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The Best Hiking in New York

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near New York

  • New York, New York

    High Line

    4.5
    1.47 mi / 26 ft gain
    Built on a historic freight rail line and perched above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a public park that features a green-lined walkway. Park hours depend on the season, although it never opens before 7am, so best to go for sunset. Although you may have some company on wa...
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  • New York, New York

    Northwest Central Park Loop

    3.63 mi / 164 ft gain
    Northwest Central Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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  • New York, New York

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path

    1.68 mi / 69 ft gain
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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  • New York, New York

    Brooklyn Bridge Walk

    2.4 mi / 26 ft gain
    Brooklyn Bridge Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near New York City, New York.
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  • Queens, New York

    Astoria Park Loop Trail

    1.26 mi / 36 ft gain
    Astoria Park Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near New York City, New York.
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Brooklyn Bridge Walk via Brooklyn

    4.5
    1.12 mi / 0 ft gain
    Brooklyn Bridge Walk via Brooklyn is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near New York City, New York.
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  • New York, New York

    North Woods

    3.83 mi / 305 ft gain
    North Woods is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near New York City, New York.
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  • Jersey City, New Jersey

    Liberty State Park & New York Bay

    2.92 mi / 79 ft gain
    Liberty State Park & New York Bay is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Jersey City, New Jersey.
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

    1.34 mi / 75 ft gain
    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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  • New York, New York

    Fort Washington Park Greenway

    8.06 mi / 581 ft gain
    Fort Washington Park Greenway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near New York City, New York.
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    Prospect Park Loop

    4.0
    3.65 mi / 223 ft gain
    There are multiple places to enter Prospect Park. If you're looking for the main entrance to Prospect Park, it faces the stunning Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza. It is adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the flagship Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Museum. As you...
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  • Brooklyn, New York

    The Green-Wood Cemetery

    2.46 mi / 230 ft gain
    The Green-Wood Cemetery is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near New York City, New York.
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  • Lyndhurst, New Jersey

    Dekorte Park Meadowlands Trail

    3.26 mi / 26 ft gain
    Dekorte Park Meadowlands Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near North Arlington, New Jersey.
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  • New York, New York

    George Washington Bridge

    1.55 mi / 20 ft gain
    George Washington Bridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near New York City, New York.
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  • Fort Lee, New Jersey

    Long Path Trail along the Hudson

    13.31 mi / 1214 ft gain
    Long Path Trail along the Hudson is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Englewood, New Jersey.
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  • Bronx, New York

    Sound View Park Greenway

    3.1 mi / 105 ft gain
    Sound View Park Greenway is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near New York City, New York.
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