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Scheduled Trail Hikes by Member Hiking Clubs
The activities listed here are not sponsored by the Trail Conference, but are sponsored by our independent, member clubs. The clubs listed below submit hikes that are open to the public (some charge a fee for non-members). Participation is subject to club regulations and rules of the trail. You are responsible for your own safety. Wear hiking boots or strong, low-heeled shoes. Bring food, water, rain gear, first aid kit, and a flashlight in a backpack. Leaders have the right and responsibility to refuse anyone whom they believe cannot complete the hike or is not adequately equipped. Easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes are relative terms; call leader if in doubt. Hikes may change or be cancelled. You are urged to confirm hike details with leaders prior to showing up as circumstances are subject to change.
|ADK-MH||Adirondack Mountain Club-Mid Hudson Chapter|
|ADK-MO||Adirondack Mountain Club-Mohican Chapter|
|ADK-NoJR||Adirondack Mountain Club-North Jersey Ramapo Chapter|
|AFW||Adventures for Women|
|AMC||Appalachian Mountain Club-NY/North Jersey|
|CMC||Catskill Mountain Club|
|ECGA||East Coast Greenway Alliance|
|EHTPS||East Hampton Trails Preservation Society|
|FOCA||Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct|
|FPBP||Friends of Pelham Bay Park|
|FVYMCA||Frost Valley YMCA|
|GAHC||German-American Hiking Club|
|GS||Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center|
|IHC||Interstate Hiking Club|
|NJCF||New Jersey Conservation Foundation|
|NYHC||New York Hiking Club|
|NYNJTC||New York-New Jersey Trail Conference|
|NYR||New York Ramblers|
|PM||Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area|
|POWWW||Protect Our Wetlands, Water, & Woods|
|PPC||Palisades Parks Conservancy|
|RVW||Rip Van Winkle Hiking Club|
|SOAS||Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society|
|SSTRC||Salt Shakers Trail Running Club|
|TLR||Teatown Lake Reservation|
|TNC||Tenafly Nature Center|
|UCHC||Union County Hiking Club|
|UOC||University Outing Club|
|VSHC||Valley Stream Hiking Club|
|WWW||Wild Wyanokie Wanderers|
|WM13||West Milford 13ers|
|WTA||Westchester Trails Association|
Click the abbreviation for each club in the table above to go its website.
Saturday, May 25
NYHC. Hastings-Tarrytown/Old Croton Aqueduct, NY Leader: Ray Krant, 718-435-4994, call before 10pm. Meet: 9:30am at upper level information booth, Grand Central Station. Moderate 7 miles. Varied scenic views.
NYR. Victory Blvd. End-to-End, Staten Island, NY. Leader: Camille Cooper, 212-838-0714, Camille_cooper@earthlink.net; contact leader to confirm hike is still on. Meet: 9:15am at Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan for 9:30 ferry to Staten Island. Walk length of Victory Blvd. and various trails in surrounding parks.
UOC. Silas Condict Park, White Trail, NJ. A pristine lake and the historic Casino (a former speakeasy) are the focal points of this Morris County park. Enjoy the approximately three mile White Trail over varied terrain. Blazed in 2011, the trail has several moderate ascents and descents, rock outcrops, a rock tunnel and several panoramic views. We will enjoy a picnic lunch after the hike. Call Coleen Zdziarski (732-568-9241) or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Monday, May 27
AMC. Hudson Highlands, NY. Leader: John Denkowski, 212-865-5052, call 8-9:30pm. Meet: contact leader for time and location. Strenuous 10 miles. Scenic hike at a brisk but compassionate pace. Moderate and steep climbs rewarded with great views. Hiking boots and at least 2 quarts water required. Rain cancels.
Saturday, June 1, National Trails Day
NYNJTC. Kaaterskill Rail Trail, Opening Phase 1, NY. Find details at nynjtc.org/calendar.
NYNJTC, REI & Whole Foods. Trail outings. At Bear Mountain and other locations in the region. Learn more here.
NYHC. National Trails Day “Hike the Heights”, NY. Leader: Bob Ward, 718-471-7036, call after 8pm. Meet: 10:30am at 110th St. and Central Park West (SE corner). Moderate walk following the necklace of parks, ending at Highbridge Park. Part of the annual “Hike the Heights,” with music and food in festival setting.
HPT. Hyde Park Trail End-to-End, NY. Leader: For more information, contact Town of Hyde Park Recreation Department, 845-229-8086. Meet: 8:30am at Vanderbilt parking lot; must call to register as shuttle capacity is limited. We’ll take a shuttle bus to the start (at Top Cottage), and then hike 9 miles back to Vanderbilt.
AFW. Appalachian Trail: Rt. 23 to Oil City Rd. Leader: For information and to register call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am; registration required. Strenuous hike at a moderate pace; out by 5pm.
MHADK. Walkway Over the Hudson and Franny Reese Park, NY. Leader: Jean-Claude Fouere; contact 845-462-1909 or email@example.com for exact meeting time and carpooling information. This is the sixth in a series of hikes focused on the Hudson River. Approximately 4 miles, easy to moderate hike.
