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. Allegany State Park - Red House AreaSalamanca, New York
2. Connetquot River State ParkOakdale, New York
3. Alley Pond Environmental CenterLittle Neck, 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. Harriman State ParkStony Point, New York
13. Hudson Highlands State ParkBeacon, New York
14. Nissequogue River State ParkKings Park, New York
15. Robert H. Treman State ParkIthaca, New York
16. Schunnemunk State ParkTuxedo, New York
17. Great BearSyracuse, New York
18. Cobb's HillRochester, New York
19. Rocky PointRocky Point, New York
20. All Crescent TrailsFairport, New York
21. Tibbetts Brook ParkYonkers, 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. Mount Marcykeene, New York
26. Stillwell WoodsSyosset, New York
27. Meadowlark ParkEast Northport, New York
28. Canal TrailMohawk, New York
29. Abanachee LoopOld Forge, New York
30. Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteOyster Bay, New York
31. Caleb Smith State Park PreserveSmithtown, New York
32. Caumsett State Historic Park PreserveHuntington, New York
33. Highland Lakes State ParkMiddletown, New York
34. Taughannock Falls State ParkTrumansburg, New York
35. Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)Lewiston, New York
36. Shindagin HollowIthaca, New York
37. NinhamCarmel, New York
38. Dryer Road ParkVictor, New York
39. Stid HillSouth Bloomfield, New York
40. Northwest WoodsSag Harbor, New York
41. Long Pond Green BeltSag Harbor, New York
42. Bethpage State ParkBethpage, New York
43. Bowman Lake State ParkOxford, New York
44. Brookhaven State Park, New York
45. Fillmore Glen State ParkMoravia, New York
46. Moreau Lake State ParkGansevoort, New York
47. Rockefeller State Park PreservePleasantville, New York
48. Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)Kings Park, New York
49. Thacher State Park (John Boyd Thacher)Voorheesville, New York
50. Arthur Kunz County ParkSan Remo, New York
51. Blydenburgh County ParkSmithtown, New York
52. Cranberry Lake PreserveNorth White Plains, 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. Manorville HillsManorville, New York
58. VandekampSyracuse, New York
59. Bear SwampCortland, New York
60. Sprain RidgeYonkers, New York
61. Green Lakes State ParkSyracuse, New York
62. Jamesville/skytopSyracuse, New York
63. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman State ParkBear Mountain, New York
64. Peebles Island State ParkWaterford, New York
65. Appalachian Trail 114: Taconic State Parkway to NY 52East Fishkill, New York
66. Appalachian Trail 115: NY 52 to NY 55East Fishkill, New York
67. Appalachian Trail 107: NY 17A to NY 17Bellvale, New York
68. Appalachian Trail 111: US 9 to Canopus Hill RoadGraymoor, New York
69. Stewart AirportNewburgh, New York
70. Highland ForestFabius/syracuse, New York
71. Graham HillsPleasantville, New York
72. Taconic-hereford Pleasant Valley, New York
73. Camp Hero State ParkMontauk, New York
74. Blauvelt State ParkBear Mountain, New York
75. Buttermilk Falls State ParkIthaca, New York
76. Chittenango Falls State ParkCazenovia, New York
77. Delta Lake State ParkRome, New York
78. Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic ParkDobbs Ferry, New York
79. Robert Moses State Park - Thousand IslandsMassena, New York
80. Saratoga Spa State ParkSaratoga Springs, New York
81. Wellesley Island State ParkFineview, New York
82. Kitchawan PreserveOssining, New York
83. Manetto HillsPlainview, New York
84. Cunningham Park TrailFresh Meadows, New York
85. Edgewood PreserveWest Bayshore, New York
86. Beaver Island State ParkGrand Island, New York
87. Waverly GlenWaverly, New York
88. East SetauketEast Setauket, New York
89. Hunter's Creek Park TrailsBuffalo, New York
90. Finger Lakes Trail - Mt. Morris/Letchworth State ParkMt. Morris, New York
91. Vassar FarmsPoughkeepsie, New York
92. Goose PondMonroe, New York
93. Ellicottville EpicEllicottville, New York
94. Lippman Memorial ParkWararsing, New York
95. Fern MountainInlet, New York
96. Glacier 8Hauppauge, New York
97. Fire Island National SeashorePatchogue, New York
98. Catharine Valley TrailWatkins Glen, New York
99. Cayuga Lake State ParkSeneca Falls, New York
100. Cherry Plain State ParkBerlin, New York