New York - Outdoor Activities

New York has approximately 4,905 trails, including 3,250 hiking trails and 2,155 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 258 miles in length. The most popular trails are Breakneck Ridge Trail, Mount Marcy - New York Highpoint and Bear Mountain Loop. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in New York was Bentzion G. who completed Pine Meadow Lake.

  • Breakneck Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    44 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 ...

  • Slide Mountain LoopView 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 ...

  • Van Hoevenberg TrailView 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 ...

  • Rocky PointView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Port Jefferson, NY

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Cross-country skiers can pretty much ski anywhere, providing there is the minimum snow ground cover. A well-groomed track can do wonders for ...

  • Bear Mountain LoopView 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 ...

  • Blue Mountain TrailView 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, ...

  • Black Mountain LoopView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Lake George, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This 7-mile lasso-shaped trail tops Black Mountain, the tallest mountain above Lake George, for a superb panorama of the lake region, with ...

  • Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike PathView 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 ...

  • North-South Lake loopView 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 ...

  • Mount Marcy - New York HighpointView 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 ...

  • Almost PerpendicularView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Sloatsburg, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike; 1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Almost Perpendicular is almost too good to be true! This south-facing ledge on Daters Mountain, which we judged to be the “Best Overlook in Harriman ...

  • Indian Head Mountain LoopView 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 ...

  • Tongue Mountain Range LoopView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Bolton Landing, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Northeast of Bolton Landing, this demanding loop tags five summits of the peninsular Tongue Mountain Range for unsurpassed looks at the Lake ...

  • Caumsett State ParkView 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 ...

  • Blue Mountain NirvanaView 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 ...

  • Anthony's NoseView 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 ...

  • Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill FallsView 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, ...

  • Pine Meadow Lake LoopView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Suffern, NY

    •  7-9 hours
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Pine Meadow Lake is the anchor to this rolling, circuitous meander through the milder reaches of Harriman State Park. The loop takes you through ...

  • Fitzgerald Falls to Little Dam Lake (Appalachian Trail)View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Bellvale, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  6.5 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Near the start of this exciting trek lies Fitzgerald Falls, a waterfall so dynamic that you may wonder what could possibly follow as an encore. ...

  • The Holy LandView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Newburgh, NY

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The operative word on this huge parcel of land is diversity. Seven thousand acres on the Stewart Airport property in Newburgh have been packaged ...

  • Minnewaska State Park PreserveView 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 ...

  • Mohonk Preserve and Bonticou CragView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    New Paltz, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike; 2.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike offers a manageable route to the splendid Bonticou Crag. At nearly 1200 feet, this ridge looms over the surrounding area, with far-reaching ...

  • Indian Pass-Lake Colden LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Newcomb, NY

    • Hiking  
    •  15.9 miles
    •  Guide

    In the MacIntyre Mountain Range of Adirondack Park, this grueling boulder-and- mud obstacle course passes through typical Adirondack splendor: ...

  • Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Woodbury, NY

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways the same can be ...

  • Surf and TurfView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Montauk, NY

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain biking at Hither Hills is a mixed bag through an endless network of trails. Situated between Amagansett and Montauk on far eastern Long ...

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