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

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Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: New York, NY 10011, USA

Phone: (212) 500-6035

Official Website: High Line Park

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5The High Line Star Rating

5 Star Rating Out of all the beer gardens that I have been too, this one is my all time favorite place. The vibe awesome. The employees are always inviting and great to talk to. It's never too crowded. And most importantly the beer is fantastic.

Imani Deterville - 13 hours ago

5 Star Rating One of my favourite places in New York, always make time for a walk along there when I’m there. It’s amazing to see the buildings spring up each time, especially the Hudson Yards development. This pic was taken early December.

Paul Modley - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating A wonderful place to take a walk on a nice lovely day. There aren't many over hangs so definitely not a place for a rainy day. It is good for photo opportunities for a New York skyline. Wonderful history behind it.

Riley Smith - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Superb walk in the middle of the city. It’s a nice little place for nature, with no cars, it almost feels a little quieter being higher up. It’s well maintained and a good place to bring your significant other. The walk can be quite long if you can handle it but you save a good chunk of time by skipping the crosswalks. A breath of fresh air in the city

Mark Maizonnasse - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Such an intriguing concept, and such a wonderful walk. As my trip was during the winter, it wasn't exactly a green space. Even still, it offered some cool views of the city and just enough distance from Street level to really appreciate it all. Can't wait to see it during the summer.

Devin McLaughlin - 14 days ago

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