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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike the Gorge Trail in Letchworth State Park

    There are over 66 miles of trails to explore at Letchworth State Park; however, the most popular and the one I chose is the Gorge Trail. This trail runs 7 miles from point-to-point passing by three lovely waterfalls. It travels parallel to the ma...

    7 miles

  • Run Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    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 (Metro-North Hudson Line) and ends by the Scarborough Station bu...

    12 miles

  • Explore Long Dock and Dennings Point Parks

    Long Dock and Dennings Point are two of the most popular parks in Beacon, that just so happen to be connected by a train track turned trail. Plenty of parking is available at Long Dock, and its a perfect spot to picnic, launch your kayak into the ...

  • Run the Hudson River Greenway

    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, ...

    18 miles 212 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

  • 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 Mount Jo

    This short hike offers exceptional views, perfect for late night sunsets and early morning sunrises. Take a lunch date to the summit and enjoy overlooking Heart Lake and New York's highest peak, Mt. Marcy. The trail to Mt. Jo trailhead is located ...

  • Run at Inwood Hill Park

    This relatively untouched, hilly park features forest, valleys, and a salt marsh – if you're lucky, you may even spot a bald eagle. A great way to run the park is simply explore the maze of trails. It is easy to lengthen your run by taking a few l...

    4.38 miles 1038 ft gain