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The Highline - Hidden Treasures of Industrial NYC

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Highline to Hudson: Rooftop Riddles & Industrial Revelations in NYC

Start Location

10th Avenue High Line Access Staircase
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1.5-2 Hours



Finish Location

Chelsea Market - 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, United States

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Explore NYC from above the rooftops. Discover NYC's Industrial past from a new perspective on The Highline


Discover the famous graffiti that was part of the scene in 90's NYC, and marvel at the stunning gothic-style buildings.


A flexible option: use the web app at any time and compare your stats against other teams!


Meander around the cobbled streets of The Meatpacking District and pass by The Whitney Museum


Adventure Details


1.5-2 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)

Number of Clues

11 Cryptic Cues

Start Times

You can start the trail at anytime

Difficulty Level



You can either decide to go about things leisurely or try to post a good time on our leader board. After each clue we provide you with the story and facts.


Answer Correctly 25 Points, Use a hint -10 Points, Use a Reveal -20 Points (and the map will direct you to next clue in case you got lost).

Top tips

Make sure your phone has enough phone battery or you can add other peoples numbers at checkout to also receive the clues. Bring along a pen and paper, it can help when solving some of the anagram clues.

Leaderboards View table

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the vibrant heart of New York City! This scavenger hunt is designed to take you on a fascinating adventure through the remnants of the city’s industrial past, all while exploring the unique and diverse neighborhoods that have sprung up around it.

Starting on the iconic Highline, you’ll catch breathtaking views across the city and the Hudson River from the tops of buildings. As you wander along this elevated park, you’ll learn about the history and the people and businesses that have made it their home.

You’ll also discover the famous graffiti that was part of the scene in 90’s NYC, and marvel at the stunning gothic-style building that’s modeled on Oxford University.

And as you pass by The Whitney Museum, home to more than 20,000 works of art, you’ll gain insights into the city’s rich cultural history.

Next, meander around the cobbled streets of the meatpacking district, passing some of the finest restaurants in this busy and now trendy area. Along the way, you’ll discover where the Oreo cookie was first invented and learn about the businesses that made this area of NYC what it is today.

You will score points along the way for any clues you answer correctly and you can play as part of a team or against others.

It’s the new fun way to explore NYC! So why wait? Book this adventure today and discover the magic of New York City’s industrial past.

This adventure has 11 clues with an optional rest break after clue 8. Budget around 1.5 – 2 hours.

How It Works?

Choose a Trail & Checkout

Choose from our selection of trails in the city you love. Add your team details on the checkout page.

You’ve Got Mail

Each team captain receives the trail instructions and unique play links for all players. Team captains then forward this email to the other team members.


Head to the start location and click play to start your adventure. It’s quick and easy with no downloads required.


Have fun as you solve clues and discover the best parts of the city!

The Gameplay

1Use Hints

When clues get a little tricky use a hint. Watch out though as points will be deducted for each hint used.

2Solve Clues

Think like as a wizard as you and your team try to solve the cryptic clues.

3Score points

Score points with each successful answer and challenge for the top spot on the leaderboard! See the live score and time of all teams you play against in the «head 2 head feature».

4Explore & Learn

Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you explore the least walked paths and learn the incredible backstories. Cool images and Videos thrown in to add to the fun experience.


What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

Super way to explore NYC on foot and on your own schedule. Got to learn an interesting history of the city.

Ryan Real Ryan

Great! fun scavenger hunt , love the points element and leaderboards

Shaz Sharon

A well designed trail through the heart of NYC, a fun afternoon out with friends!

Azreen Az Aces.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I book?

    1. Select the add to cart button at the right of page. 2. Fill in your details on the checkout page. 3. Click place order and enter your payment details. Voila!

  • How long is the play link valid for?

    The trail link is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase.

  • How do I start the trail?

    We send the team captain an email. This includes you and your team members unique play links along with instructions. Make sure to forward the email to all team members. Click on the link and the game opens in your browser immediately. No downloads required.

  • Can I book and play the same day?

    You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race! You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race!

  • Can we take part as separate teams?

    Yes, this is one of the best ways to enjoy Adventure Clues and challenge your friends. Select add another team at checkout. To best enjoy we recommend a maximum of four players per team and that you stagger your start time by 5-10 minutes so you don’t overlap. Of course, you can organise to all meet up halfway at the rest break location for a drink.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    Bring along a pen and paper as it can be useful to solve some of the anagram clues. We also recommend you bring some water on hot days.

  • Does receiving the clues cost money?

    It won’t cost you any more than it normally does to use your mobile phone data 🙂

  • Can you play on two phones?

    Yes, you will need to add an additional team at checkout with their team name and mobile number.

  • What if the app isn’t working?

    Just in case, you can give us a call or send us an email to

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