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Trail

19.5 mile 31.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 945' 288 m
Descent: -976' -297 m
High: 303' 92 m
Low: 8' 2 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Alan Zucker

Greenbelt hiking and biking trails that connect several suburban Long Island parks and preserves.

Alan Zucker

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy access and lots of options for different length outings.

Description

There are many segments that make up this 19 mile trail. You can start your hike in a variety of places and can plan for a variety of lengths for your outing. Long Island is hilly and rocky in the north. If you start at Cold Spring Harbor you'll have some relatively steep hills to climb and this northern portion of the trail is popular for the aerobic workout it can provide.

Southern portions of Long Island are flat. The southern segments of this trail can get swampy in rainy weather, but provide wonderful views of lakes/ponds with lots of ducks and swans.

A bike trail, marked with blue markers, runs near to the pedestrian trail. Biking can be a great way to cover more of the trail in less time, especially if completing the whole thing is your goal.

In several areas, such as Stillwell Woods, there are additional trails to explore.

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Mar 24, 2019
Karen Car
Mar 2, 2019
Allan Zhou
19.5mi
Nov 3, 2018
Eunkyung Kim
Oct 6, 2018
Wanxing Zhu
Apr 14, 2018
Andrea Katz
trail very well marked until massapequa preserve. after that, easy to follow bike path or other trails and pick up greenbelt at random locations. 21mi
Feb 24, 2018
Alan Zucker
Massapequa preserve 2mi
Feb 23, 2018
Alan Zucker
Park at trail view and hike south to Northern State and back 4mi
Feb 21, 2018
Alan Zucker
Did an out and back toward Syosset-Woodbury Rd. from the parking lot at Trailview State Park on Jericho Tpk. 2mi — 0h 45m

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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#6

in New York

#284

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Tom Lin
Mineola, NY
Tom Lin   Mineola, NY
This trail continues south of Jericho, all the way to Bethpage state park. Jul 6, 2017

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