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Recommended Routes in Metro New York and Long Island - 6

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Favorite Across the street from the parking lot at the trailhead in Cold Spring Harbor.  Near winter solstice.
Intermediate

Cold Spring Harbor State Park Out-and-Back

4.2 mi 6.8 km 571' Up 174.03 m Up 570' Down 173.82 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite Prospect Park Flatbush Ave side trail
Intermediate

Prospect Park Trail Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km 181' Up 55.08 m Up 179' Down 54.46 m Down

Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Alpine Lookout (also once part of the grounds of Rio Vista)
Intermediate

Palisades Interstate Park via the George Washington Bridge

19.9 mi 32.1 km 1,094' Up 333.34 m Up 1,094' Down 333.59 m Down

Inwood, NY
Favorite Field along the Yellow Trail in Mashomack Preserve
Easy

Mashomack Preserve Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 709' Up 216.02 m Up 712' Down 217.09 m Down

Shelter…, NY
Favorite Wetlands to the north of the preserve as viewed from a trail viewing location.
Intermediate

Makamah Nature Preserve

2.6 mi 4.2 km 347' Up 105.74 m Up 347' Down 105.65 m Down

Fort Sa…, NY
Favorite Recently complete elevated boardwalk (Oct 2020)
Intermediate

St Francis Woodlands to High Rock Park

5.4 mi 8.7 km 577' Up 175.75 m Up 583' Down 177.69 m Down

Staten…, NY

Metro New York and Long Island Hiking

  • 412 Miles 663 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 147 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Metro New York and Long Island - 171

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19.5 mi 31.3 km #1Nassau-Suffolk Trail
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Intermediate
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 14 
0.5 mi 0.9 km #2Fox Hollow Main Trail
Intermediate
Laurel Hollow, NY
Intermediate
Laurel Hollow, NY
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Norman J. Levy Outer Loop
Intermediate
Freeport, NY
Intermediate
Freeport, NY
9.8 mi 15.8 km #4Manorville Hills
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #5Yellow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Shelter Island, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Upper Brookville, NY
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Orient Beach Lighthouse Trail
Easy
Greenport, NY
Easy
Greenport, NY
11.6 mi 18.7 km #8Glacier Ridge
Difficult
Farmingville, NY
Difficult
Farmingville, NY
3.6 mi 5.8 km #9Meadowlark Trail
Difficult
Fort Salonga, NY
Difficult
Fort Salonga, NY
0.3 mi 0.6 km #10Louis C. Clark Sanctuary
Easy
Glen Head, NY
Easy
Glen Head, NY

Photos of Metro New York and Long Island - 115

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The Pine Forest
Aug 30, 2017 near Borough…, NY
Wetlands to the north of the preserve as viewed from a trail viewing location.
Mar 30, 2019 near Fort Sa…, NY
Near Locust Drive
Oct 10, 2020 near Nissequ…, NY
Gazebo along the trail.
Feb 16, 2020 near Roslyn, NY
Remnants of a dock.
Feb 16, 2020 near Roslyn, NY
Small Bridge over the creek.
Feb 16, 2020 near Glenwoo…, NY
Prospect Park SW trail, looking North
Oct 13, 2018 near Brooklyn, NY
Prospect Park W trail next to the lake looking North
Oct 13, 2018 near Brooklyn, NY