KINGS PARK HIKE & BIKE TRAIL:

KINGS PARK, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:       Dec 07, 2021

Length:                 Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail; 1.6 miles

                              Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail Loop; 3 mile Loop

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 head right. Come to Route 25A (Main St) and turn right. After 0.3 miles turn left into the parking lot. The trail starts from the eastern end of the parking lot off main St.

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 parking lot; A Map Board is located here. The paved Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail heads north 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. You come to Kings Park Soccer Field (which is part of Nissequogue River State Park). Continue straight between the park and St Johnland Rd. This takes you out to Kings Park Blvd and St Johnland Rd at 1.6 miles and the end of the trail. 

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

Note; You can Loop back to Kings Park by heading right on-road up Kings Park Blvd (low volume traffic). Pass by a parking lot. Kings Park Blvd turns left as you travel 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 2.4 miles. Turn right and you'll return to the Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail. Head left along the trail and return to Kings Park for a 3 mile Loop.

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