Central Park offers a variety of loops and trails for runners of all levels. Try out the world-famous Reservoir running track, which spans 1.58 miles and offers some of the best views of New York City. Another popular route is the loop, which totals 6.1 miles, and the bridle path, which offers a soft, dirt surface throughout the Park.

Important Details

Reservoir running track: For your safety and for the safety of others, please run only in a counterclockwise direction around the track. Dogs, strollers, and bikes are not allowed on the track at any time.

Bridle path: Dogs must be on-leash at all times.


Shuman Running Track

Recreation & Cultural Facilities

Stephanie and Fred Shuman Running Track

Mid-Park at 85th-96th Streets

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Helpful Resources

Before hitting the pavement, be sure to view our guide to running in the Park.

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