SCHEDULE

Discover some of the most delightful hiking trails in the greater New York City area with our volunteer hike leaders. Upcoming hikes (shown below in our Calendar) have these things in common:

  • Sundays
  • Within 50 miles of NYC
  • Public transportation
  • 16-18 miles in 8-9 hours
  • Moderate flat terrain to challenging mountains
  • Strong steady pace

Join Us

Please note that you MUST be an experienced hiker in good physical shape able to hike at a moderate to fast pace.

  1. Simply find a hike below
  2. Contact the hike leader, tell leader about your hiking experience, and find out when and where to meet
  3. Meet us at the designated place

After coming along on two hikes, send in the application form for membership. (Annual dues are $6/year, plus $1 initial fee.)

Sculpture by George Segal

[ Sculpture by George Segal at Port Authority Bus Terminal ]

Sunday Hikes

NYC buses and subways are not as frequent on early Sunday mornings—allow extra time to get to the meeting place. Extreme weather conditions might cancel a hike. Check with the leader if uncertain.

For more details, check out the About page.

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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

Sun. June 4.
TUXEDO CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park, NY)
From Tuxedo Station take Kakiat Trail to Dater Mountain Nature Park using orange and blue trails to circle park. Return to KT, which hike to Blue Disc Trail (northbound), thence to Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail. Take R-D north crossing Rte 106, then left at the Nurian trail and left at the White Bar Trail. Continue south on WB to the Triangle Trail, and out to Tuxedo via the TT and R-D. NY-NJTC map 118. Leader will meet group at Tuxedo Station.
  Accessible by public transit bus or by car.—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Bob

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Sun. June 11.
ANNUAL MOUNTAIN LAUREL HIKE.

(Harriman State Park, NY)
From eastern end of Parker Cabin Hollow Trail walk White Bar Trail south to Victory Trail, which take past Lake Skenonto. Use woods roads to Lake Sebago shoreline and south to meet Triangle Trail. Search for peak laurel blooms along unmarked trails by Lake Sebago and possibly ADK Camp. Out to Tuxedo via TT, WB, Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy, and Ramapo-Dunderberg trails. NY-NJTC map 118. Leader will meet group at Tuxedo.
 Accessible by public transit bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Kay

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NYC hike leader, Kay

Sun. June 18.
NURIAN TRAIL MAINTENANCE – II.

(Harriman State Park, NY)
A full working day clearing and improving the NY Ramblers’ section of this Harriman Park trail during the growth season. Bring work gloves, any clippers, and other garden tools you possess. NY-NJTC map 119.
 Accessible by public transit bus—contact leader for details. 
Supervisor: Trails Committee Chair

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Sun. June 25.
WALLKILL RIVER RAIL TRAIL: NEW PALTZ TO KINGSTON.

(New Paltz, NY)
Hike this scenic rail trail crossing the Wallkill River, passing lakes as well as the Rosendale R.R. Trestle, the ruins of cement kilns and furnaces, and out to Kingston. Optional ascent of Mt. Joppenbergh. Return bus from Kingston: $26.50.
  Accessible by public transit train and bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Ludwig
Cell: 646-853-3974

>> July

Sun. July 2.
A PATRIOT HIKE: MORRISTOWN TO BERNARDSVILLE.

(New Jersey)
Follow the Patriot’s Path from Morristown through the Jockey Hollow Revolutionary War encampments and Cross Estate gardens to Bernardsville.
  Accessible by public transit train and bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Don
Home: 718 768-9036; Cell: 646 675-5787

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NYC hike leader, Don

Sun. July 9.
MANHATTAN TO WEEHAWKEN IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HAMILTON.

(New York City, New Jersey)
From the 145th Street station, walk to Hamilton Grange, the summer home of Alexander Hamilton. Continue along local streets, passing several location names for Hamilton to the George Washington Bridge. Cross bridge and walk south along the Hudson River to Weehawken, N.J., location of the historic Hamilton-Burr duel. Return to Manhattan by ferry to visit other locations connected to the July 10, 1804, duel, ending at Hamilton’s gravesite at Trinity Church.
  Accessible by public transit subway and ferry—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Dennis
Home: 212-925-2739
Sun. July 16.
RAMAPO CIRCULAR.

(New Jersey)
From Haskell use local streets to Indian Rock Trail, and then use Cannonball, Hoeferlin Memorial, Todd, Yellow, and Old Guard Trails to circle counterclockwise to Ringwood Ramapo Trail. Proceed south by HMT, Castle Point, and Macevoy Trails, returning to Haskell via CT and IRT. NY-NJTC map 115.
  Accessible by public transit bus or car.—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Michael K.

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Fri. July 21-Mon. July 24.
LONG PATH IN THE SOUTHERN CATSKILLS.

(New York)
Up to four days hiking in the Southern Catskills, focusing on the Long Path. Hikes to include Slide-Cornell-Wittenberg. Contact leader at least two weeks in advance for details.
Leader: Ian

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Ian

Sun. July 23.
SAXON WOODS AND PEPSICO SCULPTURE GARDEN.

