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How Long Does It Take to Walk the High Line?

Updated: November 10, 2023

In this post, we answer two questions: how long is the High Line and how long does it take to walk its entire length?

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)

If you walk from one end to the other, expect to spend 30 minutes, unless you are visiting at busier times.

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 ($2.99/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 innovative and beautiful 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

From April 1st to 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.

Before you read our top ten, consider listening to an episode of our NYC Travel Tips podcast that covers the High Line.

This podcast offers bite-sized audio clips with tips on how to plan your trip to NYC. You can get our podcast wherever you get your podcasts.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: November 10th, 2023
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