ElevationAscent: 174' 53 m
Descent: -172' -52 m
High: 216' 66 m
Low: 76' 23 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
Popular runs nearby
Prospect Park Trail Loop
4.8 mi 7.8 km • Loop • 181 ft Ascent 55.08 m Ascent
Dyckman Hill/Carpenter's Grove Loop
3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 365 ft Ascent 111.3 m Ascent
Cold Spring Harbor State Park Out-and-Back
4.2 mi 6.8 km • Out and Back • 571 ft Ascent 174.03 m Ascent
Peanut Leap Cascade
2.7 mi 4.4 km • Out and Back • 491 ft Ascent 149.6 m Ascent
Peanut Leap Cascade into Giant Stairs
4.2 mi 6.8 km • Point to Point • 764 ft Ascent 232.89 m Ascent
3.2 mi 5.1 km • Loop • 575 ft Ascent 175.11 m Ascent
“A nice short running trail in the middle of Queens.”— Annmarie Persaud
Features Birding · Fall Colors
Just after the pond is a pine forest; it smells so good in the warmer months and there are lots of rabbits. The north side of the trail has two hawks living in the area. When the trail does widen, you should expect to see people with dogs, most are leashed.
There are quite a few trees down due to storms, but the Parks Department has cut paths through most of them or built steps to get over them. You even go under some of them, which are secured and clearly marked with the metal trail marker.
Overall, this is a great beginner trail for all to enjoy.
Flora & Fauna
There are oak-hickory forests, white oak trees, red maple-hardwood swamps in the kettle ponds (which there are four), American beech trees, red oak trees and tulip trees. Alley Pond Park has a tulip tree that is approximately 350 years old.
Land Manager: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation