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Central Park

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Location
From You5384.75 Mi
Local TipsIdeal time to run is Monday through Friday from 10AM - 3PM & 7PM - 10PM and on the weekends starting at 7PM on Friday through 6AM on Monday.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-08-31
Created Byrunlabbit
Surfaces
  • Paved
Activities
  • Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Road Cycling
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Lighting
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Good For Workouts
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Has Playground
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionA full loop through Central Park is nearly 6.1 miles and runs along the Park Drives on the West and East sides using the various transverses to cut across the park. Shorter variations are also possible. For example, you could take two 5-mile loops through the lower and upper sections of the park or a 1.7 mile loop in the southern part of the park by the Tavern on the Green.

The Reservoir loop gives runners a soft surface cinder pathway of just over 1.5 miles around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. It has a slight 2? slope and offers spectacular city views. Stay to the right on this path and run counterclockwise.

There are also two Bridle Path Loops to choose from, both on dirt. The shorter of the two is 1.66 miles and circles around the Reservoir below the aforementioned cinder path. The Full Bridle Path Loop is 2.5 miles and extends beyond the Reservoir, further north to the North Meadow fields and across the 102nd Street Transverse. It eventually rejoins the main path after some time on the West Drive. Please note that horses have the right of way on the Bridle Paths, so make sure that you are aware of their location.
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