Join the New York Ramblers hiking club and 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 Hike Calendar) are:

  • about 14-18 miles long in 8-9 hours
  • accessible by public transportation
  • within 50 miles of NYC

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Sunday Hikes

We go hiking nearly every Sunday, year-round. Occasionally we hike on other days too. We go out in all kinds of weather–check with the leader if uncertain.

For more details about what to expect on our hikes, check out our About page.

Join Us

Haven’t hiked with us before? No worries–come along as a guest and see what it’s like. Please note that you MUST be an experienced hiker in good physical shape able to hike at a moderate to fast pace for 8-9 hours.

  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

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

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

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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. Oct. 6.

(Harriman State Park)
Walk local streets from Ladentown to Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail (passing Eagle Rock and Squirrel Swamp). At Squirrel Swamp retrace steps to Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail south, passing Panther Mountain, Catamount Mountain, Hawk Cliff, and Horse Stable Mountain. Use Conklins Crossing and old roads to reach Raccoon Brook Hills. Use RBH, Kakiat, Seven Hills, and Hillburn-Torne-Sebago trails to circle Chipmunk Mountain and reach Russian Bear. Out to Sloatsburg via Seven Hills, Reeves Brook, and Pine Meadow trails. NY-NJTC Map 118.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Eve

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Sun. Oct. 13.

(New Jersey)
Explore parkland on both sides of the Saddle River and then nearby George Washington Memorial Park, visiting graves of iconic popular musicians and athletes. Continue with a brief jog on NJTransit 163/4 bus to Summit Ave. in Hackensack, and descend through the Bergen County seat to the river’s east shore. Follow the Hackensack River Greenway north through Teaneck to Historic New Bridge Landing and cross to Hackensack. Continue south on Greenway to Anderson Street, visiting the grave of a related iconic musician in Hackensack Cemetery. Possible dinner at nearby White Manna. Train or bus return to NYC.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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NYC hike leader, Chris

Sat. Oct. 19 – Sat. Oct. 26.

Seven days hiking sections of this 70-mile long trail. “Part of the Potomac Heritage Trail, it is one of the most celebrated Pennsylvania hiking trails for its varied terrain and wondrous beauty.” Side trips may include Frank Lloyd Wright homes Falling Water and Kentuck Knob. Overnights at Yough Plaza Motel and possibly one other. Cars needed. Available drivers and all interested should contact leader well in advance for details.
Accessible by car–contact leader for details.
Leader: Kay

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Sun. Oct. 20.

Round and round we go, up and down we go, winding our way along the twisty-turny mountain bike paths of Blue Mountain Reservation, 1,586 acres of rolling, glaciated woodland that was once part of Van Cortlandt Manor. We will try to stay “found” as much as possible, but be prepared for moments of doubt and ambiguity. Download a trail map here:
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ingrid

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Sun. Oct. 27.

(Harriman State Park)
From Bear Mountain Inn use Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail to 1777W ski trail. Cross Rte. 6 and join Popolopen Gorge Trail, which hike west, passing Turkey Hill Lake, and joining Long Path for summit of Long Mountain and the Raymond Torrey (father of the trails) Memorial. Retrace to PGT and use Anthony Wayne Trail to Fawn Trail, which hike in its entirety. Out to Bear Mountain Inn via SBM and 1777E trails. NY-NJTC Map 119. Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Virginia

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>> November

Sun. Nov. 3.

(Minnewaska State Park Preserve)
(Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.) Hike various trails in this popular area as chosen by leader on the day of the hike, depending on weather conditions and group experience. NY-NJTC Map 104. Cars needed. (N.B. Available drivers and hikers needing a ride must contact leader three days prior to the hike.)
Accessible by public transportation and car–contact leader for details.
Leader: Basia

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Sun. Nov. 10.

(Bear Mountain State Park)
From bus stop just before Jones Point use Timp-Torne Trail all day to its end at Fort Montgomery, climbing over The Timp, West Mountain, and up to the fallen soldiers memorial at the summit of rugged Popolopen Torne. Out to Bear Mountain Inn for 5:19 pm bus to NYC. (Optional extension to Manitou train station.) NY-NJTC Map 119. Meet PABT 8:25 am (near NJT ticket windows) for 8:45 Short Line bus. RT Bear Mountain.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Lee

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Sun. Nov. 17.

(Long Island)
From Deer Park Station enter Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve and explore hiking and biking trails in this pine barrens environment. Then, using local streets, walk to and through Belmont Lake State Park and Southards Pond Park, passing lakes in each, and finish at Babylon with a circuit of Argyle Park Lake.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Don

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NYC hike leader, Don

Sun. Nov. 24.

(New York)
Walk from Kingsbridge to Port Chester (and then touch Connecticut) along the original route of Boston Post Road. Begin in the Bronx via Heath, Reservoir, Gun Hill, White Plains, Bussing, and Kingsbridge Roads. Continue into Mt. Vernon via Columbus, Sanford, Colonial, and Kings Highway and join current Post Road in New Rochelle. Continue to Port Chester with some detours on Old Post Road. Total length approximately 15 miles with many drop out points.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Barney

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Advance notice: Tue. Dec. 10.

Celebrate the holidays with fellow Ramblers. Liaise in advance with Kelly

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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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