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. Dec. 2.
CANCELLED: BETHLEHEM TO EASTON.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this hike has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience (and are wondering what the heck we are going to do for a fun day outdoors instead. I guess it’s kind of late in the season to go for a hike and a swim at the beach, right?). Hope to see you on another hike sometime soon.
Sun. Dec. 9.
STATEN ISLAND GREENBELT.

(Staten Island)
Hike the Staten Island Greenbelt from Clove Road/Forest Avenue entrance, on Blue Trail through Clove Lakes Park, over Todt Hill, through High Rock Park, encircling La Tourette Park and golf course, and exiting via White Trail through Willowbrook Park and by the Carousel For All Children, to Victory Boulevard. Leader meets group at St. George (SI) Ferry Terminal.
 Accessible by ferry—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Chris W.

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Tues. Dec. 11.
RAMBLER HOLIDAY PARTY.

(Manhattan)
Celebrate the holidays with fellow Ramblers in the West Village. For Ramblers members in good standing, please RSVP host in advance for details.
 Accessible by subway. 
Host: Virginia

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Sun. Dec. 16.
SUFFERN TO DIAMOND MOUNTAIN CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
From Suffern use local streets to Ramapo. Hike either Beaver or Lakeshore Trail (circa 1969) to connect with Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail. Ascend Ramapo Torne and Russian Bear onto Seven Hills Trail to Diamond Mountain. Descend Diamond Mountain Tower Trail to Pine Meadow Trail. Proceed along Pine Meadow Lake to Conklin’s Crossing. Exit on Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail to descend on woods road into Suffern. Strenuous. Headlamps necessary. NY-NJTC Map 118. Drivers meet group at Suffern station.
  Accessible by train or car—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Lee

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NYC hike leader, Lee

Sun. Dec. 23.
BEAR MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY LIGHT(S).

(Bear Mountain State Park)
From Garrison Station, use Glenclyffe Trails to Sugarloaf Hill, then Osborne Loop to Carriage Connector. Ascend woods road to White Rock then drop off to connect to Appalachian Trail south to Bear Mountain Bridge. Time permitting, visit Anthony’s Nose. Use routes more or less long to climb Bear Mtn. and descend to illuminated star high above Hessian Lake just before nightfall. Use AT back to Inn and Short Line bus return to New York. Headlamps necessary. NY-NJTC maps 101, 119.
  Accessible by train, return by bus—contact leader for details.
Leader: Chris Z.

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NYC hike leader, Chris

Sun. Dec. 30.
No Sunday hike.

>> January

Tues. Jan. 1.
NEW YEAR FAT ASS RAMBLE: ON AND OFF BROADWAY (STEPS!)

(Bronx, Manhattan)
With Broadway as connector, explore step streets in Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, and Spuyten Duyvil sections of the Bronx, as well as in Upper Manhattan. Step streets will include the longest in NYC as well as well as those featured in  NY Times.
 Accessible by subway—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Kay

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Hike leader, Kay

Sun. Jan. 6.
GIANT STAIRS SCRAMBLE.

(Palisades Interstate Park)
From Camp Alpine bus stop use connector to the Long Path and visit Women’s Federation Monument. Continue on LP past State Line Lookout and Border Monument and descend (on White) to the Shore Path; then head south over the Giant Stairs to Closter Dock Trail, which climb to the LP. Descend to SP on Dyckman Hill Trail, and return to Manhattan via the SP and George Washington Bridge. NY-NJTC maps 108, 109. Headlamps advisable.
 Accessible by bus—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Anne Marie

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NYC hiking group leader, Anne Marie

Sun. Jan. 13.
HUNTS POINT AND LOCAL PARKS.

(Bronx)
Explore industrial Hunts Point and the following parks: Barretto Point, Joseph Rodman Drake, Hunts Point Riverside, Soundview, Pugsley Creek, Castle Hill, Concrete Plant, and Starlight. Exit on East Tremont Street for #2 and #5 subways. About 11+ miles on streets and paths. Relaxed pace; joint with Outdoors Club.
 Accessible by subway—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Clive

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Clive

Sun. Jan. 20.
BREAKNECK RIDGE–SECOND ANNUAL LAST CHANCE BEFORE CLOSURE.

(Hudson Highlands State Park)
From Breakneck Ridge train stop walk south to start of the Breakneck Ridge Trail, which climb and hike in its entirety, passing over Sunset Point and the fire tower. Out to Beacon (Howland Avenue) via Casino Trail and abandoned inclined railway. NY-NJTC Map 102. Strenuous. Headlamps necessary.
 Accessible by train—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Alex

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Sat. Jan. 26.
GREAT WALLS OF NEW YORK.

(Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Grand Central Terminal, walk to East 34th Street pier for NYC Ferry to Soundview, and proceed to search for murals in the South Bronx, followed by Washington Heights, East Harlem, Astoria, and Bushwick. Destinations include: Big Pun Memorial, Ben Shahn Murals, Bronx Wall of Fame, The Audubon Mural Project, Monkey Sees, Welling Court Mural Project, and The Bushwick Art Collective. Possible dinner at local restaurant at finish.
 Accessible by ferry—contact leader for details. 
Leaders: Lee and Alena

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NYC hike leader, Lee

Sun. Jan. 27.
No Sunday hike.

>> February

Sun. Feb. 3.
HARRIMAN TIMES SQUARE: A CIRCULAR.

(Harriman State Park)
From Tuxedo, use Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail to Long Path/Arden-Surebridge Trail at Times Square; follow LP/A-SB west and then A-SB south through an optional (see alternate, below) water crossing at Island Pond Rd, continuing to Stahahe Brook Trail. Hike the entire SBT to Nurian Trail, thence left through Valley of Boulders and up to White Bar Trail. Out to Tuxedo via WBT and Triangle Trail. Alternate to water crossing: follow Island Pond Rd south and meet the group on Nurian. Strenuous. Headlamps advisable.
  Accessible by bus or car—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Cameron

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Sun. Feb. 10.
NEVER-BUILT NEW YORK.

(Manhattan, Brooklyn)
Visit the sites of various building and highway projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn that were never built, starting at Grand Central Terminal and ending at the Brooklyn Atlantic Terminal. See what would not exist today had these projects been built as planned. We will cross the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park to contemplate never-built projects in lower Manhattan. Finish at Atlantic Terminal and more never-built projects.
 Accessible by subway—contact leader for details. 
Leader: Leader: Dennis
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Sat. Feb. 9 – Sat. Feb. 16.
RED ROCK CANYON, NV.

(Nevada)
Spend six days hiking various trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located a few miles west of Las Vegas within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock Canyon is an area of worldwide geologic interest and beauty. Overnights at rented accommodation. Ramblers members only, or family/close friend of a member. Limited space. Contact leader asap–no later than Thu. Jan. 10.
  Accessible by airplane and car.
Leader: Todd

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NYC hike leader, Todd

Sat. Feb. 16–Mon. Feb. 18.
ADK-NY CAMP NAWAKWA HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

(Harriman State Park)
From Tuxedo, proceed along RD, TMI, and Triangle trails to ADK cabin on Lake Sebago (carrying all provisions and supplies for weekend). Establish base camp in cabin and take local hikes as decided by group. Bring your hike ideas. NY-NJTC map 118. Basic facilities include electricity, propane stove, outdoor privy, outdoor pump, and wood-burning stove. Prior experience backpacking is suggested. Not for beginners. Ramblers members only. Must contact leader in advance–by 9pm, Weds. Feb. 13 (since there’s meal planning involved.) $20 cabin fee per person per day.
  Accessible by bus or car.
Leader: Ingrid

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NYC hike leader, Ingrid

Sun. Feb. 17.
PRESIDENTS’ STATION TO STATION.

(Brooklyn, Queens)
A hike connecting all the subway stations with names of U.S. Presidents. Begin in Brooklyn at Clinton/Washington Aves. on the C line; then Clinton/Washington Aves. on the G line;  then via local streets to Jefferson St. and Wilson Ave. on the L Line. Pass through several cemeteries into Queens and finish at Jackson Hts./Roosevelt Ave. on the E, F, M, R and 7 lines, where numerous ethnic eats are available.
 Accessible by subway–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Kay

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Hike leader, Kay

Sun. Feb. 24.
WAPPINGER GREENWAY CIRCULAR.

(Hudson River Valley)
From New Hamburg Station, explore Hudson riverfront then recross tracks to pick up the Wappinger Greenway Trail on the northwest bank of Wappinger Creek. Continue to Market Street passing the Industrial Park enroute. View the falls and explore downtown, including Falls View Park, Wappinger Falls Village Hall, Mesier Homestead, and Veterans’ Memorial Park Ball Field. Return to Market Street and Greenway Trail to Bowdoin County Park crossing Channingville Road. Traverse Bowdoin County Park via outer and inner loop trails as time permits. Out to New Hamburg station via Main Street.
  Accessible by train or car–contact leader for details.  
Leader: Shizuko

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Shizuko

>> March

Sun. Mar. 3.
BULL HILL TRAILS: A CIRCULAR.

