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The 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 Outbound community.

Top fitness spots in and near New York

  • New York, New York

    Run by the East River

    4.0
    7.2 mi / 90 ft gain
    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. A pedestrian bridge at East 63rd Street is the so...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    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 exactly a "let's bring our beach chairs and spend the da...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Climb Outdoors at DUMBO Boulders

    5.0
    Enter at the corner of Adams St. and John St. and see the Manhattan Bridge above you. To your left is the new DUMBO Boulders, the largest outdoor rock gym in North America: at least for now.At only $9 for a day pass, includes the price of rental shoes, it's a steal compared to any gym in the cit...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Run the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

    5.0
    12.4 mi
    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 amusement parks and sandy beaches. You can run and bike...
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  • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    Hike at Mills Reservation

    5.0
    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Mills Reservation is over 150 acres of wooded area located off of Normal Ave. near the Cedar Grove reservoir. Parking space is limited due to the small size but there is another hidden lot towards the back if you make a right out of the parking lot and then the first right turn onto Highland Ave....
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  • Closter, New Jersey

    Hike Alpine White Trail (Stateline Lookout)

    5.0
    5 mi / -520 ft gain
    Starting at about 520 feet, the White path takes you along the Stateline Lookout which is a small stone building overlooking the Hudson River. The initial descent is your average hike through the woods and across a couple of wooden bridges until you reach the Giant Steps. The Giant Steps take you...
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  • Ringwood, New Jersey

    Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

    5.0
    1.3 mi
    On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hundreds of years olda river with a small waterfall ...
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  • Chester, New Jersey

    Hike Black River County Park

    From the parking lot head to the Black River Trail (blue blazes). Head toward Kay's Cottage, where after 1.5 miles, you can choose to take a quick detour out to the ruins (adds roughly 1 mile roundtrip to the hike). From here continue on the trail until the intersection of the Conifer Trail and P...
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  • Washington Township, New Jersey

    Hike Hacklebarney State Park's Trout Brook Riverbanks

    5.0
    This is a relatively easy hike through Hacklebarney State Park that is great for families with younger children, rock scrambling, photography, and just hanging out in nature. There are two different ways to explore Hacklebarney, either by staying on the packed gravel path or by following the bank...
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  • Pound Ridge, New York

    Leatherman's Loop

    1.25 mi / 1183 ft gain
    This loop trail is moderately rated and reaches a total elevation gain of approximately 1,183 feet. It’s located in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, which spans roughly 4,315 acres. It is Westchester County’s largest park and includes roughly 35 plus miles of hiking trails to explore. The Ward...
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  • Califon, New Jersey

    Bike the Columbia Trail: Califon to High Bridge

    There are multiple places to pick up the Columbia Trail (High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley, Flanders) but this post is for biking or running from Califon to High Bridge and back. The best place to park is at the old town railroad station on, of course, Railroad Ave. You will be able to see the en...
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  • Point Pleasant, New Jersey

    Kayak to Herring Island

    Starting at the small beach at the end of Bay Blvd, paddle heading south. You will need to pass through the boat canal so keep an eye out for speeding boats. You're able to see the island from the starting point so you really don’t have to worry about getting lost. You will reach the island after...
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  • Hopewell, New Jersey

    Hike through the Sourland Mountain Preserve

    5.0
    2.91 mi
    The Sourland Mountain Preserve stretches from Hunterdon County all the way into Somerset County. The trails referenced here are on the southwest side of the preserve in Hunterdon County. They are accessible from an on site parking lot at 233 Rileyville Road in Ringoes NJ.There are several trails ...
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