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    Brooklyn Bridge

    New York City, New York
    Distance1.6mi
    Elevation Gain132ft
    Trailhead Elevation38ft
    Top71ft
    Elevation Min/Max0/71ft
    Elevation Start/End38/38ft

    Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge is a hiking and biking trail in New York City, New York. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 38 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 132 feet. The private parking lot parking is near the trailhead. There are also drinking water and a tree row. The Brooklyn Bridge bridge, the Walt Whitman Park drinking water, and the private parking lot parking can be seen along the trail. There are also benches and a fountain along the trail.

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    Thompsons Station, TN
    Trailblazer | 619 pts
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    6/12/2019
    Not exactly your usual hiking trail, but it feels like a rite of passage for a visitor to NYC. You'll be with many of your closest friends as you cross. Views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn abound. Stay to the right so as not to arouse the ire of bicyclists, and embrace the fact that this is New York City and you're always in somebody's way--it's not personal. The pathway is well-crafted to take you above traffic.

    If you're only going to walk it one way, start in Brooklyn and return to Manhattan for the best views. The subway is highly recommended--use the High Street/Brooklyn Bridge station on the Brooklyn side and end up at the City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge station in Manhattan.
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    Vancouver, BC
    Trailblazer | 687 pts
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    5/31/2019
    It's an incredible photo opp, but every other visitor to the city seems to think the same thing. It's wishful thinking if you're hoping to get a solo photo on the bridge itself, because there will ALWAYS be other people trying to get the same shot. You can skip a fair bit of the crowds, however, if you come really early in the day and catch the light at sunrise. I'd recommend taking some time exploring DUMBO on the Brooklyn side and treat yourself to some pizza at Grimaldi's.
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