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Explore the best rated trails in Mastic, NY, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Ridgefield Rail Trail . With more than 28 trails covering 183 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Entire trail now reopened, repaved, with historic signs

November, 2023 by tom0153

The history of the Long Island Motor Parkway (as it was first recalled) is revealed with signage along the length of the Parkway, including the site of the Jacob Johnson Family Burial Ground who appears in the 1830 Census as a "free colored man." At least two of his sons served in a segregated unit in the Civil War. He was a farmer in the area until retirement when he lived very close to Alley Pond.
The length of the entire park roadway, designated as part of the Greenway, has been repaved.
Review other park features when you come. In another area of the larger Alley Pond Park is found the oldest and tallest tree in NYC, already growing at the time of George Washington, known as the Alley Pond Giant. Hiking trails throughout the Park are well maintained.

Pequonnock River Trail

The bridge is repaired and the trail is open.

August, 2023 by bliebow1234

The bridge is repaired and the trail is open.

Bethpage Bikeway

Lots of fun!

August, 2023 by fredunger_tl

I started my journey in Bethpage Park ($8 to park for the day) and headed south. The Massapequa Preseve is beautiful and certainly the highlight of the trail. I loved how a small, charming stream ran alongside the trail for most of this leg of the trip.

Once I got to Sunrise Hwy, it was a bit confusing because the trail is not obvious to where it picks up on the other side. I found the trail and completed the last mile. Personally, I would not recommend going south of Sunrise Hwy. The trail becomes extremely bumpy and it ends unceremoniously at the corner of a busy intersection. On my next trip, I am avoiding this leg.

Finally I biked back up to Bethpage and continued north. The Trailview State Park portion of the trail is the best maintained, with a freshly paved roadway and beautiful greenery. I didn't go further than the TSP.

All in all it was a fun ride! My next trip I am parking where the trail intersects with Sunrise Hwy and take it all the way north.


Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail

sweet ride

August, 2023 by jonbrako22

Nice short ride but afterwords you can go south on Old Dock Road and relax on a bench and enjoy the water views. Then you can do the Hike and Bike trail again.

North Shore Rail Trail

Nice ride, many intersections

August, 2023 by ih8rain1

This is a nice bike ride. The trail is well paved and very level. Not many other riders/hikers. The unavoidable intersections are very disruptive if you are riding for a steady fast pace or for a strenuous workout. Also not much shade. But if you are biking or walking for an enjoyable bit of exercise, it can't be beat for this area.

Bethpage Bikeway

Monday Ride

July, 2023 by krismoo21

Not sure why I did 5 stars on my previous review, but this trail, as scenic as it is, is not deserving of 5 stars. 4 stars at best.

Bethpage Bikeway

Holy Bumps, Batman!

July, 2023 by krismoo21

I used to ride this trail as a kid all the time with my dad, and since I am training for a 50 mile bike ride I decided to not do the Jones Beach/Gilgo ride and did this one instead. I started my ride by the Merrick Road entrance and made my way north using the trail. I could not get over how many cracks and bumps there are! I couldn’t ride fast and seriously thought I popped my tire a few times. I don’t remember it being that bad when I was younger. Sadly, the trail didn’t get better until around the Southern State entrance. From there is was smooth sailing to Sunnyside Blvd

EPCAL Alternative Transportation Path

Great trail

July, 2023 by fredunger_tl

Perfect for biking! A complete loop with no road crossings. Interesting scenery. On one side is almost always dense woods. On the other side is a mixture of Grumman remains, train tracks and even a small family graveyard from the 1800's (my favorite part). The only negative was a small stretch next to an old dump, which emits a foul odor.

North Shore Rail Trail

Perfect for biking

June, 2023 by fredunger_tl

This paved trail is perfect for biking. I agree with some of the other reviewers that you have to be careful at the road crossings, but you have to expect that in such a densely populated area. 10 miles from end to end, it's a great workout and the scenery is lovely. I routinely see deer and other wildlife during my travels.

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

old trail but classic

June, 2023 by wroman_tl

I have not ridden the trail for years, but as a teen I rode it many times. As a Bronx trail it’s great. This the Bronx. We were lucky to even have a place to ride. I loved the freedom it gave me as a teen to ride in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Glad it still exists.

Branford Trolley Trail

Short Beautiful Trail

June, 2023 by jpalmarozza3rd_tl

Trail is an easy walk with beautiful views. 1.7 miles out and back

Larkin State Park Trail

Larkin State Park Trail

June, 2023 by whitney495

Great trail, most of it in the forest. A few areas of deep sand and a few mud bogs to go thru, but that's what makes it fun! I will be going back to this one.

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