Trail View State Park


Park Overview:

The name "Trail View" tells it all -  the park serves as a narrow connector along the north-south Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. 

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:7.4 miles
Park Acreage:400 acres
Web Map:Location with trails displayed
Buy Book:Hiking Long Island - Guide Book

Park Description:

The Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail (white blaze) is a 19.5-mile north-south route from Cold Spring Harbor State Park to Massapequa. In an area of heavy development, this trail is a narrow belt of green space that offers sights of picturesque ponds, morainal ridges, open fields and diverse flora and fauna. 

Trail View is a 7.5-mile linear park serving as a corridor for part of the Greenbelt.

The park was established along a right-of-way originally acquired in the 1960s by the State of New York for the proposed northern extension of the Bethpage State Parkway that would have connected Bethpage State Park to Caumsett State Historic Park. Ultimately, to the benefit of hikers, bikers and others enjoying the outdoors, the parkway was never built, and in the summer of 2002 the property was dedicated as a state park. 

The park is within the Coastal Plain physiographic province, which is characterized as undulating and rolling topography. In general, the elevation ranges from 140 to 260 feet above sea level. The area is generally flat in the south, with more hilly areas in the north. The area consists of stands of oak and oak-pine forest, shrub lands, and successional old-field. In many areas, a hedge of more mature trees bound the edge of the parkland. 

  • Trail View's Northern Section (NY-Rt 25 / Jericho Turnpike north to Lawrence Hill Rd.), is overseen by Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, and can be contacted by calling (631) 423-1770.
  • Trail View's Southern Section (NY-Rt 25 / Jericho Turnpike south to Haypath Rd.) is overseen by Bethpage State Park, and can be contacted by calling (516) 249-0701.


Trails Overview:

There are separate bike paths (blue blaze), hiking trails (white), and a multiple use trail. Use Web Map link which can be adjusted to view the blazed trail network north and south from Jericho Turnpike, including work-arounds where major highways intersect the greenway.

Click for a detailed description of a 15-mile hike along the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail, including the segment in Trail View State Park.


From the New York City area take I-495 E to exit 44N, merge onto NY-135 N toward Syosset.  In 0.9 mile take exit 14E for NY-25 E toward Woodbury.  In 0.3 mile merge onto Jericho Turnpike, destination on left in one mile – near Stop & Shop grocery store.  Webmap search “8205 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797”

Use Web Map link above for driving/hiking map.

GPS Coordinates: 40.81558, -73.47083




Contact Information:NYS Parks
Region:Long Island