Multi-use Perimeter Trail

The multipurpose trail is more of a path with a width much wider than the Greenbelt’s wooded trails.  The mostly flat 2.6 mile trails is covered with crushed gravel and ….comprised mostly of gravel dust and screenings, extends westward from Rockland Avenue along Forest Hill Road to Richmond Avenue. We refer to it as a […]

Hiking and Running Trails

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

Each trail crosses different terrain and offers a unique experience. In drier zones, red and black oaks, tulip, beech and hickory trees are common. Moister soils support red maples, white swamp oak and willow trees. Because of Staten Island’s temperate climate, some traditionally “southern” species – such as persimmon and sweet gum – thrive along the trails.