Northern Central Park

Discover a different NYC

Beautiful landscapes and views

Small group sizes!

Come explore a part of Central Park you never knew existed!

Join our team on a guided hike past waterfalls, formal gardens, and immaculate views of NYC. Dress properly! You will be amazed at how much the terrain changes in this part of the park.


All tours are guaranteed 8 guests or less

Explore “rugged wilderness” in the heart of the city

Discover the varying landscape design with each new section of the park

Experience incredible views of the NYC skyline

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Trip Details



Tours require a minimum of 2 guests to open, and then single travelers can join. If you are a single traveler, and are having trouble booking, please email or call.

Departure time

5 PM. This tour is an evening hike to avoid the heat of midday.

Meeting point

Central Park West & 96th Street, Upon your reservation, you will receive a confirmation with exact details, maps, and best mode of transportation to get to your meeting point


Seven days a week, rain or shine


Approximately 90 minutes

Group size

All tours are semi-private with 8 people or less

Participation requirements

This tour has moderate hiking and multiple elevation changes. We will be walking and hiking for the full 90 minutes. We recommend sneakers, hiking boots, or hiking sandals. Because of the nature of the terrain, it is not recommended for our wheelchair guests.


2 miles

Overview of the tour

How would you like to journey to a forested mountain landscape with idyllic cascades, rustic bridges, and some of the best birdwatching in North America? Or visit a historic lookout used during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812? Or stroll through a lush European formal garden, then marvel at one of the greatest skylines in the world? How would you like to see all of this without leaving the center of Manhattan?

You can, on our Northern Central Park tour!

It was the goal of Central Park’s visionary designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, to create a “rugged wilderness in the heart of the city.” In this 1 ½ hour hike you will explore a part of the park not often visited by tourists. Prepare to be amazed!

This tour involves some moderately hilly paths, so wear comfy shoes. Because of the nature of the terrain, it is not recommended for our wheelchair guests.

Frequently asked questions

This is a moderate hike. Most paths are paved, but the elevation changes will give you a nice workout.

You will break a sweat on this hike. We do not recommend wearing clothes for an evening out on this tour. We are running this as an evening hike to avoid the hottest temperatures during midday.

This is a great guided hike for a family! Just remember we will be moving for the whole 90 minutes, so please make sure all family members can handle this much activity. The pictures will be worth it!

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