Best trails in New York

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Trying to find the best New York trails? AllTrails has 2,874 great hiking trails, running 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 New York City, Lake Placid or Keene Valley, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New York state park trails, check out Bear Mountain State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Blydenburgh Park near Smithtown or Mount Beacon Park near Beacon. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 1,417 easy trails in New York ranging from 0.6 to 78.3 miles and from 0 to 3,205 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
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#1 - Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Cascade Mountain Trail is a popular hiking trail to access Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain peaks. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. Hikers will be treated to Show more
#2 - Bear Mountain Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
This steep incline up to Bear Mountain summit features incredible views.Show more
#3 - Gertrude's Nose Trail
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
A beautiful trail with diverse terrain. The views south and east are breathtaking, the rock outcroppings are truly spectacular. Allow for plenty of time to enjoy the views and pack enough water. TherShow more
#4 - Overlook Mountain Trail
Overlook Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
As of May, 2020, users have reported that the Fire Tower is currently closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#5 - South Beacon Mountain via Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
As of May 2020, the trailhead parking lot is closed due to COVID-19. Users will need to park further away, or access it by foot or bike. It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due toShow more
#6 - Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 8 h 3 m
Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state within the High Peaks Region. This is a challenging hike due to its length. Starting on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the Adirondack Loj or neaShow more
#7 - Giant Mountain Peak via Ridge Trail
Giant Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
You can also access Rocky Peak Ridge by taking a right turn (east) at the top of Giant Mountain Peak. There is also a nearby trail leading up that way (see nearby trails). Although dogs are allowed toShow more
#8 - Hadley Mountain Trail
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
As of March 30, 2020, users have reported that the tower is closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Hadley Mountain has an open summit with good views to the east, south (includingShow more
#9 - Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop
Watkins Glen State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Note: Users have reported that the Indian Trail is closed on the western end. For more information, please see https://parks.ny.gov/parks/142/. As of May 2020, the Gorge Trail has been closed indefiniShow more
#10 - Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail
Storm King State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
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