New York City High Line Park Walking Tour

This New York walking tour will take you through three of Manhattan's historic neighbourhoods along a unique park created on a decommissioned elevated rail bed.

Overlooking some of Manhattan's architecture from High Line Park view point
Overlooking some of Manhattan's architecture from High Line Park view point cc licensed photo by David Berkowitz

High Line Park is a New York marvel that never would have become a reality if it wasn't for the vision of two men followed by the, hard work, dedication and financial support of many more supporters. This old and crumbling elevated railway line was previously considered an eyesore that had to go, and indeed a portion of the line was demolished years before. Today the High Line is an amazing people space, having been transformed into a beautiful elevated walkway/park with landscaping and vegetation that retains many of the wild plants and flowers that had naturally overtaken the abandoned rail line.

Your walking tour of the High Line will present you with some unique views of the western Manhattan. As you walk along the High Line you will feel a sense of connection to the busy activity in the streets below and at the same time a sense of peaceful separation from the same.

The High Line passes through three Manhattan Neighbourhoods: The Meatpacking District, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen. While these neighbourhoods have an industrial heritage, they gradually transistioned to new uses including residential, restaurants, bars, studios and boutiques. Your walking tour through High Line Park will offer you some great vantage points from which to view and photograph these New York neighbourhoods. It also provides some awesome views of the Hudson River. There are benches for relaxing or enjoying a short break along the way.

Since opening in June of 2009, High Line Park has been an instant success and is very popular with both locals and tourists. We highly recommend it to all of our readers.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

High Line Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Address: New York, NY 10011, USA

Phone: (212) 500-6035

Official Website: High Line Park

High Line Park Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The High Line is an interesting urban walking trail, there are many different things to see and explore. I liked that there were rest stops with plenty of seating along the way. Each section was unique and a surprise, one section had vendors and a small street market. The various art along the way was a nice surprise. It was a nice way to escape the busyness of the city.
Cuong Lieu - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The High Line in New York City offers a unique and immersive urban experience that stands out even in a city known for its incredible parks and public spaces. This elevated linear park, built on a historic freight rail line, has been transformed into an urban oasis that weaves through the bustling streets of Manhattan's West Side. From the moment you ascend the staircases to the High Line, you're greeted by a fusion of nature, art, and design. The park's layout harmoniously integrates the industrial elements of the original railway with lush plantings, contemporary art installations, and panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River. As you stroll along the High Line, there's a palpable sense of calm that contrasts with the energetic pulse of the city below. The landscaping is thoughtfully curated, with a mix of wildflowers, grasses, and trees that change with the seasons, providing a haven for birds and insects and a splash of color against the urban backdrop. The park is also a cultural hub, offering a variety of public programs and art installations that provoke thought and conversation. The integration of art with nature invites visitors to reflect on the relationship between urban spaces and the environment. Seating areas and viewing platforms are strategically placed to take advantage of the vistas, making it a perfect spot to relax and people-watch. The High Line also features food vendors offering a selection of treats and refreshments, adding to the overall enjoyment of the experience. Accessibility is a key feature of the High Line, with multiple entry points and elevator access ensuring that everyone can enjoy what the park has to offer. It's not just a walk in the park; it's an embodiment of New York City's spirit of innovation and its commitment to urban renewal and public space. In essence, the High Line is more than just a park; it's a testament to the power of community vision and the potential for urban transformation. It's a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a unique perspective on the city and a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Raziuddin Farooqi - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful walk surrounded by amazing buildings and variety of flowers and plants. Our walk came just after our visit to The edge due to the proximity. Enjoyable and towards they have few benches where you can sit and enjoy the view
Nada Hechema - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Great place specially during summer to take a walk, hang out with friends and family. There is lots of free and spacious seating, different flora labelled throughout the whole park, some artistic installations, restrooms and water filling stations too. Love the accessibility. There is dedicated space right across little island with food stalls and art sellers. Can easily spend two hours. Starbucks roastery is walking distance too so maybe roam around before/after!
Riya Jhala - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The High Line is a unique and beautiful park that offers stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. It is a great place to enjoy nature, art, and design in the heart of the city. I loved walking along the elevated rail trail and exploring the different gardens and artworks. The High Line is a must-see for anyone visiting New York!
Steven Smit - a month ago

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Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
A, C, E, 1, 2, or 314th Street9 minutes
L8th Avenue5 minutes
A, C, E, 1, 2, or 334th Street10 to 14 minutes

How to get to High Line Park by Subway

To begin your tour at the south end of High Line Park (Gansevoort Street entrance) Take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 Train to 14th Street or the L Train to 8th Avenue and make your way west to the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Street

To begin your walking tour at the north end of the Park Take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 Train to 34th Street and walk west along 34th Street to the entrance.

The High Line is accessible from Gansevoort Street, 14th Street (elevator access), 16th Street (elevator access), 18th Street, 20th Street, 23rd Street (elevator access coming soon), 26th Street, 28th Street, 30th Street, (elevator access).

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