(Hudson Highlands State Park)
From Cold Spring station use Rte 301 to Nelsonville Trail; digress for Split Rock/Lone Star trails triangle. Meet and use Washburn Trail to Bull Hill summit.  Descend on WT to Undercliff Trail and further descend to Brook Trail. Turn right and ascend Breakneck Ridge via the Notch trail. Then choose one of two alternate routes: left on BRT and out to Breakneck Ridge train stop via Breakneck Bypass and Wilkinson Trail; or proceed left on BRT to UT and out to Cold Spring via BT and Cornish Trail. NY-NJTC map 102.
  Accessible by train or car–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Virginia

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Sun. Mar. 10.
MANITOU, MANITOGA, AND LAKE LUCRETIA: A CIRCULAR.

(Hudson Highlands State Park)
(Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead.) From Manitou station explore the new trail system in Manitou Point Preserve; then via Rte 9D, hike the Manitoga Blue Trail (north side) to Lost Pond. Continue to Osborne Loop, following counterclockwise to Appalachian Trail; then AT to Carriage Connector. Use woods roads to Lake Lucretia and retrace to CC. Out to Garrison on OL, Sugarloaf, and Glenclyffe trails, including Red Trail and Arden Point. NY-NJTC Map 101.
Leader: Kelly
  Accessible by train or car–contact leader for details. 

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Sun. Mar. 17.
GLACIAL ERRATIC–ROCKEFELLER STATE PARK PRESERVE: A CIRCULAR.

(Hudson River Valley)
From Philipse Manor station use local streets to enter Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and use gate leading to the Old Croton Aqueduct. Hike OCA north, cross Rte 117, and use connector to RSPP’s 13 Bridges Trail. Thereafter via other paths, visit Glacial Erratic. Retrace and hike along Swan Lake, and then various trails including Equestrian Access Trail to cross and re-cross Rte 117 to enter east side of RSPP. Via Lucy’s Loop Trail, re-enter west side and, via Stone Barns Center, return to OCA then out to Philipse Manor station.
  Accessible by train or car–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Lisa

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New York City hike leader, Lisa

Sun. Mar. 24.
WATCHUNG RESERVATION CIRCULAR.

(New Jersey)
From Summit station use local streets to enter Reservation via bridle path and hike various trails within, including History and Sierra Trails, passing the quarry, Old Mill, Seeley’s Pond, Deserted Village, and Felt House Museum.
  Accessible by train or car–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Zee

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Zee

Sat. Mar. 30.
55TH SEMI-ANNUAL SUPERHIKE: ARDEN TO NYACK.

(Harriman State Park, Hudson River Palisades)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Arden hike Appalachian Trail past Island Pond through Lemon Squeezer to Long Path. Continue on Long Path to Nyack passing Lake Skannatati, over Pole Brook Mountain, passing abandoned quarry, along Palisades rampart above Hudson River, and a grueling final climb up and over Hook Mountain. Strenuous, headlamps necessary. 29+ miles. NY-NJTC maps 118, 119, 112, 111, and 110. Drivers contact leaders in advance for possible shuttle.
  Accessible by bus or possibly by car shuttle–contact leaders for details.
Leaders: Lee and…

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… Ian

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NYC hike leader, LeeIan

Sun. Mar. 31.
No Sunday hike.

>> April

Sat. Apr. 6.
MANHATTAN TO BRONX TO MANHATTAN.

(Manhattan, Bronx)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Wall St. Pier 11 take scenic NYC Ferry passing under various East River bridges to terminus at Soundview, Bronx. Then hike various Bronx River parks to Woodlawn Cemetery. On to Van Cortlandt Park using Old Croton Aqueduct and John Muir Trails. Exit at Broadway/Mosholu Ave. Return to Manhattan’s Inwood/Isham Parks via Broadway Bridge. Early outs possible.
 Accessible by ferry–contact leader for details.
Leaders: Camille and…

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… Anna

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Sun. Apr. 7.
STORM KING CIRCULAR.

(Storm King State Park)
Hike various steep trails in Storm King State Park with spectacular Hudson River views. NY-NJTC Map 113. Leaders will meet group at Vail’s Gate bus stop for short car shuttle to trailhead.
  Accessible by bus or car–contact leaders for details.
Leaders: Todd and…

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…Bob

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NYC hike leader, Todd

Sun. Apr. 14.
PALM SUNDAY AT ST. JOHN’S IN-THE-WILDERNESS.

