Your guide to more than 100 multi-use trails in New York State.
N ew York has more than 1,200 miles of multi-use trails where you can bike, walk, run, cross-country ski, and sometimes ride horses. Whether you're looking fora new trail to explore or want a map of one of your favorite trails, TrailFinder will give you the trail and trip panning information you need to get outside and moving. TrailFinder offers a one-stop interactive gateway to 110 greenways, rail trails, canal trails, bikeways, and riverwalks located in every region of the state.
Your can find a trail by name or search by criteria such as length, allowable uses, surface, and distance from any location you choose. If you need to find a nearby bike shop or other amenity, TrailFinder can locate that, too. You can even get directions to trailhead parking.
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For some trails you’ll also find accessibility information. Before ever reaching the trailhead, you will have the data you need to decide whether a trail is right for you. While especially useful for persons with disabilities, older adults and parents with young children may find this information helpful, too.
OTHER KINDS OF TRAILS
Looking for other kinds of trails? The New York trail experience includes thousands of miles of trails within New York's state parks, lands managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as many enjoyable and well-known long-distance hiking trails, some of which are linked below. Also, be sure to check out the trails in local town and county parks and nature centers.
Long Distance Trails
- Finger Lakes Trail - 900 miles of hiking trail connecting the Catskill Mountains with the Allegheny Mountains passing through remote areas of the Southern Tier. Many sections of trail are official segments of the North Country Trail, a 4,600-mile-long foot trail being built across seven states between New York and North Dakota
- Appalachian Trail – 2178-mile footpath from Georgia to Maine
- Long Path – 326-mile hiking trail extending from New York City north to near Albany
- Long Island Greenbelt Trail – a network of 150 miles of hiking paths on Long
- Hiking Trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area
If you want to stay overnight, you’ll find convenient bed & breakfasts and inns that cater to the needs of cyclists. All are members of the Empire State Bed and Breakfast Association (ESBBA) that have pledged to offer some bicycle-friendly amenities, including covered and locked bicycle storage, tools for minor bike repairs, no-smoking rooms, and healthy and filling breakfasts.
Planning a trip along the Erie Canalway Trail?
Our Erie Canalway Trail map has search functions, attractions and points of interest, a measuring tool, GPS and an easy-to-use-interface. It has even been optimized to work smoothly on your smartphone and web-enabled device. Start planning your adventure today!
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