Explore the most popular nature trips trails near New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is an incredible park! You can keep to main roads or go off the main tracks though more dense trees and it gets seriously beautiful and wild!! Totally unexpected but this might be my favourite park in New York. Saw lots of bird life and animals going about their day which added to the magic.

We actually did the whole loop and it eventually took 4 hours and about 6 miles. Wonderful. Pick up a map at Columbus Circle for $2 to keep track of the different sights. The lady also gave us good info such as the waterfalls in the northeast corner. Have a bite at the boathouse. Take water bottle and you can fill up. A must do if you are in NY.

Beautiful! Crowded but a large, well-kept Park with lakes, flowers, rocks, trees, botanical garden, fort, and zoo!

Very easy, but nice views of the park

The Loop is back! The breach has been repaired. Go here periodically for a quick get away, nice hike with many options for a short to long walk

Especially nice during spring and fall.

Great for bird watching.

Kinda hard to navigate I kept ending up on the road running path

Simply for the historic value... 25 yrs ago during a heat wave in the beginning of April. Two days later the heaviest snow storm of the year...

road biking
3 months ago

I had select road biking because it’s the thing I had done the much but all around Central Park have all of my respect I see one star review here !! Well good for them Central Park is locates in the center of the capital of the world and ones in it you may thing you’re in the wild it’s the greatest it’s incredible it’s amazing it’s Central Park nyc !!!!! One of the much incredible places in the world !!!

It’s a great little trail for the city people hehe. It is nice and I enjoyed it.

great training area plenty of up and down hills

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful, fun, great people-watching. Hill is challenging for running or cycling.

A great walk

Very easy four and a half miles...give or take. There wasn't a lot of wildlife this go around. I'll have to go back later in the spring. With the government shutdown... the visitor's center was not open, which is always a shame. Children in Congress making decisions that have impacts that are far reaching. Regardless. It's only about an hour or so train ride from mid-town (A train). so you can leave at 9am and be on the trail before 11. It's close enough that after the hike, you can take the shuttle train to Rockaway and enjoy some beach time.

trail running
4 months ago

This was great!

trail running
6 months ago

This is my daily trail run! What I love most about this loop is its variety: beautiful trees and foliage, sweeping views of the lake and fields, a mix of ups and downs, and plenty of water fountains along the way. March / April is the best time of year to visit, when snow drops, daffodils and crocus bloom all along the path.

walking
6 months ago

Nice walking trail.

birding
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

This is a simple and small neighborhood park with all kinds of people doing all kinds of things in the open space. What this park has going for it is that it’s on top of the slope, I believe the highest point in Brooklyn, where you have views of the city. Definitely a unique view. It is a fun pit stop on a biking tour but when you walk around, the elevation changes keep it interesting too.

road biking
7 months ago

A nice long loop, all paved with some incline. I wouldn’t call it an easy run.

I love running with the dogs here, it’s the closest to being in the woods you can get in Brooklyn!

Great place to walk the dogs. In the winter there is music from the ice skating rink!

Good running area, never crowded. Uneven surface, but well maintained for most of it .

Beautiful park and lots of activities to do.
Have seen the Belvedere castle , fountain and the boats lake.

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Great variety of birds and beautiful views of skyline and Jamaica Bay. Be sure to check out the visitor's center. Binoculars are available upon request. Bug spray recommend for summer months.

Always a great spot to visit. Plenty to do.

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