5 Best Running Trails: NYC

If you live in New York City or are maybe just visiting and want to keep on top of your running, you will want to check out these 5 best running trails: NYC guide. 

  1. Central Park – Central Park is, of course, one of the best running trails in New York City.  Their is the 6 mile bike/run/walk loop or, if you are an adventurous type and love to explore, their are many other available trails that will surely give you a challenge.
  2. Battery Park and West Side – Battery Park and the West Side is a great running trail in New York City.  It’s a great run along the water and perfect for sight seeing.  Most people start at the U.S.S. Intrepid and Chelsea Piers and run down to end their run at a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 
  3. InwoodPark and Fort Tryon Park-  Inwood and Fort Tryon Park is one of the best combo running trails in New York City.  These parks make a great combo trail run.  There are so many trails that a runner can easily make up 7 miles or more. Also if you are looking for hills and want to make a good hill workout this is the place to go.
  4. RiversideParkRiverside Park is the alternative to Central Park but still a great running trail in New York City.  Riverside runs from 58th Street to about 156th Street which is a nice run along the Hudson River.  The path is about 5 miles back and forth and will equal a good 10 mile run. 
  5. Roosevelt Island–  Roosevelt Island is another great running trail in NYC.  Roosevelt Island is about a 3.6 mile run/walk loop.  Overall, Roosevelt Island is a short, flat, and scenic run.  Since the Island is between Manhattan and Queens, you get some beautiful views of midtown Manhattan and Queensboro Bridge.

Now you know some wonderful trails; go out, explore, and take in New York City beauty!

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