Photo: NYC Parks

There’s no need to head Upstate to experience the awe of New York’s natural wonders. Plan your next hiking trip right here in New York City!


This Saturday, June 4, on National Trails Day, join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers on a guided hike through some of NYC’s most scenic parks, or visit our Trail Maps to plan your own solo hike. Just in time for National Trails day, Parks has created new digital trail guides for: Seton Falls, Highbridge, and Ocean Breeze Parks, as well as for all trails in the Staten Island Greenbelt park system.


With 300 miles of trails, New York City’s public greenspaces are prime locations for those seeking serene views, natural landscapes and adventure. Hikers will be able to explore natural areas, glacial potholes, forests and more.


While trekking through these beautiful parks, you’ll come across all kinds of wildlife, from the majestic ospreys nesting high up on utility poles to turtles sunbathing on rocks in ponds. Along the way, you can also visit historic places that give a glimpse of Old New York and tell the story of our city.

Our must-see, FREE Urban Park Ranger hikes will include:

Staten Island – Greenbelt
Meet at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join hiking adventures, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and fun activities for kids!

Bronx – Riverdale Park
at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park), Bronx
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Explore the nature and history of the palisades in this park which runs along the Hudson River.

Brooklyn – Marine Park
Meet at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Take a walk along the shores of Jamaica Bay on the scenic Salt Marsh Trail at Marine Park.

Queens – Forest Park
Meet at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park), Queens
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Forest Park is the third-largest park in Queens, and is home to the largest continuous oak forest in the borough!

Visit our National Trails Day page for a full list of events.