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Where Does the High Line Start

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Basically, there is no starting point to the High Line. You can enter the High Line from multiple access points, so the start of the High Line is wherever you choose to enter! 

Think of the High Line like a bookshelf with a bookend on either side. The northern end of the High Line is at 34th St. & 12th Ave.  

Its southern end is at Gansevoort St. & Washington St. near the Whitney Museum of American Art. This is where our guided walks and GPS-audio tours start from.

 

High Line Entry Points

 

As the High Line runs for nearly 20 blocks, there are multiple access points between 14th St. and 34th St.

Ideally, you want to walk the full length of the park and should enter at either the southern or northern end. But even if you can only walk along part of the park it is well worth the time. 


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 show wherever you get your podcasts.


Below is a map and list of all the access points you can use to enter and exit the High Line.


HIGH LINE ENTRY POINTS?

Here is a list of all access points to the High Line. All the access points have stairs. Those that have elevators and ramps are noted.

Click on the map for a larger version.

Map of Access Points to the High Line

 

  • Gansevoort Street and Washington Street (elevator access)
  • 14th Street (elevator access)
  • 16th Street (elevator access)
  • 17th Street (temporary access)
  • 18th Street (under construction)
  • 20th Street
  • 23rd Street (elevator access)
  • 26th Street
  • 28th Street
  • 30th Street (elevator access)
  • 10th Avenue
  • 30th Street and 10th Avenue
  • Crossroads Connection (ramp access)
  • 30th Street and 11th Avenue
  • 34th Street (ramp access) 

WHERE DO HIGH LINE TOURS BEGIN?

If you want to take a tour of the High Line, we offer several pay-what-you-like High Line tours that are two hours long.

Our tours depart from Jackson Square Park at W. 13th St. & 8th Ave. which is a few blocks away from the southern end of the High Line.

 

 

Learn more or reserve your place in our High Line walking tour.

If you prefer to visit the High Line on your own we have a downloadable pdf format self-guided High Line tour.

For a richer experience, check out our GPS Audio Tour narrated by one of our professional tour guides. Listen to a sample.

 
Also, be sure to check out our post on things to do on the High Line. 

 


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About The Author

Courtney

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: October 3rd, 2021
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