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

Open Now

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

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 I make a point to visit The High Line whenever I am in Manhattan. Now that it extends all the way to the Javits Center it is even easier to get out at Penn Station and walk the entire High Line. Pay special attention to the Anti-Trump house and large painting of David Bowie along the line. Also remember that there are nice and clean Public Restrooms along the High Line. If you are visiting New York please add this to your list of places to see.

Brett Matzke - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating This is a great place to visit during the summer time! It’s so beautiful and crafty. The whole idea of recycling a train station to create this beautiful work of art for the public is truly inspiring. It’s a long walk but there are soo many sights to see on the way. Very aesthetically pleasing. You can enjoy this any day of the week :)

Fatima Yamin - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating The high line is beautiful! It gets really crowded on weekends but it’s still worth checking out, if that’s the only time you can. Weeknights are more chill though. There are some cool art pieces scattered throughout, and a few ‘scenic outlook’ type areas with nice views of the city.

Alyssa Jones - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Found this gem of a place and we loved it!!! The architect and the vibe is just amazing. We were able to walk the whole line and it was just a great experience. It’s kept very clean and the surrounding city as always is great. Recommend.

yesi1418 - 26 days ago

5 Star Rating Walking on the high line is one of the best things to do in the city. It’s a great reminder that changing your perspective changes everything. I love to go in the evening to see the buildings and trees all lit up. It’s beautiful all times of year. Try to go at off times to avoid the crowds. This park is a beautiful gift to the city and hopefully an inspiration to urban planners everywhere.

Betsy Morgan - 1 month ago

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Enjoy this original song and picture show dedicated to the High Line in NYC

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