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!
Build and Maintain Trails
- Facilitate ongoing Trail Adoptions and Maintenance along approximately 120+ miles of trail across the 5 boroughs.
- Conduct Trail Crew work trips and Trail University workshops to train volunteers and improve trails in New York City.
Part of NYC Parks’ Super Steward program, Trail 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.
Explore Trails in New York City
- Alley Pond Park
- Bronx Park
- Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
- Forest Park
- Fort Tryon Park
- GreatKills Park
- JamaicaBay Wildlife Refuge
- Inwood Hill Park
- Pelham Bay Park
- Prospect Park
- Riverside Park
- Staten Island Greenbelt
- Van Cortlandt Park
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.