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

Hikers studying trail map.

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 moderately 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. Nov. 3.

(Minnewaska State Park Preserve)
CANCELED. We are sorry to say that we are unable to do this hike as planned. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Hope to see you on another hike soon.

Sun. Nov. 10.

(Bear Mountain State Park)
From bus stop just before Jones Point roller-coaster along Timp-Torne Trail all day to its end at Fort Montgomery, climbing steeply 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. Strenuous elevation gains with challenging rock scramble on Popolopen Torne.
Accessible by public transportation–contact leader for details.
Leader: Lee

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NYC hike leader, Lee

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. Members please note: departure time is earlier than listed in the printed schedule. An email was recently sent out with the updated time. If needed, contact Don 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. (MEMBERS: Please take note that the meeting place for this hike has changed. See your email from Clive for details.)
Leader: Barney

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Sneak Peek for Hikes Dec.-May 2020

Complete Schedule and details will be posted toward the end of November. Stay tuned!

Sun. Dec. 1.
1777 TRAIL. (Bear Mountain/Harriman State Park)
Leader: Clive

Sun. Dec. 8.
ON THE WATERFRONT. (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
Leaders: Anna; Camille

Tues. Dec. 10.
RAMBLER HOLIDAY PARTY. (Members only please)
Host: Virginia

Sun. Dec. 15.
Leader: Lee

Sat. Dec. 21.
Leader: Ingrid

Sun. Dec. 29.
Leader: Teresa

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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.
Member of New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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