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
Sat. Mar. 6.
SLOATSBURG CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
(Note: This is a Saturday hike.) From Sloatsburg Station use local roads to Pine Meadow Trail and then complete counterclockwise oval circuit of parts of trails leading back to Sloatsburg: Reeves Brook; Raccoon Brook Hills; Kakiat; Suffern-Bear Mountain; Conklins Crossing; PMT; Diamond Mountain-Tower; Hillburn-Torne-Sebago; KT; Stony Brook; and PMT. (Short cut via RBH and Poached Egg available.) NY-NJTC Map 118.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
[ UPDATE 2/28/21: There is still a lot of snow pack on the trails. Microspikes recommended. Route will be modified depending on conditions.]
Leader: Lilian Oling

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Lilian

Sun. Mar. 7.
No Sunday hike.
Sun. Mar. 14.
LONG BEACH TO POINT LOOKOUT: A CIRCULAR.

(Long Island)
(Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead.) From Long Beach hike east passing the Canals of Lido, then follow the ocean to Point Lookout, then circle back to visit the South Shore Nature Preserve and return to the ocean side.
 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. Mar. 21.
COLONIAL GREENWAY PARTIAL CIRCUIT: A CIRCULAR.

(Westchester)
From Larchmont Station walk southwest to N. Chatsworth Ave., turn right (north), jog right on Myrtle Blvd., then left onto Murray Ave. which follow 1 mile (north) to the Leatherstocking/Colonial Greenway (CG) trail. Follow trail west to Nature Study Woods (some portion on city streets). Then north to Twin Lakes Park. Continue on CG to Ward Acres Park and Sheldrake Lake. Circle the lake. Return to CG, exit park via Sheldrake Environmental Center and return to Larchmont train station via local streets.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Slow pace and enjoy nature
Leader: Ingrid Strauch

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Sun. Mar. 28.
NY NJ PALISADES: LOST BROOK PRESERVE?

(New York & New Jersey)
If the Red and Tan bus is operating, take it to Greenbrook Sanctuary gate and enter Lost Brook Preserve to hike all main trails therein. Emerge and cross to GS gate and Long Path north, which use to Huyler’s Landing Trail’s descent to white Shore Tail. Return via ST and George Washington Bridge. (If the bus is not operating the hike will be from George Washington bus station to LP, Huyler’s Landing Trail, and returning on ST.) NY-NJTC Map 108.
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
• Please wear masks on all hikes
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Bindu

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Photo of New York Ramblers leader, Bindu

>>April

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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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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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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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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Sun. May 9.
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 Station. NY-NJTC maps 101, 119.
 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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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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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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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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