The Best Running in New York

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

  • New York, New York

    Central Park: East and West Drive Loop

    6.1 mi / 374 ft gain
    Central Park: East and West Drive Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near New York City, New York.
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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    Central Park North Woods Trail

    3.73 mi / 262 ft gain
    Central Park North Woods Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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