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Nassau-Suffolk Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (14)

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


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19.5

Miles

31.3

KM

Point to Point

303' 92 m

High

8' 2 m

Low

945' 288 m

Up

976' 297 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Shared By:

Alan Zucker

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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Photos

Across the street from the parking lot at the trailhead in Cold Spring Harbor.  Near winter solstice.
Feb 3, 2018 near Cold Sp…, NY
White blazes mark the trail the whole way.
May 8, 2017 near Woodbury, NY
Bethpage Bikepath, Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
Jan 9, 2017 near North M…, NY
View of the harbor from behind the Cold Spring Harbor Library
May 1, 2016 near Cold Sp…, NY
Stillwell Woods, Woodbury, Long Island, NY
Jan 9, 2017 near Woodbury, NY
This is the only bear you'll see on this trail!
May 1, 2016 near Woodbury, NY

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Aug 18, 2019
Eva Csillik
5mi — 11h 14m
Aug 3, 2019
Marie Koretsky
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