Fort Tryon Park

Park Overview:

Scenic park in northern Manhattan with beautiful views and a dense network of paths around some unique attractions.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:8 miles
Park Acreage:66 acres
New York City/New York/NY
Park Description:

A gift to the city by John D. Rockefeller in 1917, Fort Tryon Park has beautiful views across the Hudson to the Palisades in New Jersey, which were bought by John D Rockefeller to preserve the quality of the view from Fort Tryon. The park is home to The Cloisters, a reconstructed medieval monastery housing medieval art from The Metropolitan Museum. There are miles of paths, a large dog run, playgrounds, a beautiful garden and a lovely restaurant.

Trails Overview:

The park fits a surprising number of trail miles into a small acreage. Most of the trails are paved, but many are steep since the park slopes from close to the river to one of the highest points on the island.


Accessible from Broadway between 192nd and Dyckman Streets, several city buses, and the A line of the subway. There is also an exit for the park off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Contact Information:New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Region:New York City