Metro Regional Trails Program

About the Programs

The trails in New York City provide hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, and other nature lovers with amazing outdoor opportunities. The maintenance and construction of these trails are supported by over 250 on-trail volunteers. This stewardship and ever-improving access to the more than 7,300 acres of open space are supported under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks and in partnership with the Natural Areas Conservancy.

The Trail Conference now maintains 120+ miles of trails in the five boroughs of New York City!

Key Initiatives

Build and Maintain Trails

Super Stewards

Part of NYC Parks’ Super Steward programTrail Maintainers go through advanced training to become a permitted volunteer. They must first attend a public stewardship event, then complete an introductory workshop, followed by a hands-on workshop in the field. Finally, budding Super Steward Trail Maintainers identify and complete their own trail project. 


Read about the introduction of the Metro region in 2019.

Get Involved

There are a number of opportunities available for volunteers of all skill levels:
  • Join one of our Trail Crews building and restoring trails throughout the season.
  • Find on and off-trail Volunteer opportunities
  • Email [email protected] for upcoming events and to learn more about all the ways you can get involved in building, maintaining, and protecting NYC trails.

Explore Trails in New York City

Support Initiatives in the Metro Region

If you love the trails in New York City, support the Trail Conference's mission and work by making a donation today

Connect With Us

Report Trail Problems. Be sure to include the trail and Metro region