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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Hiking Trails

NameLocationPark NameLength
Salt Marsh Nature TrailEnter behind the Salt Marsh Nature Center, located near the intersection of East 33rd Street and Avenue U.Marine Park0.8 miles
DifficultyOther DetailsAccessibleLimited Access
The first half of this mile-long trail follows the shore of Gerritsen Beach, which empties into Jamaica Bay. The trail’s second leg winds through a prairie of tall grass, where you can sometimes spot cottontail rabbits and ring-necked pheasants. Check out our Marine Park Trails page for a map and directions to scenic locations, and comfort stations and maps are also available inside the Salt Marsh Nature Center.Accessible
NameLocationPark NameLength
Canarsie Park Hiking TrailCheck out our Canarsie Trails page for a map featuring entrances and directions to scenic locations.Canarsie Park0.5 miles
DifficultyOther DetailsAccessibleLimited Access
EasyThe Canarsie blue loop trail is just over half a mile long and circles the wetland area at the eastern side of Canarsie Park.
NameLocationPark NameLength
Paerdegat Basin Hiking TrailsCheck out our Paerdegat Basin Trails page for a map featuring entrances and directions to scenic locations.Paerdegat Basin Park
DifficultyOther DetailsAccessibleLimited Access
Moderate
NameLocationPark NameLength
Bayswater Park Hiking TrailsCheck out our Bayswater Trails page for a map featuring entrances and directions to scenic locations.Bayswater Park0.25 miles
DifficultyOther DetailsAccessibleLimited Access
ModerateFrom the playground of Bayswater Park, follow the painted signs on the ground into the fields. Where the Sidewalk ends, across the field a large wooden post marks the beginning of the trail.

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