The Best Running Routes In NYC
Hudson River Greenway is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

1. Hudson River Greenway

8.6
West Side Highway (Dyckman to Battery Park), New York, NY
Hiking Trail · West Village · 63 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: A mostly flat and car-free 6.4 mile run from Battery Park City to the Boat Basin will take you up the Hudson River Greenway, offering up a spectacular view of the river. Read more.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

2. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

9.6
Columbia Heights (btwn Remsen & Orange St), Brooklyn, NY
Scenic Lookout · Brooklyn Heights · 222 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a beautiful place to run, but it's only a few blocks long—this is great if you're a new runner and just want to stretch your legs for a minute. Read more.

Astoria Park Track is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

3. Astoria Park Track

9.0
Astoria Pk S, Astoria, NY
Track · 23 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: There is a great running track inside the park, which is good news for anyone whose knees have had enough of gravel and pavement over the years. Read more.

Staten Island Greenbelt is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

4. Staten Island Greenbelt

Staten Island, NY
Park · Willowbrook · 1 tip

GothamistGothamist: The Greenbelt is the city's second biggest collection of public parks, with trails, wetlands and wooded areas covering 2,800 acres in the center of the borough Read more.

5. The Lake

Central Park (btwn 71st & 78th St), New York, NY
Lake · Central Park · 63 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: If you get here early in the morning or later in the evening, you can coast in 1.58 mile circles as much as you please, but do note that tourists like to swarm here. Read more.

East River Greenway &  Bike Path (FDR Drive - Midtown to Yorkville) is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

6. East River Greenway & Bike Path (FDR Drive - Midtown to Yorkville)

7.7
23rd Street to 116th Street (East River / FDR Drive), New York, NY
Bike Trail · Upper East Side · 3 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The northern section of this 9.44 mile stretch runs mostly along the FDR, which isn't great for quiet contemplation, but does offer views of the water. Read more.

Prospect Park is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

7. Prospect Park

9.6
Prospect Park W/SW (Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Prospect Park · 310 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: rospect Park run's a tad shorter—3.35 miles around the main loop, as compared with 5.2 or 6.1 miles around Central—there are fewer cars, bikes and people to get in your way here. Read more.

Bronx Park is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

8. Bronx Park

7.8
Dr Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd, Bronx, NY
Park · Bronx Park · 11 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: This 718-acre park, located along thee Bronx River is home to the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden, and it's got quite a few runner and bike paths, too. Read more.

Socrates Sculpture Park is one of The Best Running Routes In NYC.

9. Socrates Sculpture Park

8.3
3205 Vernon Blvd (at Broadway), Astoria, NY
Sculpture Garden · Astoria · 80 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Brooklyn Museum, run down Washington, on to Flushing, Kent, Franklin, Pulaski, 49th, through Gantry, Vernon Boulevard, Socrates. It's a good long run (about 8.5 miles) with a lot of variety. Read more.