Best Trails of New York

This list represents the most popular trails in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Breakneck Ridge Trail View Trail Details

    48 Reviews

    Beacon, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  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 to roll along a knobby ...

  • #2 Bear Mountain Loop View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Highland, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Mountains and offering ...

  • #3 Slide Mountain Loop View Trail Details

    17 Reviews

    Pine Hill, NY

    •  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 Trail, and the blue ...

  • #4 Van Hoevenberg Trail View Trail Details

    15 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    •  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 Mount Marcy—at 5,344 ...

  • #5 Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  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 a spelling error – it ...

  • #6 Blue Mountain Trail View Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Blue Mountain Lake, NY

    •  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 for public viewing, ...

  • #7 Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Massapequa, NY

    • Road Biking 
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #8 North-South Lake loop View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    •  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 up cherished views ...

  • #9 Black Mt Summit Trail Sec#3 View Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Lake George, NY

    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #10 Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail View Trail Details

    15 Reviews

    Port Jefferson, NY

    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #11 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Woodbury, NY

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

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  • #12 Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Cragsmoor, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  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 even for sturdy, ...

  • #13 Anthony's Nose View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Peekskill, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Anthony’s Nose. It’s ...

  • #14 Caumsett State Park View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Huntington, NY

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 8-mile loop. More than ...

  • #15 Indian Head Mountain Loop View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Tannersville, NY

    •  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 500-foot cliffs of ...

  • #16 Minnewaska State Park Preserve View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    New Paltz, NY

    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #17 Blue Mountain Nirvana View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Tarrytown, NY

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #18 Buttermilk Falls - Ithaca View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Ithaca, NY

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll see Buttermilk Falls the minute you drive into this state park. It looms above as a frothy white cascade, 80-feet wide. It’s comprised ...

  • #19 Tongue Mountain Range Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Bolton Landing, NY

    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #20 Jones Beach Bike Path View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Seaford, NY

    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Jones Beach Bike Path is a hiking and biking trail in Nassau County, New York. It is within Jones Beach State Park. It is 1.2 miles long and ...