Forest Park Greenway

Forest Park, New York

Elevation Gain199ft
Trailhead Elevation143ft
Elevation Min/Max88/185ft
Elevation Start/End143/143ft

Forest Park Greenway

Forest Park Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in New York City, New York. It is within Forest Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 143 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 199 feet. Along the trail there are grasses, trees, sands, wetlands, and woods.

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Walking Queens (Wilderness Press)
Adrienne Onofri
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"Forest Hills started out as many Queens neighborhoods did: A developer buys up farmland, renames the area, and builds homes and infrastructure. It didn’t end up like most neighborhoods, however. The developer sold part of the land, and a community was created, Forest Hills Gardens, that’s one of the most desirable places to live in New York City. Inspired by England’s garden city movement and modeled on its traditional villages, Forest Hills Gardens was designed with village greens, a central square, rich foliage, and beautiful houses. Even outside of the Gardens, Forest Hills boasts many nice houses and apartments as well as other advantages, such as a lively commercial district and express subway service. The first developer in Forest Hills was Cord Meyer, a company still headquartered on Queens Blvd., which laid out streets, set up utilities, and built hundreds of houses in what had been a township of six farms called Whitepot. “The Cord Meyer section” of Forest Hills generally applies to north of Queens Blvd. You go through just a bit of it at the beginning of this walk." Read more
"Forest Park comprises 540 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and outdoor recreational terrain. This route leads through the park’s peaceful pine grove, amongst majestic oaks, and over softly rolling forest terrain. On weekends, the park attracts cyclists, joggers, families, and other outdoor enthusiasts, but rarely gets overly crowded." Read more

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