Best Camping in New York

Looking for the best camping in New York? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New York. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Gorge Trail in Letchworth State Park

    There are over 66 miles of trails to explore at Letchworth State Park; however, the most popular and the one I chose is the Gorge Trail. This trail runs 7 miles from point-to-point passing by three lovely waterfalls. It travels parallel to the ma...

    7 miles

  • Backpack Harriman State Park

    While the first day is a bit longer and less exciting in terms of frequent landmarks, its a relaxing hike through rocky, wooded, forest among bountiful blueberry bushes and the occasional raspberry bush. Enjoy the isolation on this leg. The second...

    18 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Gorge Trail to the Base of Taughannock Falls

    The trailhead is located right off NY Route 89 with plenty of parking just across the street from it. Be sure to take your camera and tripod because these 215 ft tall falls are a sight to see! The hike to the base of the falls is a very easy 1.5 m...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Camp in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

    Between them, neighboring Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks have everything that's needed for an outdoor adventure – the modestly sized Bear Mountain State Park has all the amenities, tucked beneath a looming granite mountain, while the massi...

  • Camp at Fire Island's Watch Hill

    If departing from NYC, catch the early LIRR train from Penn Station (or Atlantic Terminal) towards Patchogue. You may have to transfer at both Jamaica & Babylon, but it's an easy hop across the platform. Trip will take approximately an hour an...

    2 miles

  • Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains

    Although a bit strenuous this loop climb up the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. I suggest that you travel past Marcy Dam to Avalanche Lake and ascend the range in that direction as the trail from Lake Col...

  • Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains

    The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a st...

    14 miles 3900 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Wittenberg

    Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view.Starting at Woodland Valley Campgrounds visitor regi...

  • Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks

    The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking. Located just ten minutes outside of the famous Lake Placid, you do not want to miss visiting this alluring Loj in the woods.Starting from Lot number 1 from the Ad...

    12.6 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Hike Treman State Park

    Starting in the parking area, choose which direction of the loop to take (all of which will take you to Lucifer Falls). You can choose to do a shorter, 1 - mile loop around the falls, or go further to the lower section of the park (approximately ...

    3 miles -400 ft gain

  • Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills

    Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.Its brutal. Its painful, Its unique. Be prepared for an...

    24.2 miles 9000 ft gain

  • Hike to Auger Falls

    Augers Falls is a not so well kept secret in the Wells/Speculator area of the Adirondacks. It's usually not very crowded but the people that go to take it in come from far and wide. It's an easy family friendly hike (and that includes furry family...