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

  • Barryville, New York

    Camp at Kittatinny Campground

    This campground is perfect for a group of friends that want to spend a couple days outdoors camping!With 350 campsites, there are many different types of sites available: from sites with electricity to sites 3 miles from the main camp. Decide how intense (or not intense) you and your group want ...
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  • Trumansburg, New York

    Explore Smith Woods

    5.0
    0.5 mi / -30 ft gain
    Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Start by parking in the Shur Save parking lot, and walk to the corner of the woods where you will find a sign and trail blazes. The trail is an easy .5 mile loop hike through the wood...
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  • Saranac Lake, New York

    Camp at Fish Creek Pond

    4.7
    Located in the Saranac Lake region there is a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites. There are countless rivers and ponds which allow use of motorized and non-motorized boats. The campsites are ideally located on Fish Creek Pond and Square Pond. The campsite offers a beac...
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  • Wilmington, New York

    Hike Cobble Lookout in the Wilmington Wild Forest

    4.7
    2.6 mi / 240 ft gain
    Park at the trailhead located on County Route 18A just after the split from Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway in Wilmington, NY. There is a small parking lot for 4-5 cars and a pull off just ahead for another 3-4 cars. The trail begins at the back of the parking area. Following the contour of ...
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  • Ithaca, New York

    Run the Sapsucker Woods Trails

    4 mi
    There are two main sets of trails available for walking/running on. The trails connect across a small road and can be made into about a 4 mile loop if you run some of the interior loops as well. The trails are made of either wood-chips or boardwalks, and hold up to some snow and rain very well. T...
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  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike Rooster Comb Mountain

    5.2 mi / 1795 ft gain
    Take in two unique views of the Adirondacks on one hike. Rooster Comb offers a great 5.2 mile round trip hike that gives you some unique vantage points. Starting from the parking lot you cross over a nice wooden bridge to the trail registry. Remember to sign in. Next you'll come up on a pond in w...
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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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  • Cragsmoor, New York

    Sam's Point Overlook to Ice Cave Trail

    3.47 mi / 584 ft gain
    Sam's Point Overlook to Ice Cave Trail is an out-and-back trail with scenic views near Lake Maratanza located near Ellenville, New York. This trail is dog friendly on-leash. 
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  • Shelter Island, New York

    Hike through the Mashomack Nature Preserve

    10 mi
    Just a short ferry ride from the Hamptons, South Ferry Road is exactly where it sounds; very close to the South Ferry of Shelter Island. The parking lot of Mashomack Preserve is marked by a large sign. When you walk in, you'll see a large nature center. Sign in at a clipboard at the table out fro...
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  • Castile, New York

    Inspiration Point and Lower Falls via Gorge Trail

    3.96 mi / 610 ft gain
    Inspiration Point and Lower Falls via Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Portageville, New York.
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  • Hudson, New York

    High Falls Conservation Area Loop

    1.41 mi / 194 ft gain
    High Falls Conservation Area Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Philmont, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gardiner, New York

    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

    2.01 mi / 348 ft gain
    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kerhonkson, New York.
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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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