(Harriman State Park)
From Southfields, cross I-87 to Nurian Trail which use to Dunning Trail, thence to Long Path, passing Bowling Rocks. Meet and take Long Path to St. John’s in-the-Wilderness Episcopal Church for annual hikers’ non-denominational service at 3:00 pm, with reception afterward. Out to Sloatsburg via flat woods roads. NY-NJTC map 118.
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details.
Leader: Ingrid

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NYC hike leader, Ingrid

Sat. Apr. 20.
BABYLON TO DEER PARK, LONG ISLAND.

(Long Island)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Babylon Station loop Argyle Park, then explore trails in Southards Pond Park & continue north through Belmont Lake State Park. Use local streets to Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve and explore hiking and bike trails in this pine barrens environment. Out to LIRR Ronkonkoma branch Deer Park Station for return to Penn Station.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Don

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NYC hike leader, Don

Sun. Apr. 21.
No Sunday hike. 
Sat. Apr. 27.
HOEFERLIN MEMORIAL TRAIL.

(New Jersey)
(Note: this is a Saturday hike.) From Ramapo College, use Rte 202 to enter Ramapo Valley Reservation (at NY-NJTC HQ) and via Yellow, Blue, White, and Halifax trails meet Hoeferlin Memorial Trail at its northern end. Thereafter hike south on HMT for its entirety. Out to Pompton Lakes buses on local streets. (Earlier exit available at Matapan Rock.) Late return. NY-NJTC map 115.
 Accessible by bus––contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eve

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nyrambler hike leader, Eve

Sun. April 28.
No Sunday hike. 

>> May

Sun. May 5.
STAHAHE HIGH PEAK.

(Harriman State Park)
From Southfields cross I-87 and take woods road at right, which follow round to Lake Stahahe (west side) and thence to Nurian Trail. Cross Stahahe Brook on NT and use Stahahe Brook Trail to Arden-Surebridge Trail, which use (left) to join Appalachian Trail near Elk Pen. Follow AT east to Island Pond Road. Turn south on IPR and hike to the White Bar Trail with jogs on AST and Dunning Trail, and diversion to Stahahe High Peak. Retrace from High Peak to IPR and out to Tuxedo Park and Ride bus stop via WB and Parker Cabin Hollow Trail. NY-NJTC maps 119, 118.
 Accessible by bus–contact leaders for details. 
Leaders: Lilian and…

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… Kelly

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Lilian

Sat. May 11.
NURIAN TRAIL MAINTENANCE.

(Harriman State Park)
(Note: this is a Saturday trip.) A full working day clearing and improving the NY Ramblers’ section of this Harriman Park trail. Bring clippers and other garden tools you possess. NY-NJTC map 119.
 Accessible by bus–contact leader for details. 
Supervisor: Trails Committee Chair

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Hike leader, Ben

Sun. May 12.
No Sunday hike.
Sun. May 19.
WESTCHESTER: A FARM, A GARDEN, A RESERVOIR.

(Westchester)
Visit Muscoot Farm to welcome the lambs, calves, piglets and other farm animals born this spring, then use perimeter trails to Lasdon Park and Garden, exploring trails within. Thence to Angle Fly Preserve, concluding on the Kennedy Trail past Muscoot Reservoir and into Goldens Bridge. About 13-14 miles at an unhurried pace. Cars helpful – drivers contact leader in advance. Awful weather cancels. Leader meets group at Katonah station.
  Accessible by train and car–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Eileen

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Fri. May 24 – Mon. May 27.
BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS.

(Massachusetts)
Spend three days hiking in western Massachusetts, mainly on the Appalachian Trail. Overnights at Virginia’s house. Strenuous. Ramblers members only, with at least 3 Ramblers hikes under their belt. Contact leader or host in advance–sorry, but space is limited so the earlier the better.
 Accessible by car–contact leader or host for details. 
Leader: Chris Z. and…

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… Host: Virginia

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NYC hike leader, Chris

Sun. May 26.
CONNETQUOT PRESERVE.

(Long Island)
From Great River station use woods trail south to Union Avenue. Jog left and connect with Long Island Greenbelt Trail. Use LIGT northwards to Connetquot River State Park Preserve entrance. Leave LIGT and hike various trails in the preserve including Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow. Exit either to Great River or Central Islip.
 Accessible by train–contact leader for details. 
Leader: Clive

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Clive

 

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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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