How Long Does It Take to Walk the High Line?

In this post, we answer two questions, how long is the High Line and how long does it take to walk its entire length. Visit our master post for more tips on how to experience the High Line as well as guided tours of this elevated park.

Walking the High Line is #3 on our top 10 free things to do in NYC.  




The High Line is approximately 1.45 miles in length (or roughly 2.3 km) from its southernmost entrance at 14th Street to its northernmost entrance at 33rd Street at Hudson Yards. 


How Long is the High Line



How long it takes to walk the High Line from end to end depends on two factors, how you want to experience the park and when you decide to go. The suggested times below assume you are not going when peak crowds can be expected. We provide some insight below.

Quick Walk – 30 Minutes

In the video below, it takes the camera 30 minutes to go the entire length of the High Line. 



Casual Stroll 30-60 Minutes 

For those who want to stroll casually while taking photos and admiring the view, give yourself an additional 30 minutes to complete the entire length.

Using Our Audio Tour 60-75 Minutes

We offer a GPS-enabled audio tour of the High Line ($1.99/download). It has 22 stops. If you listen to all of the audio and make time for some photos, it will likely take you 60-75 minutes.

Listen to an audio sample


Join One of Our Guided Tours 2 Hours

Let one of our expert guides show you the ins and outs of this great park. In two hours, you will come to better understand this great urban project.

Crowds Matter

Again, these suggested times are assuming that you are going at off-peak times, which are usually anytime during a weekday.


When to visit the High Line


Or before 12:00 pm or after 6:00 pm (18:00) on weekends. 


Weekends on the High Line


And from April 1st till November 30, the High Line is open till 10 pm (22:00). From June through September, it is open until 11 pm (23:00), making the High Line one of the best free things to do at night in NYC.