Inwood Hill Park

Park Overview:

Northern Manhattan park at the junction of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, and with a unique history.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:196 acres
New York City/New York/NY
Park Description:

Inwood Hill Park has historic attractions that go back further than any other Manhattan park. Here are rock shelters that were occupied by Native Americans of the Lenape tribe through the 17thcentury. A trail goes up to the shelters. Artifacts found in the shelters are in the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan. The park is also the disputed site of the real estate transaction for ownership of Manhattan Island that took place in 1626.

Natural attractions include the last salt marsh and natural forest in Manhattan, and views across the Hudson to NJ and across the Harlem River to the Bronx. More recent developments include typical park amenities such as ball fields and playgrounds.

Trails Overview:

The park contains paved paths and more rugged informal trails. Some trails are steep with ascents of a rocky outcrop, others are at river-level. Cycling is allowed on most paved paths.


The park is in the northwest corner of Manhattan Island. The southern border is at Dyckman Street. To access by subway, take the A train the 207th St. stop, or the No.1 train to the 215th stop. By car, take the Dyckman Street exit off the Henry Hudson Parkway.        

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