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
  •   14-16 miles in 7-8 hours
  •   accessible by public transportation
  •   within 50 miles of NYC

Photo of New York Ramblers passing through Lemon Squeezer, Harriman State Park, NY.For additional details, go to our About page.

For Serious Hikers

You MUST be an experienced hiker in good physical shape, with proper gear, and able to hike at a brisk 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, and 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 for guests (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.

Sorry, but our hikes are not for everyone. We hike at a brisk pace. We hike all day long. We have a lot of experience. If this isn’t you, please consider a group with shorter hikes and beginner 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


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

  • Please wear masks on all hikes
  • Hikes may be canceled pursuant to government directives, or by leader discretion
  • Updates will be posted below prior to hike
Sun. Apr. 4.
BELLVALE MOUNTAIN.

(Sterling Forest)
From Harriman Station use Sapphire Trail to meet Appalachian Trail, which hike west to Rte. 17A (and the Creamery!) passing over Arden Mountain, Buchanan Mountain, and Mombasha High Point, and traversing Bellvale Mountain. NY-NJTC Map 100.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Strenuous
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Julie

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Julie

Sun. Apr. 11.
LICHEN TRAIL.

(Harriman State Park)
From Harriman Station, proceed to Sapphire Trail, which hike briefly, until old road crosses; follow this south to old Arden cemetery on Rte. 17. Brief road walk to the Appalachian Trail, which follow, north, to meet the Arden-Surebridge Trail at the Lemon Squeezer. Use A-SB to the short but sweet Lichen Trail, so-named by Raymond Torrey. Continue through Bald Rocks on the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail and on to Tuxedo. NY-NJTC Maps 119, 118.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Possible late return
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Chris

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Chris

Sat. Apr. 17.
PORT JERVIS TO HIGH POINT: A CIRCULAR.

(New Jersey)
Climb the highest mountain in New Jersey from the Delaware River to High Point State Park by following local roads to the Shawangunk Ridge Trail, circling the unique Cedar Swamp to High Point Monument and viewing platform, continuing to Lake Marcia, Steeny Kill Trail and lake to Rte. 23. Follow bikeway to Port Jervis. Late return. NY-NJTC Map 123.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Ludwig
Home: 929-471-7260
Sun. Apr. 18.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN: A CIRCULAR.

(New Jersey)
From Millburn Station cross Glen Avenue into South Mountain Reservation and hike various trails therein. Possibilities include Lenape Trail; other trails both blazed and unblazed, named and unnamed, and woods roads.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leaders: Kat and…

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…Zee

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader,Zee

Sun. Apr. 25.
APPALACHIAN TRAIL AND BEARFORT RIDGE.

(Sterling Forest)
From Greenwood Lake, NY, use Vista Trail to AT south, then left onto Ernest Walter Loop. Merge onto new pink-blazed West Ridge Trail. Follow to end, then bear left (north) on (newly) green-blazed Bearfort Ridge Trail. Bear right on EWL, then 180 degrees at Surprise Lake, following the Bearfort Ridge loop south to Warwick Turnpike, and the 197 bus stop in Hewitt/West Milford. NY-NJTC Map 100.
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Ingrid

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Ingrid

>>May

Sun. May 2.
WHITE PLAINS TO RYE: RIVERS AND BROOKS TO LONG ISLAND SOUND.

(Westchester)
From White Plains Station, walk east to Bloomingdale Rd. Cross and proceed south through Bryant Park to pick up White Plains Greenway at Gedney Way. Use WPG to its end, then local streets to connect to Saxon Woods Park. Follow white trail to the Leatherstocking Trail. Cross Mamaroneck Ave. and use athletic fields to West Street. Continue east to undeveloped wetlands leading to Veterans Memorial Park. Continue thru Sunset Ridge neighborhood to Greenwood Union Cemetery with its restored Civil War African-American section. Proceed south to Rye Nature Center then follow Blind Brook to Disbrow Park and Marshlands Conservancy. Return to NY from Harrison Station.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Chris

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Chris

Sun. May 9.
GARRISON (not Manitou Station) CIRCULAR.

(Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park)
From Manitou station use local roads to the Appalachian Trail and cross Bear Mountain Bridge to Twin Forts and the Timp-Torne Trail. Ascend Popolopen Torne clockwise, and return to Bear Mountain Bridge. Climb Anthony’s Nose on old, steep Blue Trail, join AT and return to Manitou. NY-NJTC maps 101, 119.
[ UPDATE: hike was previously planned to start from Manitou. But due to ongoing closure of that station, hike will start from Garrison station instead and route will be modified. Just short of 18 miles with nearly 4,000′ elevation gain ]
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Strenuous
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leaders: Todd; Jinzhao

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, ToddPhoto of New York Rambler, Jinzhao

Sun. May 16.
ROCKEFELLER STATE PARK PRESERVE FROM TARRYTOWN.

(Westchester)
From Tarrytown Station use the Westchester River Walkway, Kingsland Park (Philipse Manor), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and OCA to Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Hike various trails therein including Douglas Hill, Hillside, David’s Loop, Overlook, Eagle Hill trails, and 13 Bridges Loop. Out to Tarrytown via OCA.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Clive

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Clive

Sat. May 22.
58th SEMI-ANNUAL SUPERHIKE: KINGS PARK TO GREAT RIVER.

(Long Island)
Hike about 28 of the Long Island Greenbelt’s 34 miles beginning at Kings Park Station and ending at Great River, passing Smithtown, Village of the Branch, Lakeland, and through Connetquot River State Preserve.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Strenuous
• Headlamps suggested
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 12-14 hours at brisk pace. About 28 miles
Leaders: Todd; Peter

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, ToddPhoto of New York Ramblers leader, Peter

Sun. May 23.
No Sunday hike.
Sun. May 30.
TARRYTOWN TO TALLMAN CIRCULAR.

(Hudson Valley)
From Tarrytown Station use local streets to the Mario Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River. Walk Bridge Path to Nyack, then follow unpaved Old Erie Path south to Piermont. Use the Long Path to climb Tallman Mountain in Tallman Mountain State Park and continue south to the Ruin. Use trails other than the LP to retrace to Piermont. Explore the mile-long pier out into the Hudson. From Piermont, use the Old Erie Path back to Rockland Landing. Return to Tarrytown via Hudson Link bus or the Bridge Path.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Chris

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Chris

>>June

Note: Usually we post our hike schedule well in advance. But this month, we won’t list our June hikes until the middle of the month. Members, please check your printed schedules sent via USPS. Guests, please check back in mid-June. Apologies for any inconvenience. Hope to see you soon!

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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