(Westchester)
From Mamaroneck train station, hike to Saxon Woods Park and along most of its perimeter trails before heading north via the Hutchinson horse path and local roads into Purchase to explore the newly renovated Pepsico Sculpture Garden. Out to Port Chester by way of Crawford/Rye Hills Park and local streets. About 15-16 miles at an unhurried pace, especially in the Sculpture Garden. Awful weather cancels. Leader meets group at Mamaroneck Station.
  Accessible by public transit train or car—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eileen

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Sun. July 30.
JONES POINT TO PEEKSKILL.

ç(Harriman State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, NY)
From Jones Point, use Hudson Valley Greenway to Rte 9W. Shortly thereafter, find blue connector to 1777E Trail and Bear Mountain Inn. At Inn, circle Hessian Lake, then take Appalachian Trail across Bear Mountain Bridge and follow AT to its junction with the Camp Smith Trail. After short digression to Anthony’s Nose and great views, hike entire CST. Out to Peekskill train station via Rte 202 and riverside path. NY-NJTC Map 119.
 Accessible by public transit bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Romy

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>> August

Sat. Aug. 5.
SANDY HOOK AND FORT HANCOCK.

(New Jersey)
(Note this is a Saturday hike.) From Sandy Hook ferry landing explore gun batteries and officers’ quarters of historic Fort Hancock. Proceed along scenic beaches and trails of Sandy Hook-Gateway National Recreation Area on both bay and ocean sides passing a several hundred-year-old holly forest, ruins of Nike missile site, and former life-saving station. Time-permitting, pause for swim breaks en route. RT ticket $30, cash only. Return from Sandy Hook on 7:45 pm ferry for sunset over New York Harbor. (Earlier 5:45 pm ferry available.)
 Accessible by public transit ferry—contact leader for details. 
Leaders: Lee, Ingrid

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NYC hike leader, Lee

Sun. Aug. 6.
No Sunday hike.
Sun. Aug. 13.
CORTLANDT TO TARRYTOWN.

(Westchester)
Hike from Cortlandt Station to Tarrytown Station via Oscawana, Graff, and Brinton Brook sanctuaries; Jane Lytle Arboretum; Hudson River and cycle paths; the Old Croton Aqueduct; Rockefeller Preserve; and a return to the OCA.
 Accessible by public transit train—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Clive
Cell: 646-519-0905

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Clive

Sun. Aug. 20.
TARRYTOWN TO THE BRONX.

(Westchester)
Use the Old Croton Aqueduct, with digressions to Rowley’s Bridge Trail in Hastings, Untermyer Gardens (see blooms in this newly renovated masterpiece), and exiting to the 242nd Street No. 1 train in Van Cortlandt park via the South County and Old Putnam Rail Trails.
 Accessible by public transit train—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Zee

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Zee

Sun. Aug. 27.
STATEN ISLAND ST. GEORGE CIRCULAR.

(Staten Island)
Pausing at points of interest, from St. George Ferry Terminal loop past the Lighthouse Museum, St. George Historic District, Jones Park, Goodhue Woods, and Snug Harbor. Return to ferry by Richmond Terrace.
 Accessible by public transit ferry—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Don
Home: 718-768-9036; Cell: 646-675-5787

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NYC hike leader, Don

>> September

Sun. Sep. 3.
EIGHTH ANNUAL JOHN CAGE BIRTHDAY HIKE.

(Harriman State Park)
From Southfields use local roads to the Nurian Trail. At first trail intersection, flip a coin to determine whether to proceed left or right. At next intersection, repeat coin toss to determine direction (unless trail exits park). Continue in this manner until mid-afternoon, at which point consult maps, plan exit strategy and withdraw. At lunchtime, perform annual rendition of Cage’s 4’33”. NY-NJTC maps 118, 119.
 Accessible by public transit bus—contact leader for details. 
Conductor: Ian

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Ian

Sun. Sep. 10.
WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON AND PARKS BEYOND: A CIRCULAR.

(New York)
From Poughkeepsie, use Walkway Over the Hudson to pick up Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Continue to Illinois Mountain Trail System in Berean Park, exploring entire system. Use HVRT and local roads to backtrack to Fanny Reese State Park. Explore FR system and several Scenic Overlooks before returning, via the Mid-Hudson Bridge, to Poughkeepsie and possible additional sites.
 Accessible by public transit train—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Kelly

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Sat. Sep. 16.
52nd SEMI-ANNUAL SUPERHIKE: ROCKLAND LAKE TO MANHATTAN.

(Palisades Interstate Park)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Rockland Lake, use counter-clockwise lakeside trail to connect with Long Path at Landing Road. Follow LP south over Hook Mountain and continue on LP and Shore Path to the George Washington Bridge, continuing into Manhattan. Water refill as well as early exits available. NY-NJTC maps 110, 109, and 108.
 Accessible by public transit bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Ben

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Sun. Sep. 17.
No Sunday hike.
Tues. Sep. 19.
ANNUAL MEETING.

(Manhattan)
Details will be mailed to members in early September.
Sun. Sep 24.
HARRIMAN WATERS.

(Harriman State Park)
From Sloatsburg station use local roads to Pine Meadow Trail. Turn onto Stony Brook Trail, which follow alongside Stony Brook to the Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail and Lake Sebago. Use T-MI and lakeshore path to the lake’s northern end. Connect to Victory Trail using short woods road. Out to Tuxedo via VT and Ramapo Dunderberg Trail. NY-NJTC map 118.
Leader: Lilian
 Accessible by public transit train—contact leader for details. 

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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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