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Best trails in New York City

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Looking for a great trail near New York City, New York? AllTrails has 67 great trail 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 around Wawayanda State Park or Hook Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Palisades Interstate Park or South Mountain Reservation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 59 easy trails in New York City ranging from 0.8 to 15.1 miles and from 3 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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Map of trails in New York City
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#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 mostlyShow more
#2 - Manhattan: Central Park Trail
Central Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Manhattan: Central Park Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York City, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#3 - Brooklyn Bridge Walk
New York City, New York
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
This is a fun and scenic walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn across one of the country's most famous bridges. This can be a crowded or mellow stroll across the East River. Drink vendors line the bridge, Show more
#4 - 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 Show more
#5 - Tallman Mountain Hudson River Overlook Trail
Tallman Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h
Tallman Mountain State Park offers gorgeous views of the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Dogs only, must be on a leash not more than 6 feet andShow more
#6 - Forest Park Loop
Forest Park Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Forest Park Loop is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New York City, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#7 - Long Path Trail
New York City, New York
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Length: 424 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail starts at the 175th Street Subway Station in New York City. The Long Path Trail connects many of New York's parks, preserves, and state forest land. For more information visit: https://www.Show more
#8 - High Line Park
High Line Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
If unconventional is your thing, then High Line Park is for you. This is an awesome elevated rail track transformed to park in Manhattan. While less traditional than “normal”, this park offers wildfloShow more
#9 - Hudson River Greenway: Battery Park to Riverside Park
Battery Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Hudson River Greenway: Battery Park to Riverside Park is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near New York City, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#10 - Alley Pond Park Loop
Alley Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Alley Pond Park Loop is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New York City, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for Show more
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