Run the Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway

Distance

18 Miles

Elevation Gain

212 Feet

Activities

Cycling, Chillin, Running

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Food Nearby
River
Scenic

Combine sight-seeing with exercise with great views of the Hudson River.

To get in both some sights and a workout, follow the Hudson River Greenway to views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chelsea Piers, and George Washington Bridge, to name a few.

This easy-access run is best done in the early morning or early evening, to avoid pedestrian traffic and too much sun. Keep an eye out for cyclists who may share the road at certain sections.

You can start anywhere along the route, but for a 9 mile run start near W 42nd St. Simply keep following the Greenway along the water as far as Battery Park – to shorten your run to a 3 mile loop, turn around at 14th St., or head back at 79th St. for a 4 mile run.

The Greenway is also a great place to stop and catch the sunset, if you time your run in the evening.

Photos: japp1967, Harvey Barrison

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $125/night

Pioneer Farm

Warwick, New York

From $180/night

Congress Hill Farm

Monroe Township, New Jersey

From $120/night

Bearkill Brook

Readington Township, New Jersey

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Good Run Spot

Can get really crowded but nice. Especially winter months

Distance

18 Miles

Elevation Gain

212 Feet

Activities

Cycling, Chillin, Running

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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