Hunter Island Trail

New York, New York 10034

Hunter Island Trail

Hunter Island Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At 2764 acres—nearly 660 of them underwater—Pelham Bay Park is one of the largest parks in the city parks system. Once the site of Indian hunting and fishing grounds, the park came into being in 1888 when the city purchased 28 private estates. Formerly an island and now a peninsula, Hunter Island is named after former landowner John Hunter. The hike around Hunter Island is an easy stroll through a scenic area of salt marshes, shoreline, forest, and meadows. Your hound may be interested in taking a dip at several points along the way. Take care to watch for rising tides, deep mud, and the aggressive mosquito population present here in warmer months as you venture out onto Hunter Island."

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Trail Information

New York
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.25
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round (bug repellent a must in summer months)
Season
21 feet
Trailhead Elevation
30 feet
Top Elevation
Pelham Bay Park Administration
Local Contacts
USGS Flushing
Local Maps

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