Walt Whitman Trail

West Hills, New York

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Named for the famous poet who resided in this area in the late 1800s, the Walt Whitman Trail in West Hills County Park offers an invigorating hike for both dogs and their owners in western Suffolk County. One of the higher points in the area, Jaynes Hill, at 401 feet above sea level, provides a moderate climb along this otherwise tranquil hike. Also note that horses frequent the side roads throughout this park. Take care to watch for horses and their riders as you travel along the trails.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond

by Tammy McCarley (The Mountaineers Books)

Named for the famous poet who resided in this area in the late 1800s, the Walt Whitman Trail in West Hills County Park offers an invigorating hike for both dogs and their owners in western Suffolk County. One of the higher points in the area, Jaynes Hill, at 401 feet above sea level, provides a moderate climb along this otherwise tranquil hike. Also note that horses frequent the side roads throughout this park. Take care to watch for horses and their riders as you travel along the trails.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: West Hills
Distance: 4.25
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 320 feet
Top Elevation: 401 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Suffolk County Department of Parks
Local Maps: USGS Huntington
Driving Directions: Directions to Walt Whitman Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/27/2010
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A nice park, with nice trails. Some of the trails aren't as well marked as one would like, but not difficult. A few hills, nothing too intense, but not all flat either.



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Apr 2018