Best Fitness in New York

Looking for the best fitness 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 Gertrude's Nose

    It would be impossible to see all of Minnewaska’s beautiful spots in one day. Gertrude's Nose is, in my opinion, the best view in the entire park. Round trip, the hike is approximately 5 hours, and is a 7.5 mile trip.To get to the trailhead: Drive...

    7.5 miles 1288 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

  • Hike Carpenter and Angel Falls

    Head 12 miles south on Route 41A along Skaneateles Lake from Skaneateles NY. Make a left onto Appletree Point Road  and go a little more than a half mile to where the intersection of Carver Road is. There is a small gravel parking area off to the ...

    3 miles 450 ft gain

  • Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers

    Starting at the Brooklyn Main Street Park, you are on the right side of the Manhattan Bridge. Here you can check out the new outdoor climbing gym. Keep walking along the water and you'll soon come upon Pebble Beach. Now this beach is not exactl...

    1.5 miles

  • 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

  • Summit North Mountain

    Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were hiking two different locations at once? If so, then North Mountain is definitely somewhere to check out. Take the birch tree forests around Aspen, CO and pair it with the spruces/pines of the Adirondacks...

    6 miles 855 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

  • Run by the East River

    Bobby Wagner Walk has beautiful views of the river and Queens, and is the oldest segment of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a 32-mile, discontinuous path around Manhattan. This quiet, easily accessible route is a great escape from city streets....

    7.2 miles 90 ft gain

  • Hike the Six Mile Creek Natural Area

    The East Ithaca Recreational Walkway, which traverses the Six Mile Creek Natural Area, can be accessed at the parking areas on Burns Rd. or Coddington Rd. The walkway, which used to be a railroad, runs flat and straight from East to West. From t...

    4.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Camp at the Highbanks Campground (Letchworth State Park)

    The Highbanks camping area is located on northern end of the park. Entering the park from the Mount Morris the camper registration will be 6 miles in on Park Road.Pick up a park map and choose some of the many sites to explore whether it is hikin...

  • Hike Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook

    Trailheads and parking are on both Sandbank and Townline Roads, with elevations ranging from 280-330m. Follow the white blazes of the Finger Lakes trail downhill with views of the gorge, and wind through massive oak and maple trees. At the bottom...

    1.6 miles 500 ft gain

  • Run the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

    The Shore Parkway Greenway Trail is comprised of two disconnected segments along the New York Harbor that offer more than 12 miles of paved pathway on Brooklyn's southern border. Between the two segments sits Coney Island, well-known for its amuse...

    12.4 miles