Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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.

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

walking
1 month ago

Nice loop around Prospect Park, fully paved the whole way. Pedestrian walkway on the left, bikes down the middle. Good views of the lawns, with tons of BBQs and picnickers on an early summer day. You'll also pass by the lake about half way through. Last half mile or so is a gentle little climb. Worth checking out Grand Army Plaza and the beautiful Bailey Fountain, which are adjacent to the park.

road biking
2 months ago

The hill definitely offers a challenge but it sure is fun going back down on your bike.

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!

hiking
3 months ago

Simple, straightforward, long, and straight pavement trail ideal for a mindless walk/jog/bike ride. Gives you some elevation and though seems easy, it is a pretty decent workout. Does feel a little longer than it is, probably due to it being long, straight, and out&back.

I completed this trail about 5 times with my dog, and my dog had a tick the 5th time. FYI.

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
5 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

Pretty trail leading from the nature trail, through a grassland with wildflowers and a salt marsh

walking
6 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
7 months ago

This was great!

trail running
8 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
9 months ago

Nice walking trail.

road biking
10 months ago

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

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

not enough memes

birding
Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Love seeing the local sea birds and the views of the city skyline from such a serene location.

walking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wonderful park. Huge area, offering lots of walk options and activities. Especially beautiful in April when the cherry trees are blossoming. Great fountains.

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