The South County Trailway is a 14.1-mile (22.7 km) long trail stretching from Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx to Elmsford, New York. Construction started in the 1990s and was completed in 2011.
This paved trail may be reached from the south, beginning at the parking lot of the Van Cortlandt golf course. Behind the golf course office is a packed dirt trail, formerly the New York and Putnam Railroad, that crosses a small bridge. This trail, which is supposed to be paved in the near future, is in most places about 5–6 ft (1.5–2 m) wide. It continues north for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the border of Yonkers, at which point it leads directly to the southern terminus of the South County trail.
The well paved trail continues north in southern Yonkers in very good condition, crossing to the right bank of Tibbets Brook at Alan B Sheppard Jr Lane which gives street access. It gently climbs above Tibbetts Brook Park for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) and crosses Cross County Parkway and Yonkers Avenue where a stairway on the north side of the Yonkers Gateway Motel provides street access. A gated fence in the motel parking lot also allows at-grade access.
North Yonkers To Elmsford:
North of the Tuckahoe Road underpass, where the Nepperhan railroad station formerly stood, Toussaint Avenue provides another street access. The Trailway continues northwards through Yonkers with street access and parking lot at Farragut Avenue, and through Ardsley
to Route 119 Elmsford. This 7-mile (11 km) section lies mostly between the Saw Mill Parkway and the Saw Mill River