Long Path

Long Path

Long Distance Trails

Discovering the Long Path: Slide Mountain - Photo: Steve Aaron Discovering the Long Path: Slide Mountain - Photo: Steve Aaron
42.04729, -74.396992

The Long Path is an historic hiking trail that runs more than 350 miles from New York City to the Capital Region near Albany, New York.

The Long Path begins on 175th Street in New York City and stretches over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey’s Palisades Interstate Park. From there the aqua-blazed trail weaves north along the Hudson for more than 350 miles through forests, up over mountain ridges and into the Catskills, passed farms and meadows to the final blaze at John Boyd Thacher State Park outside of Albany, New...

  • The Long Path is marked with 2" x 4" turquoise paint blazes. Significant locations are marked with circular Long Path turquoise marker discs. (See below.)

  • The exceptions to this marking exist in Catskill Park and on the Wurtsboro Ridge DEC parcels near Wurtsboro on the Shawangunk Ridge. In these areas, the Long Path follows existing Forest Preserve trails marked...

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