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Long Island Greenbelt Trail

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 3.9 (12)

This trail starts in Heckscher State Park and ends in Sunken Meadow State Park, 31 miles across Long Island.


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32.5

Miles

52.3

KM

Point to Point

175' 53 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

971' 296 m

Up

970' 296 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors

Family Friendly With many access points, it's easy to create a comfortable route for just about anyone to hike!

Description

The trail starts in Heckscher State Park and connects with Connetquot S.P., Blydenburgh Park, Caleb Smith S.P., Nissequogue River S.P, and many smaller parks The path is marked with white blazes, but in several locations it can be tricky to follow, especially on the northern end where the trail follows suburban streets at several points.

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Mike Borelli

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  3.9 from 12 votes

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Hiking along side New Mill Pond.  It was beautiful!
Dec 8, 2017 near Hauppauge, NY
Nissequogue River State Park
Dec 8, 2017 near Nissequ…, NY
Near Locust Drive
Oct 10, 2020 near Nissequ…, NY
The northern shore of Long Island is quite beautiful near the north end of the trail in Sunken Meadow Park.
May 30, 2017 near Nissequ…, NY
Looking out to the water.
Mar 18, 2021 near Nissequ…, NY
Somewhere on the Greenbelt Trail.
Jun 26, 2019 near North G…, NY

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Apr 6, 2021
Donna Vaupel
2nd day started at rentals in hecksher walked to water and found it difficult to follow the green belt trail as the signs were not there as were in mi 1mi
May 11, 2019
Jenny Moy
Dec 22, 2018
Dina Michelle
Starting
Sep 28, 2018
Charlie Favata
Derek and Me 5:20am start time
Sep 22, 2018
Andrew R.
10mi
Dec 2, 2017
Annmarie Persaud
Completed the Greenbelt Trail with my family. We really enjoyed the fall foliage on this trail and the scenery! Only downside, some of it is streets. 33mi — 14h 00m
May 28, 2017
Ryan Feeley
Started at north end and renegade hammock camped midway to make a local backpacking trip out of it. Any serious long island hiker should do it onc... 32.6mi
May 7, 2017
Steve Nylund
Southern portion is well maintained and mostly wooded. Quite a bit of road walking north of Blydenburgh. Lots of P.I. 32.6mi