Central Park loop -- Manhattan

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Miles

 
Mark

 
Turn

This Leg

 
Description

Access to loop 

 

from Central Park West and 72nd Street, in Manhattan

 

 

East

0.1

72nd St extension into Central Park

 

 

R

0.1

72nd St extension in Central Park

 

 

R

 

Enter loop road -- yield to traffic already on the loop road

Start

 

 

 

intersection of the main loop road with the 72nd St extension into Central Park from the West side

0.0

 

South

0.5

Central Park loop road -- South-bound

0.5

 

curve L - East

0.2

continue on loop road -- East-bound (exit to R goes to Columbus Circle and 59th St)

0.7

 

curve L - North

0.7

continue on loop road -- North-bound (entrance from R is from 6th Avenue)

1.3

 

 

 

pass by entrance from Right (from 5th Avenue and 72nd St)

1.4

 

BR - North

2.5

continue North on main loop road (road to L goes to West side of park and 72nd St)

1.5

 

site

 

Loeb boat house

1.9

 

site

 

obelisk (on L) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (on R)

3.1

 

 

 

pass by road to Right (goes to 102nd St)

   

curve L

  loop road starts down a curvy hill
   

curve R

  Careful: this curve gets tighter -- reach bottom of hill
   

curve L - West

   

3.8

 

 

 

pass by exit to Right (goes to Central Park North, 110th St)

3.8

 

up hill

  start climbing the biggest steepest hill on the loop -- the "Great Hill"

3.9

 

curve L - South

1.9

in the midst of climb, pass by entrance from Right (from Cathedral Parkway, 110th St and Frederick Douglas Ave) --  finish the climb, a downhill, then several more ups and downs -- then a long downhill

5.7

 

 

 

pass by entrance from Right (from 77th St)

5.8

to Exit from loop, 
to West 72nd St

 

 

BR to leave the main loop road to go out to 72nd St. This comes on a flat section after the long downhill. You may see "The Lake" to the L side. (If you reach a sort of T intersection, you've gone too far -- turn R). After you get off the loop, go 0.1Mi, then BR 0.1Mi until you reach Central Park West at 72nd St.

 

to Continue on the loop road

 

To continue on the loop road, follow the road segments below

5.8

 

Straight - South

0.2

pass by exit to Right (which goes to 72nd St)

6.0

merge

Straight - South

0.1

merge with East-West cross road coming from Left -- watch for traffic. Right-of-way may be unclear.  Continue South-bound on loop road.

6.1

 

Finish
one lap

 

You are back at the intersection of the main loop road with the 72nd St east-west cross road.

 

 

BL - South

 

To continue on loop road, Bear Left -- South-bound (entrance from R is from 72nd St).  For directions for the segments which follow, look up at near the top of the sheet for "Loop Begins".

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