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 Calendar) are:

  • within 50 miles of NYC
  • accessible by public transportation
  • about 16-18 miles in 8-9 hours

Trail blazes on post

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 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 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. Sep. 2.

(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 bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Ian

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Sun. Sep. 9.

(New York State)
From Salisbury Mills station use local roads to Trestle Trail trailhead on Otterkill Road. Climb TT and join Barton Swamp Trail. Hike BST south west and via Ridge-To-Ridge Trail meet Jessup Trail and use to Dark Hollow Trail. Follow DHT to its end. Soon cross rail tracks on Sweet Clover Trail and join JT. Re-cross tracks and out to Salisbury Mills station via Otterkill Trail. NY-NJTC Map 114. Cars helpful. (Available drivers please contact leader in advance.)
  Accessible by train and by car—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Teresa

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Wed. Sep. 12.

An evening together to remember our good friend and mentor (and sole hike scheduler for 30 years), Kurt Ramig, who passed away on April 4, 2018. Meet at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 40 Second Avenue (near East 9th Street) at 7:00 for dinner. All stories welcome! For further information contact coordinator. RSVP by August 22.
Coordinator: Richard

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Sun. Sep. 16.

(Harriman State Park)
A full working day clearing and improving the NY Ramblers’ section of this Harriman Park trail after the seasonal growth spurt. Bring clippers and other garden tools you possess. NY-NJTC map 119.

[ Scouting Report: We will be primarily focused on clearing tall grass and bushes along the first half mile of the Nurian trail. No saws needed this time, mostly just shears and grass whips. Hope to see you there! ]
 Accessible by public transportation bus—contact leader for details. 
Supervisor: Trails Committee Chair

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Hike leader, Ben

Sun. Sep 23.

(New York City)
From City Hall subway stop walk over Brooklyn Bridge. Enter BB Park via Squibb Bridge. Hike the shore to Red Hook and NYC Ferry to Governors Island. Explore 172 acres and trails therein. Lunch at Governors Island Picnic Point, with option to purchase from local food trucks. Return by NYC Ferry to South Williamsburg and walk over Williamsburg Bridge, returning to meeting spot.

[ Scouting report: We are going to follow the planned route as much as possible, but it may vary somewhat. We will play this one by ear. Please note that there may be more ferry rides than in the write-up due to schedule changes. So, let’s see what the day, and events in the parks, bring us. Hope you can come! ]
  Accessible by public transit subway, and by ferries—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Clive (substituting for Bindu)

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Sat. Sep. 29 – Sat. Oct. 6.

[ Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this hike has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Hope to see you on another hike soon. ]

Sun. Sep. 30.

(Harriman State Park)
From Tuxedo Park & Ride cross Rte. 17 into Harriman SP and hike entire Parker Cabin Hollow to White Bar Trail, which use (south) to join Triangle Trail. Via TT and Ramapo-Dunderberg Tail, proceed to Kakiat Trail. Use KT to Blue Disc Trail. On BD, ascend Almost Perpendicular on Dater Mountain. Retrace to KT and Dater Mountain County Nature Park. Follow Orange and Blue trails exiting onto Johnsontown Rd. and out to Sloatsburg train station. NY-NJTC map 118.
 Accessible by public transportation bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eve (Substituting for Lilian)

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nyrambler hike leader, Eve

>> October

Sun. Oct. 7.

(New Jersey)
From Millburn station enter South Mountain Reservation and hike newly blazed and relocated Lenape Tail to the northern tip. Return to station via other blazed trails: Mayapple (blue); Oakdale (red); Turtle Back clockwise (orange); and Rahway (white).
 Accessible by public transportation train—contact leader for details. 
Leaders: Clive…

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…and Lisa

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CliveNew York City hike leader, Lisa

Tues. Oct. 9.

Details will be mailed to members in early September.
Sun. Oct.14.

