The Best Hiking Trails in New York

Most Popular New York Hiking Trails

We've ranked the best places to hike in New York using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite hiking trails by submitting a trail review or creating a hiking wishlist today!

New! Find the best hiking trails by city:
Bear Mountain (4), Syracuse (4), Rochester (3), Ithaca (3), Smithtown (2), Kings Park (2)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Connetquot River State ParkOakdale, New York
2. Alley Pond Environmental CenterLittle Neck, New York
3. Allegany State Park - Red House AreaSalamanca, New York
4. Peninsula TrailLake Placid, New York
5. Letchworth State ParkCastile, New York
6. Appalachian Trail: New YorkGreenwood Lake, New York
7. TryonRochester, New York
8. Ward Pound Ridge ReservationCross River, New York
9. Minnewaska State ParkNew Paltz, New York
10. Bear Mountain State ParkBear Mountain, New York
11. Blue Mountain ReservationPeekskill, New York
12. Hudson Highlands State ParkBeacon, New York
13. Nissequogue River State ParkKings Park, New York
14. Robert H. Treman State ParkIthaca, New York
15. Schunnemunk State ParkTuxedo, New York
16. Great BearSyracuse, New York
17. Tibbetts Brook ParkYonkers, New York
18. Cobb's HillRochester, New York
19. Rocky PointRocky Point, New York
20. All Crescent TrailsFairport, New York
21. Mount Marcykeene, New York
22. Forest Park Trail NetworkQueens, New York
23. Robert G. Wehle State ParkHenderson, New York
24. Tallman Mountain State ParkBear Mountain, New York
25. Stillwell WoodsSyosset, New York
26. Meadowlark ParkEast Northport, New York
27. Canal TrailMohawk, New York
28. Abanachee LoopOld Forge, New York
29. Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteOyster Bay, New York
30. Caleb Smith State Park PreserveSmithtown, New York
31. Caumsett State Historic Park PreserveHuntington, New York
32. Harriman State ParkStony Point, New York
33. Highland Lakes State ParkMiddletown, New York
34. Taughannock Falls State ParkTrumansburg, New York
35. Cranberry Lake PreserveNorth White Plains, New York
36. Blydenburgh County ParkSmithtown, New York
37. Arthur Kunz County ParkSan Remo, New York
38. Shindagin HollowIthaca, New York
39. NinhamCarmel, New York
40. Dryer Road ParkVictor, New York
41. Stid HillSouth Bloomfield, New York
42. Manorville HillsManorville, New York
43. Northwest WoodsSag Harbor, New York
44. Long Pond Green BeltSag Harbor, New York
45. Bethpage State ParkBethpage, New York
46. Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)Lewiston, New York
47. Bowman Lake State ParkOxford, New York
48. Brookhaven State Park, New York
49. Fillmore Glen State ParkMoravia, New York
50. Moreau Lake State ParkGansevoort, New York
51. Rockefeller State Park PreservePleasantville, New York
52. Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)Kings Park, New York
53. Sal J. Prezio Mountain Lakes ParkNorth Salem, New York
54. Croton Point ParkCroton-on-Hudson, New York
55. Black Creek ParkNorth Chili, New York
56. Durand Eastman ParkRochester, New York
57. VandekampSyracuse, New York
58. Bear SwampCortland, New York
59. Sprain RidgeYonkers, New York
60. Green Lakes State ParkSyracuse, New York
61. Jamesville/skytopSyracuse, New York
62. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman State ParkBear Mountain, New York
63. Peebles Island State ParkWaterford, New York
64. Stewart AirportNewburgh, New York
65. Highland ForestFabius/syracuse, New York
66. Graham HillsPleasantville, New York
67. Manetto HillsPlainview, New York
68. Taconic-hereford Pleasant Valley, New York
69. Kitchawan PreserveOssining, New York
70. Camp Hero State ParkMontauk, New York
71. Blauvelt State ParkBear Mountain, New York
72. Buttermilk Falls State ParkIthaca, New York
73. Chittenango Falls State ParkCazenovia, New York
74. Delta Lake State ParkRome, New York
75. Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic ParkDobbs Ferry, New York
76. Robert Moses State Park - Thousand IslandsMassena, New York
77. Saratoga Spa State ParkSaratoga Springs, New York
78. Wellesley Island State ParkFineview, New York
79. Cunningham Park TrailFresh Meadows, New York
80. Edgewood PreserveWest Bayshore, New York
81. Appalachian Trail 114: Taconic State Parkway to NY 52East Fishkill, New York
82. Appalachian Trail 115: NY 52 to NY 55East Fishkill, New York
83. West Hills County ParkHuntington, New York
84. Hubbard County ParkFlanders, New York
85. Robert Cushman Murphy County ParkCalverton/Manorville, New York
86. MearsteadMount Kisco, New York
87. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental CenterYorktown Heights, New York
88. Montauk County ParkMontauk, New York
89. Teatown-Kitchawan TrailwayCortlandt, New York
90. Raynor Beach County ParkLake Ronkonkoma, New York
91. Dwarf Pines Plains PreserveWesthampton, New York
92. Sears Bellows County ParkHampton Bays, New York
93. Cow Meadow Park and PreserveFreeport, New York
94. Cedar Point County ParkEast Hampton, New York
95. Sans Souci County ParkBayport, New York
96. Cathedral Pines County ParkMiddle Island, New York
97. Pine Barrens Trails Information CenterManorville, New York
98. Cranberry Bog Nature PreserveRiverhead, New York
99. Indian Island County ParkRiverhead, New York
100. Saxon Woods ParkWhite Plains, New York