New York, New York

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Top Running Spots in and near New York

  • New York, New York

    Run the Hudson River Greenway

    4.3
    18 mi / 212 ft gain
    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...
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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

    5.0
    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

    5.0
    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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  • 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

    Prospect Park Lake Loop

    1.95 mi / 118 ft gain
    Prospect Park Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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  • Queens, New York

    Ridgewood Reservoir

    2.23 mi / 194 ft gain
    Ridgewood Reservoir is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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  • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    Hike at Mills Reservation

    4.7
    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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  • Yonkers, New York

    Run the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    5.0
    26.5 mi
    This trail traces the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City between 1842 and 1955. Our recommended route starts near the Greystone Station in Yonkers, NY (Metro-North Hudson Line) and ends by the Scarborough Station, but you can easily modify your route – the enti...
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  • Rye, New York

    Hike the Marshlands Conservancy Loop

    4.0
    1.55 mi / 125 ft gain
    Located along the Long Island Sound, this 147-acre conservancy is home to a plethora of different birds, including marsh wrens, seaside sparrows, and American woodcocks. The conservancy has 3 miles of trails, all easy to navigate. Starting out from the visitor's center, take the trail to the rig...
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  • Sea Bright, New Jersey

    Bike the Sandy Hook Pathway

    8.7 mi
    A beautiful paved pathway that travels 8.7 miles along beaches and historical monuments located on the Sandy Hook peninsula. The path begins at the Gateway National Recreation Area and loops around Fort Hancock, a former U.S. base that housed 12,000 soldiers at its peak during WWII. Along the way...
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  • Matawan, New Jersey

    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.43 mi / 328 ft gain
    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Bridge, New Jersey.
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  • Briarcliff Manor, New York

    Hike Kate Kennard Trail

    1.8 mi / 140 ft gain
    If you’re in the town of Briarcliff and looking for an easy local trail to try out, Kate Kennard Trail is good for getting in a quick run or walk. It’s a straight line path the whole way. You’ll know you’ve reached the end of the path when you see a sign that marks the beginning of a road leading...
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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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  • Stamford, Connecticut

    Hike Cove Island Park Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.1 mi / 3 ft gain
    This trail is accessible year round and features water views of the Long Island Sound with beach access. The trail is a popular spot for walking, biking, fishing, and even bird watching. But if you’re not quite in the mood to get your steps in, you can use the small beach to sit and chat with a f...
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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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