(New Jersey)
From Bound Brook train station use local streets to Washington Valley Park. Walk length of WVP and Chimney Rock Township Park to connect with Middle Brook Greenway. Follow trails and streets along the MBG, Chambers Brook, and Raritan River, past Sunset Lake, Gene King, Bedminster, and River Road parks to Far Hills train station. Steady pace; no early outs.
 Accessible by public transportation train—contact leader for details. 
Leaders: Camille…

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…and Anna

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Sun. Oct. 21.

(New York State)
From Vails Gate use network of old railroad grades to Bull Road in New Britain. Proceed to Lorraine Road parking in Stewart SF and explore features therein including Buchanan Hill, Great Swamp Boardwalk and Kelly’s Pond. Exit via Barron and Decker Roads to Maybrook. Continue on old railroad grades to Campbell Hall. 18-20 miles.
 Accessible by public transportation bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Chris

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NYC hike leader, Chris

Sun. Oct. 28.

(Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park)
From the bus stop opposite Brooks Lake, circumnavigate the lake before heading west on 1779 Trail, then continuing on the Popolopen Gorge Trail until it intersects with the Long Path. Head north/west on the LP and shortly climb to the Torrey Memorial. Continue on the LP to Smith Clove Road in Central Valley. NY-NJTC Map 119.
[ Note:This year is the 80th anniversary of the death of Raymond Torrey, ‘Father of the Trails’, and of the first memorial hike in his honor. From the 1938 Rambler schedule: “On this day the entire Hiking Fraternity will commemorate the passing of the late Raymond H. Torrey, when Memorial Services will be held, and his ashes will be scattered on the top of Long Mt., on the F.B.S.K. Trail. Meet: Ft. W. 42nd St. Ferry to make 8:15 boat. Cost: $1.50.” ]
 Accessible by public transportation bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eve

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nyrambler hike leader, Eve

>> November

Sat. Nov. 3.

Morning hike through Rockwood Hall and Rockefeller State Parks in Sleepy Hollow. After lunch, while reading excerpts from Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, we follow the route, as best we can, taken by Ichabod Crane through Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow on the fateful night when he encountered the Headless Horseman. Visit the burying ground of the Old Dutch Church and the graves of author and characters. Leader will meet group at Tarrytown Station. Awful weather cancels.
  Accessible by public transportation train, and by car—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eileen

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Sun. Nov. 4. No Sunday hike.
Sun. Nov. 11.

(New York State)
Hike various trails in this popular park as chosen by leader on the day of the hike, depending on weather conditions and group experience. NY-NJTC map SRT 4. Cars needed. (N.B. Available drivers and hikers needing a ride must contact leader three days prior to the hike.)
  Accessible by public transportation bus, then transfer to car pool—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Basia

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Sun. Nov. 18.

(Bear Mountain State Park, East Hudson Highlands)
From Bear Mtn. Inn use Appalachian Trail to cross BM Bridge and climb to meet Camp Smith Trail. South on CST for an Anthonys Nose detour and spectacular view of Bear Mtn. Rejoin AT and, after diverting to Phillips Mine at Hemlock Springs Campsite, summit Canada Hill and proceed as far as Curry Pond Trail. Use CPT to join Osborne Loop and use to Sugarloaf Trail. Climb Sugarloaf Hill, then exit to Garrison station via ST and White and Blue Glenclyffe trails. NY-NJTC Map 101.
 Accessible by public transportation bus—contact leader for details. 
Leaders: Ingrid

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NYC hike leader, Ingrid

Sun. Nov. 25.

(New York City)
From 178th St. and Fort Washington Ave. walk to the Harlem River, crossing on the Washington Bridge. Return to Manhattan over High Bridge, and proceed to the Hudson River via local streets and parks. Cross to Ft. Lee, NJ on the George Washington Bridge. and explore various trails within Palisades Interstate Park before returning to NY via GWB. NY-NJTC map 108.
 Accessible by public transit subway—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Dennis Gin
Home: 212-925-2739


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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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