SCHEDULE

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 long in 8-9 hours

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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 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. June 2.

OSSINING TO CROTON, PLUS ICE CREAM.
(Hudson River Valley)
Hike from Ossining to Croton by way of the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, Old Croton Aqueduct, Sunny Ridge Preserve, the Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway north through Teatown, then circle west to the Croton River. Continue into Croton for homemade ice cream at the Blue Pig before ending at the Croton station. This hike will be about 14-15 miles at an unhurried pace. Awful weather cancels.

Accessible by public transportation or car–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eileen

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Sun. June 9.

CAMPGAW MOUNTAIN.
(New Jersey)
From Ramapo Valley County Reservation use Yellow-Silver Trail and Bear Swamp Road to cross Rte 202 and enter Campgaw Mountain County Reservation. Hike various trails within. Out to Ramsey train station via Campgaw Road, Darlington Park, and Darlington Avenue. NY-NJTC Map 115.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Clive

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Clive


Fri. June 14-Mon. June 17.

LONG PATH IN SOUTHERN CATSKILLS.
Up to four days hiking in the Central Catskills, focusing on the Long Path. Hikes to include Plateau, Sugarloaf, and Indian head Mountains.

Contact leader well in advance for details.
Leader: Ian

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Ian


Sun. June 16.

COLD SPRING TO BETHPAGE VIA JAYNES HILL.
(Hudson River Valley)
From Cold Spring Harbor station, proceed to Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail, which follow south. Use connector trail just after Northern State Parkway eastward to Washington Avenue. Continue on local streets to Round Swamp Road and West Hills County Park, west side. Proceed on trails therein in a SE direction to Sweet Hollow Road and WHCP, east side. Use Walt Whitman Trail clockwise to Jaynes Hill, highest point on LI. Continue clockwise on WWT to Sweet Hollow road and jog S to trail network in West Hills Nature Preserve, exiting at Hilltop Drive, which use to connect to Mannetto Hills Park. Exit South to Washington Ave. and rejoin Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt to Bethpage.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris

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NYC hike leader, Chris


Sat. June 22.

56TH SEMI-ANNUAL SUPERHIKE: LENAPE TRAIL.
(New Jersey)
From Milburn train station hike the complete Lenape Trail to Newark, NJ. Points of note include South Mountain, Eagle Rock Reservation, Hilltop Reservation, Mills Reservation, and Brookdale, Bloomfield, Belleville, and Branchbrook parks. Many early exits and drop in points possible.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ben

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Hike leader, Ben


Sun. June 30.

ALLENTOWN TO EASTON.
(Pennsylvannia)
Hike the Lehigh Canal Towpath passing Sand Isl., the stacks of Bethlehem Steel, remote Freemansburg, several locks and dams of the Lehigh River, Hugh Moore Park, and finally, the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers in Easton. Fare: circa $59.00 RT, seniors half fare.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ludwig
Home: 929-471-7260

>> July


Sun. July 7.

TEATOWN LAKE RESERVATION
(Westchester)
From Croton-Harmon station use local streets and Silver Lake Park to meet Old Croton Aqueduct. At Croton Dam digress for views then head east on Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway and hike to Teatown Lake Reservation. Encircle lake and explore various trails in the reservation including Back 40 and Waterfall trails. Return to BPT and use southwards to exit at Ossining.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Zee Dempster

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Zee


Sun. July 14.

HIGH MOUNTAIN PARK PRESERVE CIRCULAR.
(New Jersey)
From William Paterson University bus stop follow local roads to Red Trail, which, with the Yellow Trail, follow to summit of High Mountain. Continue on YT to the Blue Trail, which hike in its entirety. Retrace over YT and return to starting point via White Trail and RT. NY-NJTC Map 125.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Bindu Nair

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Sun. July 21.

MID-STATEN ISLAND, NORTH TO SOUTH.
(Staten Island)
Explore Arden Heights Woods (insect repellant suggested), Sweet Brook Bluebelt, Lemon Creek, and Wolfe’s Pond using local roads and the Staten Island Railroad. Out via SIR at Princes Bay to the Staten Island Ferry at St. George Terminal.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Don Recklies

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NYC hike leader, Don


Sun. July 28.

SQUEEZE AND SOAK CIRCULAR.
(Harriman State Park)
From Arden (Elk Pen) use Appalachian Trail and squeeze through the Lemon Squeezer, before continuing west on Arden-Surebridge Trail to the Bottle Cap. Hike entire BC to Seven Lakes Drive. A short section south and a Red Cross Trail jog leads to Lake Askoti rocks and a soak. Then, via RC, meet A-SB, which use all the way to Elk Pen and Arden bus stop. NY-NJTC Map 119.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Anne Marie Brady

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NYC hiking group leader, Anne Marie

>> August


Sun. Aug. 4.

BLACK ROCK FOREST CIRCULAR.
(West Hudson Highlands)
Hike various trails (some steep) in Black Rock Forest (just west of Storm King State Park) as chosen by leaders. NY-NJTC Map 113.
Cars helpful. (Available drivers please contact leader in advance.)

Accessible by public transportation and car–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Todd Freedman and…

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…Bob Fiscina

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Sun. Aug. 11.

HUDSON RIVER PARKS OF INWOOD, RIVERDALE, AND YONKERS.
(Manhattan, Bronx, Yonkers)
From the entrance to Ft. Tryon Park, explore paths and trails within that park as well as Inwood Hill Park in northern Manhattan. Then use local streets to visit the Bronx’s Seton and Riverdale Parks. Continue on local streets to the Old Croton Aqueduct in Yonkers to visit Untermyer Park and paths within. Out to Greystone via the OCA for bus or train to NYC.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Dennis Gin
Home: 212-925-2739


Sun. Aug. 18.

ALL THE HARRIMAN BROOK TRAILS.
(Harriman State Park)
From Sloatsburg station use local roads to (Harriman State Park)
Pine Meadow Trail and hike to Reeves Brook Trail. Near RBT summit turn right onto Seven Hills Trail to Torne View and Raccoon Brook Hills Trail, which hike in its entirety. Join Kakiat Trail to cross Pine Meadow Brook to Stony Brook Trail leading to Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail and Lake Sebago. Out to Tuxedo via TMI and Ramapo Dunderberg trails. NY-NJTC Map 118.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Kelly Koley and…

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…Lilian Oling

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Lilian


Fri. Aug. 23 to Mon. Aug. 26.

MOUNT MARCY AND HIGH PEAKS.
(Adirondacks)
Up to four days hiking in the Adirondacks including Mount Marcy (NY’s highest peak) and others. Contact leaders well in advance for details.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Ian Hochstead and…

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…Todd Freedman

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Ian


Sun. Aug. 25.

HECKSCHER STATE PARK AND BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM CIRCULAR.
(Long Island)
A short late summer hike circling Heckscher State Park before retracing on L.I. Greenbelt to beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum for the rest of the day.

Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Clive Morrick

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Clive


LOOKING AHEAD

Usually we list our hikes for the coming months all at once, but our webmaster is away hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Upcoming hikes through November will be posted as he can–from hiker-friendly trail towns along the way. Thanks for bearing with us. Stay tuned!

 

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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 Lee.
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