’s worth going once to say you did it (it is a beautiful bridge and historically significant) and it isn’t a long walk. If you’re walking from Manhattan you can stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park once you’re finished and rest with great views and an awesome ice cream place by the water taxi (if it’s still in business), which is also an option if you don’t feel like walking back over. Overall it’s overcrowded and full of cyclists who don’t stay in their lane. I recommend the Williamsburg Bridge walkway instead - far less crowded with a wider walkway and with just as nice views (and more space to enjoy them) and covered in interesting and downright weird graffiti. You’re more likely to meet some stranger people on this bridge (I was once catcalled by a guy selling water bottles in the summer) but nothing that ever made me feel unsafe. You also get to watch subways go on their merry way from above, which is a cool view you don’t get to see all the time!

walking
bugs
1 month ago

Lovely walk downtown with some interesting views of the neighborhood and cool architectural structures built on an abandoned elevated railway. Also some nice gardens. Good place to relax and watch the sunset. Worth a walk if you don’t mind a leisurely pace (it’s narrow and there are big crowds usually) and being in close proximity to bees with little room to run, ha.

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