SSTRC. Byram Trails Cleanup, NJ. Contact: Robert Davidson, 973-476-6051.
WM13. Jungle Habitat Safari Park, West Milford, NJ. Leader: Don Weise, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet: 9am; contact leader for location and details. Discover remnants of this 1970’s Warner Bros. wild animal park. Choice of two hikes: 3.5-mile tour of safari area only or 7-mile hike on rugged trails in Burnt Meadow area. Cost: $8.
UOC. Leonard J. Buck Gardens. This is a nationally recognized rock garden, located in Far Hills, NJ. Begun in the late 1930s, it consists of a series of planted rock outcroppings and woodland gardens situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley. Some of the landscapes are like Monet paintings. The walk will be about 3 miles of easy to medium difficulty. Good walking shoes and a walking stick would be helpful. Contact Maya Chhabria (732-271-9447) or email@example.com for details.
Sunday, June 2
NJRADK. Wildcat and Townsend Trails, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: P. Tilgner, S. Gordon, 201-871-3531. Call for meeting place and time. Moderate 6.5-7 miles.
Friday, June 7-9
Discover The Rivertowns Weekend, NY. A weekend selection of events June 7-9 introduces visitors to a conveniently located short escape to the gateway to the Hudson Valley, the Rivertowns of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow, and the Aqueduct Walk. Go to: http://www.rivertownsny.org
Saturday June 8
UOC. Griggstown Birding, NJ. Join us for an organized bird watching event at the Griggstown Greenway in Franklin Township led by Audubon Society guides, Chris and Paula Williams. Contact John Clyde (732-208-2039) to register.
Sunday, June 9
NYNJTC. Our Summer Meeting with Hikes and Workshops. Arrow Park, Orange County, NY. See our calendar for details and to register: nynjtc.org/calendar.
PPC. Meet-up to Clean-up the Palisades. Volunteers meet the first Sunday of each month at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee (Edgewater or Englewood Cliffs park entrances/PIP Exit 1). Free. 10am –1pm. For more information: 201-768-1360 ext. 110. The park will provide trash bags, litter sticks, rubber gloves, and treats.
AFW. Duke Farms, NJ. Leader: For information and to register call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am; registration required. Easy hike; out by 1pm.
Saturday, June 15
AFW. Silas Conduit County Park, NJ. Leader: For information and to register call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am; registration required. Moderate hike; out by 12pm.
MHADK. Long Path, Sam’s Point–Minnewaska State Park, NY. Leader: Skip Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UOC. Natirar Park, Peapack, NJ. We have rescheduled our cancelled February outing to Natirar. We will have a leisurely walk on gentle and well-maintained paths and enjoy the beautiful scenery. For information, contact Jane Faulkner (908-874-8376) or email@example.com for meeting place.
Sunday, June 16
AMC. Hunt for the Elusive Shadberry, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Tom Parliment, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-634-4116, call before 10:30pm. Meet: contact leader for time and location. Moderate 8 miles. Leader knows a spot where shadberries hide; we’ll sample these unique fruits as we traverse southern Harriman State Park.
NJRADK. Bare Rock Vista, Sterling Forest State Park, NY. Leader: Fred Hodde, 973-728-3223.Call for meeting place and time. Moderate 6 miles.
Monday, June 17
AMC. South Mountain Reservation – Beginners Welcome, NJ. Leaders: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, email@example.com and Carol Ann Benton. Meet: contact leader for time and location. Nice sociable hike (7 miles and not very hilly) along the Lenape Trail to Hemlock Falls. Rain cancels.
Friday, June 21
SSTRC. Summer Solstice 5-Mile Run, Kittatinny State Park, NJ. Contact: Robert Davidson, 973-476-6051
Saturday, June 22
NYHC. Brooklyn Greenbelt and The Narrows, NY. Leader: Ray Krant, 718-435-4994. Meet: 1pm in front of Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, Brooklyn (take N train to Fort Hamilton Parkway, exit rear of train). Easy 7 miles. Mostly paved paths through various connected Brooklyn parks, and a trail that leads under the Verrazano Bridge.
AFW. Sam’s Point Preserve, NY. Leader: For information and to register call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am; registration required. Moderate to strenuous hike at moderate pace; out by 4pm.
Sunday, June 23
WWW. Giants Workshop, Mohonk Preserve, NY. Leader: Don Weise, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet: 8am; contact leader for location. Fast paced 10 miles; a rock scrambler’s dream. Explore Humpty Dumpty and the less-crowded crevice, Rock Rift. Cost: $8 plus parking fee.
Saturday, June 29
AMC. Harriman Four Lakes Hike. NY. Leader: Tom Parliment, email@example.com, 845-634-4116, call before 10:30pm. Meet: contact leader for time and location. Moderate 9 miles. Harriman State Park has a number of magnificent backcountry lakes and we’ll visit four of them. Long lunch stop at a lake; blueberries likely.
Sunday, June 30
AFW. Jenny Jump Forest, NJ. Leader: For information and to register call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 10am; registration required. Moderate to strenuous hike at moderate pace; out by 3pm.