Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York

It's the best place to run in the most popular running place of the world. It's sure one of the best place to run in New York. So one of the most popular places to run in Central Park, and indeed anywhere, is the well-maintained dirt path that circles around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Locals know this “loop” as Bridle Path. It was originally built for horses but is mainly used by walkers and runners. Along with knee-friendly surface and car/bike-free pathway, it offers picturesque lakefront views with Manhattan skyscrapers in the horizon. There are markings labeling every 100 yards and the loop around is 1.6 miles. There are multiple access points from both sides of the park, the most direct being the Engineer’s Gate on East 90th Street. Run counterclockwise and stay on the right side of the pathway.

Surface

Gravel

Elevation

Flat

Max. Lap Length

2.7 km / 1.7 mi

Dogs & Walkers

Low

Runners

High

Other

✅ Parkrun

✅ Night lighting

✅ Kinder space

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