New York - Outdoor Activities

New York has approximately 4,965 trails, including 3,321 hiking trails and 2,185 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 258 miles in length. The most popular trails are Breakneck Ridge Trail, Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint and Bear Mountain Loop. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in New York was Elliott J. who completed Breakneck Ridge to South Beacon Mountain.

  • Breakneck Ridge Trail

    49 Reviews

    Beacon, NY

    On the east side of the Hudson River in Hudson Highlands State Park, this trail makes a rugged ascent from near river-level to roll along a knobby ridge to an old fire lookout tower. From the ...
    •  5.5-7 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    On the east side of the Hudson River in Hudson Highlands State Park, this trail makes a rugged ascent from near river-level ...

  • Slide Mountain Loop

    17 Reviews

    Pine Hill, NY

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide Trail, and the blue Curtis–Ormsbee Trail for a rolling exploration ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide ...

  • Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail

    15 Reviews

    Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, NY

    Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail is a biking trail in Rocky Point, New York. It is within Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest. It is 16.7 miles long and begins at 139 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  16.7 miles

    Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail is a biking trail in Rocky Point, New York. It is within Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest. ...

  • Van Hoevenberg Trail

    15 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to Mount Marcy—at 5,344 feet, the highest point in New York State. The ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to ...

  • Blue Mountain Trail

    13 Reviews

    Blue Mountain Lake, NY

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open for public viewing, and a cherished 360-degree Central Adirondack ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open ...

  • Bear Mountain Loop

    13 Reviews

    Highland, NY

    This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West Mountains and offering views of the Lower Hudson River area. Counterclockwise, ...
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West ...

  • Black Mt Summit Trail Sec#3

    11 Reviews

    Adirondack Park, NY

    Black Mt Summit Trail Sec#3 is a hiking trail in Town of Dresden, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George Wild Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,634 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Black Mt Summit Trail Sec#3 is a hiking trail in Town of Dresden, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George ...

  • Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path

    10 Reviews

    Massapequa, NY

    This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Despite the fact that ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern ...

  • Clay Pit Road

    9 Reviews

    Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, NY

    Clay Pit Road is a hiking trail in New York City, New York. It is within Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve. It is two miles long and begins at 53 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  2.0 miles

    Clay Pit Road is a hiking trail in New York City, New York. It is within Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve. It is two miles ...

  • Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls

    9 Reviews

    Cragsmoor, NY

    The hike to see the magnificent Verkeerderkill Falls in the Shawangunk Mountains is a tough one for kids, way too difficult even for sturdy, uncomplaining little ones. But before you turn to ...
    •  Day hike; 6 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to see the magnificent Verkeerderkill Falls in the Shawangunk Mountains is a tough one for kids, way too difficult ...

  • North-South Lake loop

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping ...

  • Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint

    8 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    Highpoint rank by height: 21st. We will use the trail that starts near Heart Lake and the Adirondak Loj. No, this is not a spelling error – it was named by Henry Van Hoevenberg, who opened the ...
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 21st. We will use the trail that starts near Heart Lake and the Adirondak Loj. No, this is not ...

  • Pine Meadow Red on White

    8 Reviews

    Harriman State Park, NY

    Pine Meadow Red on White is a hiking trail in Rockland County, New York. It is within Harriman State Park. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 384 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  6.7 miles

    Pine Meadow Red on White is a hiking trail in Rockland County, New York. It is within Harriman State Park. It is 6.7 miles ...

  • Almost Perpendicular

    8 Reviews

    Sloatsburg, NY

    Almost Perpendicular is almost too good to be true! This south-facing ledge on Daters Mountain, which we judged to be the “Best Overlook in Harriman State Park,” is less than a mile from the ...
    •  Day hike; 1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Almost Perpendicular is almost too good to be true! This south-facing ledge on Daters Mountain, which we judged to be the ...

  • Indian Head Mountain Loop

    8 Reviews

    Tannersville, NY

    West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head. Wildflowers, fall foliage, and wildlife ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the ...

  • Tongue Mountain Range Trail

    7 Reviews

    Adirondack Park, NY

    Tongue Mountain Range Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Bolton, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George Wild Forest. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 344 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Tongue Mountain Range Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Bolton, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George Wild ...

  • Caumsett State Park

    7 Reviews

    Huntington, NY

    Seeking a long day of easy riding? Set your wheels down on the secluded former estate of the Marshall Field family for an 8-mile loop. More than 15 miles of hard-packed wide dirt roads and bridle ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Seeking a long day of easy riding? Set your wheels down on the secluded former estate of the Marshall Field family for an ...

  • Blue Mountain Nirvana

    7 Reviews

    Tarrytown, NY

    A magnificent network of designated mountain bike trails winds through some spectacular scenery in the Hudson Highlands. Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York, is one of the rare Westchester ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A magnificent network of designated mountain bike trails winds through some spectacular scenery in the Hudson Highlands. ...

  • Anthony's Nose

    7 Reviews

    Peekskill, NY

    In twenty minutes, you and your kids could watch two-thirds of a sitcom, lose $7 or $8 at a video arcade, or be halfway to Anthony’s Nose. It’s up to you. This being a hiking guide, we’ll elaborate ...
    •  Day hike; 1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    In twenty minutes, you and your kids could watch two-thirds of a sitcom, lose $7 or $8 at a video arcade, or be halfway to ...

  • Fitzgerald Falls to Little Dam Lake (Appalachian Trail)

    7 Reviews

    Bellvale, NY

    Near the start of this exciting trek lies Fitzgerald Falls, a waterfall so dynamic that you may wonder what could possibly follow as an encore. Don’t worry: high drama is the norm for a wild ...
    •  6.5 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Near the start of this exciting trek lies Fitzgerald Falls, a waterfall so dynamic that you may wonder what could possibly ...

  • The Holy Land

    6 Reviews

    Newburgh, NY

    The operative word on this huge parcel of land is diversity. Seven thousand acres on the Stewart Airport property in Newburgh have been packaged as a cooperative area, available for hunters and ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The operative word on this huge parcel of land is diversity. Seven thousand acres on the Stewart Airport property in Newburgh ...

  • Minnewaska State Park Preserve

    6 Reviews

    New Paltz, NY

    A former resort and the one-time battleground between developers and environmentalists, this state park preserve unfurls a welcoming and tranquil natural realm. The site boasts white-cliff escarpments, ...
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A former resort and the one-time battleground between developers and environmentalists, this state park preserve unfurls ...

  • Mohonk Preserve and Bonticou Crag

    6 Reviews

    New Paltz, NY

    This hike offers a manageable route to the splendid Bonticou Crag. At nearly 1200 feet, this ridge looms over the surrounding area, with far-reaching westerly views over the Shawangunk Mountains. ...
    •  Day hike; 2.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike offers a manageable route to the splendid Bonticou Crag. At nearly 1200 feet, this ridge looms over the surrounding ...

  • Indian Pass-Lake Colden Loop

    6 Reviews

    Newcomb, NY

    In the MacIntyre Mountain Range of Adirondack Park, this grueling boulder-and- mud obstacle course passes through typical Adirondack splendor: mixed forests, shining waters, meadows, and great ...
    •  15.9 miles
    •  Guide

    In the MacIntyre Mountain Range of Adirondack Park, this grueling boulder-and- mud obstacle course passes through typical ...

  • Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail

    6 Reviews

    Woodbury, NY

    In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways the same can be said about this moderately challenging, 16-mile (8 ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways ...

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