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Van Cortlandt Park

New York,  
From You5382.33 Mi
Local TipsTake #1 train and get off at the last stop, Van Cortlandt Park - 242 St.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-08-17
Created Byrunlabbit
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Hills
  • Flat
  • Loop
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionThe natural areas and most of the trails are concentrated in the wooded northern section of the park which is divided into the Northwest Forest, Croton Woods and the Northeast Forest by the 3 major highways that transect the park. These highways limit access between these different sections of the park to just one or two crossing points.

Cass Gallagher Nature Trail
Location: A short walk from the intersection of Broadway & Mosholu Avenue, near the horse stables
Length: 1.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

John Kieran Trail
Location: Enter the park by Lake via Van Cortlandt Park South & Bailey Avenue
Length: 1.25 miles
Difficulty: Easy

John Muir Trail
Location: Enter at Broadway & Mosholu Avenue or Van Cortlandt Park East & Oneida Avenue
Length: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Location: Enter at either Dickinson Avenue & Van Cortlandt Park South or Mosholu Parkway & West Gun Hill Road
Length: 1.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Putnam Trail
Location: Enter the park at Van Cortlandt Park South & Bailey Avenue
Length: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy


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