Wolfe’s Pond Park Trail is in the 341-acre Wolfe’s Pond Park on the south shore of Staten Island along the Raritan Bay in New York. This 4.3-mile trail is color coded for difficulty level. Green is for the easy section, blue for intermediate, and black for the more difficult part where it can be really rugged due to steeper terrain and lots of rocks and logs to climb over. All along the trails, you will likely see plenty of wildlife like deer, foxes, squirrels, and lots of geese. You will need to bring plastic baggies to pick up after your canine kid, water to share, and be sure to keep a leash on them while on these trails.
Starting at the restrooms at the south end of Wolfe’s Pond Park on Cornelia Avenue, follow the green trail north about a mile along the creek to Hylan Boulevard and across to the north section of the park, which takes you by the other part of the Wolfe’s Pond and around a 1.8-mile loop through the thick woods and around a large meadow. On the second part of this loop, you have the option to veer to the right and take a small side trail, which is a blue trail that loops back onto the green trail.
Continue along the loop back to the original green trail and back across Hylan Boulevard and back to the southern section of the park. There are two more blue trails that lead off this section of the green trail. The first one is about 0.7 and goes along the eastern side of the pond and loops back to the green trail. The other is about .0.5 miles that will take you past Cornelia Avenue into another section of the park. One section of this blue trail takes you to the black trail section, which is only 0.4 miles but includes some steep climbs over rocks and logs.
The short, but difficult black trail section takes you right back to the beginning of the green trail and to the trailhead at the restrooms. A bonus at Wolfe's Pond Park is the dog section which is fenced and has a space for your poochies to run free with other pups leashless. There is a view of the beach and the ocean, as well as access to water here. After your hike, let Fido run off the rest of that energy before you head home!