Prospect Park Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 181' 55 m
Descent: -179' -54 m
High: 163' 50 m
Low: 61' 19 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“A great run to explore the Prospect Park trails.”— Miguel Casas
This loop uses as little asphalt as possible and provides a great respite from the summer sun and the winter wind!
The north third of the park has a number of singletrack trails parallel and usually with a partial view to the streets, but inside the forest.
The trails fully inside the park are either asphalt or covered with mulch to be shared by horses (seldom encountered though); they also tend to go up and down hills.
Finally, the lower third of the park is much less lush, and the trails follow the inner part of the South Lake Drive.
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Land Manager: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation