KINGS PARK HIKE & BIKE TRAIL:

KINGS PARK, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:       June 15, 2014

Length:                 Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail; 1.5 miles

                              Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail Loop; 3.1 miles

Difficulty:             Moderate. Paved trail with one long hill. 

Directions:     

To Start from Kings Park; From I-495 take exit 53 to the Sagtikos Pkwy heading north. Continue north along the Sunken meadow Pkwy. Take exit SM4E to Route 11 and follow to Route 25A (Main St). Turn right and travel 0.3 miles to the parking lot on your left.

The Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail follows the old Kings Park Long Island RR spur from Kings Park to Nissequogue River State Park .

Starting from Kings Park; A map board is located here. The paved Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail heads past the ball field and quickly comes to an intersection.

Note; Left brings you out to Old Dock Rd.

Continue right along the open trail alongside Kings Park Blvd, crossing Flynn Road at 0.5 miles. Here the trail enters woodland as it parallels Old Dock Rd heading downhill. It levels off at 1 mile, crosses old Orchard Rd and turns towards the old hospital before entering the woods. After 1.5 miles you come to a park road just off St Johnland Rd. This is the end of the trail. However, you can loop back by heading right on-road (park access road) and circling around the soccer field which is part of Nissequogue River State Park. This returns you to St Johnland Rd at 1.8 miles. Porto-Potty located here. Head right on-road just a short distance to Kings Park Blvd.

Note; Across the road is the main entrance to Nissequogue River State Park .

Turn right and travel on-road along Kings Park Blvd (low volume traffic). This takes you through the open grounds of the old Kings Park Psychiatric Center which was a former state-run psychiatric hospital. It operated from 1885 until 1996, when the State of New York closed the facility. At one time there were over 100 buildings on the grounds. In front of you is the old Building 93, a 13-story neoclassic building constructed in 1939 and used for patient housing. Past this building you head up a slight hill. Be sure to admire the grand old Copper Beach trees and old abandoned buildings along the Blvd. The Blvd splits around an island that used to hold the flag pole and comes to Flynn Road at 2.6 miles. Turn right and you'll return to the Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail. Head right along the trail and return to Kings Park for a 3.1 mile loop.

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