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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.

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Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the following sections of the beach are closed due to erosion: Beach 91st Street to Beach 95th Street and from Beach 98th Street to Beach 102nd Street. Other areas of the beach are open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms.

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