South County Trailway

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Trail Distance: 14 miles
Time Estimate: 5 hr 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Limited
Description

Looking for a new place to walk your doggo? The 14 mile South County Trailway is a pawsome trail with plenty of mileage. Whether your start from the north or from the south, your pooch will love this puptacular path!

The south access point is inside the well known Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Free parking can be found in the park. There are also nearby bus and subway stops, so you and your pup won’t have any trouble getting to the trailhead. The trail begins in the northeastern quadrant of the park and is actually a continuation of the Old Putnam Trail. This is entirely fitting since the rest of the trail follows the old Putnam Division line of the New York Central Railroad.

Follow the trail north as it exits the park and moves towards the Hudson Valley. Almost immediately, you come to Tibbetts Brook Park. If your pal is in the mood for a little detour, take a spin around this green space. The next several miles of the trail run parallel to the Saw Mill River Parkway. As they trot along the paved pathway, your pooch will pass through both residential and commercial areas.

When the trail reaches V. Everit Macy Park, it passes between the Parkway and the New York Thruway. Although there are plenty of trees to enjoy, this section can be a bit noisy from all the traffic. South County Trailway ends in Mt. Pleasant. The trail actually continues, but the name changes to North County Trailway. Parking is available at the Eastview park-and-ride lot that’s just off Neperan Road. Before setting off, make sure you pack plenty of water and clean up bags. And if you aren’t walking the entire trail, arrange for a pick up or shuttle.

Ask your pup- a walk on this trail is time well spent!

Trail Features
Easy Incline, Urban
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This is a pupular commuting trail. Help your doggo yield to cyclists and other traffic.
Address
Van Cortlandt Park Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10471
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Address
Van Cortlandt Park Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10471
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset