SCHEDULE

Join the New York Ramblers hiking club and discover some of the most delightful hiking trails in the greater New York City area. Our weekly hikes (listed down below) are usually:

  •   Sundays (or Saturdays)
  •   about 14-18 miles in 7-8 hours
  •   accessible by public transportation
  •   within 50 miles of NYC

For additional details, go to our About page.

Photo of the New York Ramblers hiking group in Shenandoah National-Park.

For Serious Hikers

You MUST be an experienced hiker in good physical shape, with proper gear, and able to hike at a moderate to fast pace for 7-8 hours. Haven’t hiked with us before? No worries–come along as a guest and see what it’s like.

  1. Find a hike below
  2. Contact the hike leader
    • tell leader about your hiking experience
    • ask about how difficult the hike is
    • find out when and where to meet
  3. Meet us  at the designated place

NYC subways are not as frequent on early Sunday mornings—allow extra time to get to the meeting place.

Hikes are free (thank you volunteer hike leaders!) After coming along on two hikes, send in the application form for membership. (Annual dues are $6 per year, plus $1 initial fee.) Some leaders may limit the number of guests on their hike.

Sorry, but our hikes are not for everyone. We hike at a moderate to fast pace. We hike all day long, often on rugged terrain. We have a lot of experience. If this isn’t you, please consider one of these groups that offer shorter distances and easier hikes:

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Hiking involves certain inherent risks; hikers participating do so at their own risk.

When you participate in activities listed in the Schedule, you should be both physically and mentally prepared and equipped with the appropriate gear. The hike leader is not responsible for your safety, you are. There is no age limit; however, those who bring children must assume full responsibility for their safety and conduct at all times. The hike leader has the authority to turn away anyone who is not adequately prepared. Hikes don’t always finish at the expected time.

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>> Hike Calendar

Sat. Feb. 3.
BULL HILL AFTER DARK.

(East Hudson)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) Members only. From Beacon station follow Riverside Trail past historic Tioronda Hat Factory and take local roads to ascend Casino Trail, possible side trip to South Beacon Mountain fire tower. Continue CT, then follow Wilkinson Memorial Trail to Breakneck Ridge Trail, passing Sunset Point, to descend on Cornish (formerly Notch) Trail and ascend on Washburn Trail to summit of Bull Hill, then descend scenic WT to exit via local roads out to Cold Spring station. Route may be modified depending on conditions. NY-NJTC Map 102.
• Strenuous
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions
• Headlamps advised

 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Lee; Rachida
Photo of New York Rambler, LeePhoto of New York Rambler, Rachida.
Sun. Feb. 4.
No Sunday hike.
Sun. Feb. 11.
HENRY HUDSON TRAIL: FREEHOLD TO ABERDEEN.

(New Jersey)
A short hike for a short day. From Freehold bus depot use local streets to southern terminus of the Henry Hudson Trail, a former rail line. Follow trail north to Aberdeen Station passing by or through Big Brook Park, Wicketunk Recreation Area, and Freneau Woods Park. Trail is paved but we will use unpaved alternatives where possible.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions
• Headlamps advised

 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Chris
Sun. Feb. 18.
PRESIDENT’S DAY HIKE IN MANHATTAN.

(Manhattan)
From South Ferry Terminal, proceeding north through various neighborhoods, we will visit many locations where a historical event – from the Revolutionary War to the present day – either played a role in the life of a former president, or would come to play a role in the life of a future president. Going north, leader will point out locations of other events in the history of the United States and New York City. Hike ends in Washington Heights at the highest natural point in Manhattan.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a moderate pace
 Accessible by subway–contact leader for details.
Leader: Dennis
Home: 212-925-2739
Sat. Feb. 24.
PYRAMID AND TURKEY MOUNTAINS: A CIRCULAR.

(New Jersey)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Butler, follow local streets to the Butler Montville Trail and enter the Pyramid Mountain trail system. Hike various trails therein. Then, from visitor’s center, climb the 100 Steps to the Turkey Mountain trail system. After exploration return to Pyramid Mountain and exit to Butler on Kinnelon Boonton Trail and BMT. NY-NJTC map 125.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions
• Headlamps advised

 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Erik

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Erik
Sun. Feb 25.
No Sunday hike.

>> March

Sun. Mar. 3.
THREE HARRIMAN BROOK TRAILS: A CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
From bus stop use local roads to Pine Meadow Trail and hike to Reeves Brook Trail. Near RBT summit turn right onto Seven Hills Trail to Torne View and Raccoon Brook Hills Trail, which hike in its entirety. Join Kakiat Trail to cross Pine Meadow Brook to Stony Brook Trail leading to Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail. Use HTS to SHT for a jog left to Diamond Mountain Tower Trail. Use DMT to join PMT, which use to exit at Sloatsburg train station. Headlamps advised NY-NJTC Map 118.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions
• Headlamps advised

 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Zee

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader,Zee
Sun. Mar. 10.
A HARRIMAN STATION CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
(Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead.) From Harriman station hike Sapphire Trail to meet Appalachian Trail and descend on AT down Agony Grind. Cross I-87 to Elk Pen, and use AT to Long Path, passing though the Lemon Squeezer. Northeast on LP, cross Arden Valley Road, and soon use a woods road connection to AT southbound. (Possible circular on AT north and Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail.) Meet Arden-Surebridge Trail, which use to Elk Pen, then return to Harriman station via Arden Road and woods road. NY-NJTC Map 119.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace
• Likely return to NYC at about 8:00 pm.
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions

 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Erik

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Erik
Sun. Mar. 17.
WHITE BAR TRAIL.

(Harriman State Park)
From Tuxedo use Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail to Lichen Trail. Use this short trail to the Arden-Surebridge Trail and turning left soon meet the White Bar Trail, which hike in its entirety, emerging at Johnsontown Road. Out to Sloatsburg station on JR and local streets. NY-NJTC map 118.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace
• Microspikes advised depending on conditions

 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Simon

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Photo of New York Rambler, Simon
Sat.-Sun. Mar. 23-24.
MEMBERS-ONLY BEGINNER BACKPACK.

This will be a moderate-pace, moderate distance overnight for members who wish to try backpacking for the first time, as well as more experienced backpackers who’d like to join in the fun. We will travel by public transportation. Please contact the leader with questions and to RSVP. Some gear sharing may be possible.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
Leader: Ingrid
Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Ingrid
Sun. Mar. 24.
GLENVILLE WOODS PARK PRESERVE AND BUTTERFIELD RIDGE PARK: A CIRCULAR.

(Westchester)
From Tarrytown station hike to Andre Brook Trail using Riverwalk, Peabody Preserve. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Old Croton Aqueduct. Use ABT to Tarrytown Lakes Trail, take a look-see in Wilson Park, then use Red Trail and Tarrytown Lakes Extension to Blue Trail, ascending to summit. Continue BT to Butterfield Ridge Park (unblazed “White Trail”) and via local streets meet the BT in Glenville Woods Park Preserve. Hike BT with diversion to short Yellow trail. Return to BT summit and use White Trail to descend to TLE. Out to Tarrytown station via TLE and local streets. Gentle pace. NY-NJTC Map 130.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a moderate pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Clive

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Clive
Sun. Mar. 31.
SOME HARRIMAN PETROGLYPHS.

(Harriman State Park)
From Tuxedo Park & Ride use Kanawauke Rd. to pick up Parker Cabin Hollow Trail, which hike in its entirety. Take White Bar Trail to cross Kanawauke Rd., thence to Nurian Trail and Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail to Tom Jones (and Shelter) and intersect with the Victory Trail. Veering left onto VT we’ll initiate our search for five rock shelters and a representation of local fauna carved into rock by Native Americans. Afterwards, advance alongside Lake Skenonto to Blue Disc Trail, then onto Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail. Exit via RD to Tuxedo train station. NY-NJTC Map 118.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Michael

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Photo of New York Rambler, Michael K

>> April

Sun. Apr. 7.
COLD SPRING HARBOR CIRCULAR.

(Long Island)
From Long Island’s Cold Spring Harbor station hike portions of the Nassau-Suffolk Trail, with visits to nearby parks and preserves, which may include Cold Spring Harbor State Park, Uplands Farm Sanctuary, Fox Hollow Preserve, Stillwell Woods, Trail View State Park, and Froehlich Farms Nature Preserve. Return to Cold Spring Harbor station.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Bindu; Sara

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Photo of New York Rambler, BinduPhoto of New York Rambler, Sara
Sun. Apr. 14.
TRAILS IN NORVIN GREEN STATE FOREST.

(New Jersey)
From Hewitt, use Highlands and Burnt Meadow trails to join Tapawingo Trail (east leg) and hike to its terminus at Lake Sonoma Trail, which follow to, and proceed on, Manaticut-Sonoma Connector, passing Manaticut Point. Via Camp Wyanokie and Wyanokie Circular trails, then Outlaw, Wyanokie Crest, Highlands, and Lower trails, Post Brook Trail, and Doty Road, exit to Ringwood Avenue bus stop. NY-NJTC map 151 (formerly 115). 16+ miles.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Maria; Gaelle

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Photo of New York Rambler, MariaPhoto of New York Rambler, Gaelle.
Sun. Apr. 21.
CORTLANDT TO PEEKSKILL AND BACK: A CIRCULAR.

(Westchester)
From Cortlandt station proceed to George’s Island Park and follow White trail east to west plus an unmarked section. At Montrose Pt. Road, use red trail through Montrose Pt. State Forest to Kings Ferry Road. In Verplanck, visit the Kino Saito Foundation. Continue on local streets to site of the future(?) ConEd Quarry Park. Continue north on Broadway and then use the Westchester RiverWalk to Hudson Street in Peekskill. Climb to enter Depew Park. Use various trails including Snake Hill and Boundary to enter Blue Mountain Reservation. Proceed to BM summit and then use various trails to Montrose Station Road to Cortlandt station.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Chris
Sat.-Sun. Apr. 27-28.
MEMBERS-ONLY BEGINNER BACKPACK.

This will be a moderate-pace, moderate distance overnight for members who wish to try backpacking for the first time, as well as more experienced backpackers who’d like to join in the fun. We will travel by public transportation. Please contact the leader with questions and to RSVP. Some gear sharing may be possible.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
Leader: Ingrid
Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Ingrid
Sat. Apr. 27.
64th SEMI-ANNUAL SUPERHIKE: A 6 PEAKER HARRIMAN JAUNT, 26 VIEWS.

(Harriman State Park)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Manitou, use Bear Mountain Bridge to Hessian Lake, then Major Welch Trail to ascend Bear Mountain. Follow Appalachian Trail south along West Mountain. Jump to Timp-Torne Trail, visiting The Timp. Continue east on TT and turn onto Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, which follow along Dunderberg Mountain, continuing over Bald Mountain. Relax on 1777 Trail north back to the Bridge; recross and use rugged blue blazed trail to ascend Anthony’s Nose. Out to Manitou on AT north to South Mountain Pass Road. NY-NJTC map 119.
• Very strenuous
• Duration about 10-11 hours at a fast pace

 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Todd; Gloria

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, ToddPhoto of New York Rambler hike leader, Gloria.
Sun. Apr. 28.
No Sunday hike.

>> May

Sun. May 5.
SPRING DAY OF GIVING BACK.

(Harriman State Park)
Volunteers remove blowdowns and trim overgrown vegetation, and prepare for summer growth spurt, on the Nurian Trail in Harriman State Park as part of our commitment to the trail community. Bring gloves, clippers, and garden tools if you have them. After finishing, possible hike out to Tuxedo, or stop for beverages in Suffern. Additional cars are welcome. (Available drivers please contact leader in advance.) Thank you for pitching in. NY-NJTC Map 119.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Todd, Trails Committee Chair

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Todd
Sun. May 12.
LAKE SEBAGO CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
From bus stop, use local streets to Pine Meadow Trail, thence to the Seven Hills Trail. Leader will then follow the intersecting SHT and Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail, to Lake Sebago. Using lake shoreline to jog on Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail, thence to HTS, the hike will return to Sloatsburg train station via the unhiked portions of the SH and HTS trails. NY-NJTC Map 118.
• Strenuous
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace

 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Hugues

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Photo of New York Rambler, Hugues.
Sun. May 19.
MANITOU CIRCULAR.

(East Hudson)
From Manitou station, walk up to Rte. 9D, cross and use Manitou Road and S. Mtn Pass Road to connect to Appalachian Trail. Hiking north, use AT over Canada Hill, and as far as Carriage Connector, which then use, breaking for lunch atop White Rock. Continue to Osborne Loop, which use southbound to connect to Manitoga trails. Use White Trail to Rte. 9D, then, after a 22-minute road walk, use Manitou Point Preserve White Trail for exit to Manitou station. NY-NJTC Map 101.
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Michelle; Gaelle

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Photo of New York Rambler hike leader, Michelle.Photo of New York Rambler, Gaelle.
Sun. May 26.
SLOATSBURG TO TUXEDO.

(Harriman State Park)
From Sloatsburg station, use local streets to ascend Dater Mtn. trails, and via jog on Kakiat Trail reach Almost Perpendicular on the Blue Disc Trail. Continue BD to Tuxedo Mt-Ivy Trail; join White Bar Trail, pass Dutch Dr. shelter, then use Triangle Trail to Sebago lakeside, and woods roads along lakeside to Victory Trail and Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail to Tom Jones Shelter. Out to Tuxedo on RD. NY-NJTC Map 118.
• Strenuous
• Duration about 7-8 hours at a fast pace

 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Lilian

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Lilian

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Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
~Jack Kerouac

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