The Ramble Tour

Enjoy a respite from city life with a hike through Central Park’s serene Ramble, a 36-acre woodland landscape featuring cascades and tree-covered paths.

Coined the "wild garden" by Central Park co-designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers tranquility to those who meander along its winding trails and discovery for those who uncover its hidden forest gardens. Designed as an idyllic sanctuary for urban explorers, the Ramble honors Olmsted’s desire to provide an escape from the noise and congestion of city life. Join Conservancy guides as they lead you through this iconic woodland’s maze of paths, streams, and arches, all under a canopy of trees—a rare and welcome opportunity to leave behind the “city that never sleeps.”

Recommended for those interested in an active and off-the-beaten track experience, wildlife, and/or conservation.


Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy programs follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City.

At this time, the Conservancy does not require visitors to wear masks during the tour. However, all participants should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell.

Contact [email protected] if you need to request a raincheck for a future program due to illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Read about tour policies related to COVID-19, inclement weather, and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Places You'll Visit on This Tour