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
  •   14-18 miles in 7-9 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 7-9 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


UPDATES:

  • Masks are required on public transportation
  • In certain conditions, hikes may be canceled by leader discretion and will be posted below prior to hike
Sun. Oct. 3.
COLD SPRING TO BEACON: GORDONS BROOK.

(East Hudson State Park)
From Cold Spring station, via local streets use Cornish and Notch trails to access Breakneck Ridge Trail. Proceed on combined BRT and NT, turning left on NT which joins Wilkinson Memorial Trail. Leave WMT and continue on NT to Gordons Brook. Use unmarked woods road to join Casino Trail; descend and exit at Wolcott Avenue. NYNJTC Map 102.
• Hike duration 8-9 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Metin

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NYC hiking group leader, Metin.

Sun. Oct.10.
GARRISON TO FAHNESTOCK: A CIRCULAR.

(East Hudson State Park, Fahnestock State Park)
From Garrison station, hike Marcia’s Mile to Rt. 9D and then Sugarloaf Trail, Osborn Loop, and Carriage Connector to Appalachian Trail. Continue on AT north past Graymoor, Little Fort Hill, Denning Hill, and Canopus Hill into Fahnestock State Park. Use Catfish Loop SW to vicinity of Catfish Pond, then local trail out to Old Albany Post Road. Hike Cedar Ridge Trail and Watergrass Sanctuary to Rte. 9, then local routes to return to Garrison Station. NYNJTC Maps 101, 103.
• Strenuous
• Can be abridged
• Steady rain cancels
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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New York Rambler hike leader, Chris

Sun. Oct. 17.
CLIFFDALE FARM.

(Westchester)
From Ossining hike the Old Croton Aqueduct north to Croton Dam. Use Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway south to Cliffdale-Teatown Trail and join Cliffdale Loop (left) around Cliffdale Farm. Use local roads to cross Croton Gorge and out to Croton station via Silver Lake Park. NYNJTC maps 132, 133.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Clive

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New York Rambler hike leader, Clive

Sun. Oct. 24.
PAUMANOK PATH: HAMPTON BAYS CIRCULAR.

(Long Island)
Hike a section of L.I.’s longest trail from Hampton Bays. Take Montauk Highway to Munns Pond, Bellows Pond, Division Pond, House Pond, to Flanders Bay for lunch. Return to Paumanok Path, Penny Pond, to Great Peconic Bay and Squire Pond, follow beach and cliffs to Shinnecock Canal and Indian Reservation. Out to Hampton Bays station.
UPDATE: Members please note that meeting time in Schedule is incorrect. Meet for early Montauk train. For additional details contact Kat.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace

 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Substitute Leader: Kat
bluegreenmer@gmail.com
Sun. Oct. 31.
TORREY MEMORIAL.

(Bear Mountain State Park, Harriman State Park)
From Bear Mountain Inn use Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail to Fawn Trail, which hike in its entirety to join Anthony Wayne Trail. Left on AW to its terminus at Turkey Hill Lake and Popolopen Gorge Trail. Left on PG to Long Path and ascend to Torrey Memorial. Descend on LP and use unmarked trail to return to the PG at its crossing with the LP. Hike PG past Queensboro Lake and turn onto combined Timp-Torne and 77 trails. Remain on 77, subsequently named 1777, and use west and east portions to return to Inn. NYNJTC map 119.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ingrid

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NYC hike leader, Ingrid

>>November

Sun. Nov. 7.
TAXTER RIDGE/IRVINGTON LOOPS.

(Westchester)
(Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.) From Irvington Station use Old Croton Aqueduct north thru Lyndhurst to Sheldon Road. Turn right to Orange Trail in Taxter Ridge; continue on Blue Trail and, at a turn, drop down to Taxter Road. Climb to the water tower In the Nature Preserve opposite, then overland to Irvington Woods. Use North-South Trail then Monument Loop south as far as possible. Cross Cyrus Field Road to hike Juhring Preserve trail network in a counterclockwise loop. Return to Irvington Woods and proceed to Peter Bont Road without duplicating trails. Return to Nature Preserve then Blue Trail in Taxter Ridge to its terminus. Use local streets to return to OCA and Tarrytown station.
• Steady rain cancels
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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New York Rambler hike leader, Chris

Sun. Nov. 14.
HEWITT TO WANAQUE.

(New Jersey)
From Hewitt, follow Hewitt Butler Trail over Long Hill, to co-joined Overlook Rock Trail, and HB over Manaticut Point. Then proceed via connecting Pink Trail to Camp Wyanokie Trail and Wyanokie Circular Trail, to unblazed connector trail onto Macopin Trail. Then follow HB over Wyanokie High Point, Yoo-Hoo Point and Carris Hill, to Posts Brook Trail. Pass Chikahoki Falls and exit via Doty Road. NYNJTC Map 115.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
Leader: Lee

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NYC hike leader, Lee

Sun. Nov. 21.
TARRYTOWN TO HAVERSTRAW.

(Palisades State Park)
Take the OLD Tappan-Zee Bridge to Nyack. Follow the Hudson River north to Nyack Beach, along the cliffs of Hook Mtn. to Haverstraw.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
  Accessible by train and bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ludwig
929-471-7260
Sun. Nov. 28.
FRANZ ALT MEMORIAL HIKE.

(Harriman State Park)
(Postponed in 2020.) Celebrate the 110th anniversary of Franz’s birth with a variation of the hike he led beginning in 1980. From the Rte. 32 trestle at Woodbury, use Long Path south to height of land on Rte. 6. Cross road and proceed overland to Mt. Aramah, highest point in Harriman Park, to remember Franz. Then continue overland to Baileytown Road to return to Rte 6. Rejoin LP and continue north to Estrada Road, which follow into Central Valley. NY-NJTC Map 119.
• Hike duration 7-8 hours at brisk pace
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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New York Rambler hike leader, Chris

>>December – June 2022

STAY TUNED!

The hiking committee is currently working on our Schedule for the next six months. If you are a member of the New York Ramblers and want to lead a hike, please talk to Clive. As of Oct. 18, there are still a few dates available.

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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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Photo by Ingrid