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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.

 

Greenbelt Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Become a member; support and donate. We thank you.

Our website is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Staten Island Foundation.

Trails, Hiking, Trail Running

If you have been looking for an exhilarating experience in a traffic-free environment, then consider walking or running along the Greenbelt’s legendary trail system.   More than thirty-five miles of marked, rugged trails of varying ease/difficulty await you.  You’ll be joining the legions of local runners, walkers and track team members who have made Greenbelt trails part of their training regiment for decades.

If you are completely new to trail running (and even if you’re not), take a friend with you, ideally a friend who has been on the trails before. Study the Greenbelt trail map and its elevation lines, and review 5 Tips for Safe Trail Running.  Start out on the most level trails you can find.  A tip for trail-running is to use shorter strides and a quicker step, which improves your ability to react to a hazard such as exposed tree roots or uneven terrain.  Trail running shoes, which offer greater ankle support and traction, are recommended.

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Greenbelt Trail Races:
Join us to meet and compete with other members of the local running community. Visit the links below to view trail race information as well as results and photos from past years.

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