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

Official Website: High Line Park

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Category: Parks

Address: 820 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

Phone: (212) 206-9922

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
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5 Star Rating We had heard of the high line being complete and were in the process of heading to the area so we decided to stop and check it out. Being on the old... Read More

Ted G. Oct-13-2019

4 Star Rating I have to say that I was not overly interested in doing this just because I love walking the streets and being able to pop in and out of places or go a... Read More

Sarah C. Oct-15-2019

5 Star Rating One of my favorite places in all of New York. There is a certain peacefulness to The High Line, a mini escape from the city. It's a crazy contrast to the... Read More

Linda N. Oct-11-2019

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

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