Scheduled Trail Hikes by Member Hiking Clubs

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The activities listed here are not sponsored by the Trail Conference, unless otherwise noted. They 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.

 

CLUB CODES

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
FVCP Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
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
OC Outdoors Club
PM Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
POWWW Protect Our Wetlands, Water, & Woods
PPC Palisades Parks Conservancy
RVW Rip Van Winkle Hiking Club
SW Shorewalkers
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.

Thursday, July 10

AFW. Millstone Hill, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Saturday, July 12

SW. Rockland Lake to Nyack, NY. Leader: Marvin Malater, 718-376-3608. Meet: 9am at Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing (by white commuter statues); buy bus ticket with leader. 7 miles at moderate pace with climbs. Long Path along theHookMountain ridgeline, return to Nyack for optional dinner and/or visit to Hopper Gallery. Non-members suggested donation $3.

AFW. Sourland Mountain Preserve, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 10am, out by 2pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

ADK-MH. Black Rock Forest, Northern Loop, Cornwall, NY. Leader: Sue Mackson, [email protected], 845-471-9892. Meet: 3pm at trailhead; call leader for details and for carpooling. 5.5 miles with some hills, at an easy pace. Great views; walk is included in “50 Hikes in theLowerHudsonValley” by Green/Zimmerman. Optional extension of the day: meet at 7pm atBeaconPark near RR station. We’ll eat supper in the park, watching sunset, then walk theNewburghBridge to view the full moon. Contact leader to indicate your interest.

SW. Brooklyn Walk, NY. Leader: Tom McBreen, 516-238-8073. Meet: 10am at Delancey andEssex St. stop on F train (NW corner of Delancey). 5-6 hour walk at moderate pace with some hills. Walk over theWilliamsburgBridge, then downBedford Ave. toProspectPark. Heavy rain cancels. Non-members suggested donation $3.

SW. Rattlesnake Creek and Pelham Bay Park, NY. Leader: Tom Bergen, [email protected], 917-727-5507. Meet: 10:30am; contact leader for location. 10 miles, 5 hours, at moderate pace. SetonFallsPark,PelhamBayPark, ending atPelhamBay station of 6 train. Also visitOrchardBeach andCityIsland (but no seafood stop); stop for lunch at Fairway Mkt. Cage on Boston Rd. Non-members suggested donation $3.

Sunday, July 13

IHC. Bellvale Mountain & Bearfort Ridge. Leader: Ursula Davis, 973-786-7087. Meet: 9am at A&P parking lot,1938 Union Valley Rd. (GreenwoodLakeTpk.),Hewitt,NJ. Strenuous 10 miles. Hike the length ofGreenwoodLake, from Rt. 17A to Warwick Tpk. Rewards are wide, wonderful views of the valley and Ramapo Hills from the ledges of Bellvale Mtn. Bring lots of fluids. Bad forecast might alter route. Shuttle required.

AFW. Duke Farms, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1pm. Moderate hike at leisurely pace.

NYR. Arden to Mt. Ivy, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Ian Hochstead, [email protected]. Meet: Contact leader for details. From Arden, Appalachian Trail north through Lemon Squeezer to Long Path; out to Mt.Ivy on the Long Path, admiring the views from Big Hill shelter.

AMC. Blueberry Lake Hike, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Tom Parliment (845-634-4116) NCA 10:30 p.m., [email protected]). Contact leader for meet time & location. Harriman has a number of magnificent backcountry lakes and we will visit several of them. Long lake lunch stop. Blueberries likely.

Saturday, July 19

NYNJTC & ADK-MH. Hike to Echo Lake, Overlook Mtn. from Platte Clove, Catskills. Leaders: Georgette Weir, [email protected], and Jean-Claude Fouere, [email protected]; 845-462-0142. Meet: Contact leaders for meeting time and other info; put “Catskill hike” in subject line. Strenuous, moderately fast 8.2 miles. Beautiful in-and-out hike in the Indian Head Wilderness area; limited to 12 participants (DEC regulation). From Long Path trailhead onPlattekill Clove Rd., we’ll hike toEchoLake via Overlook Trail (then back). In addition to enjoying the lake, we’ll pass several streams, old quarry sites, two shelters, and a nice viewpoint. See work by Trail Conference volunteers.

Sunday, July 20

IHC. Johnsontown Circular, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Roy Williams, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Johnsontown circle,199 Johnsontown Rd. (end of road),Sloatsburg,NY. Moderately strenuous. Blue Disc trail over Almost Perpendicular, then to Dater Mine and possibly Augusta Mine, then to Claudius Smith’s Den. Rain or bad weather cancels.

AFW. Eagle Rock Reservation, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 10am, out by 2pm. Easy hike at moderate pace.

SW. East Side Shore Walk and Central Park, NY. Leader: Ellen Juro, 212-861-4267. Meet: 10am; call leader for meeting place and to register. 5 miles. Non-members suggested donation $3.

Monday, July 21

AMC. Sociables 50+ Weis Ecology, Norvin Green State Park Circular, NJ. Leader, Irv Reich C. 917-913-2742 H.718-494-4358 [email protected].  Drivers only. Meet 9:45 a.m. Rt. 287 north to Exit 55 for Wanaque, Pompton Lake and Rt. 511. Go north on Rt. 511 almost 4 miles to West Brook Rd. on left. Follow West Brook Rd. (going left at first fork) about 2 miles to Snake Den Rd. on left. Follow Snake Den Rd. 1 mile to Weis Ecology Center parking area on right. For directions and full description contact L for information.  All are welcome. Hike to Wyanokie High Point and Carris Hill for great views, with plenty of time after for a great swim in the natural pool (see http://www.highlandsnaturalpool.org). If you’ve never been in this area you are in for a treat. Bring lunch, sufficient wate,r and bathing suit. Heavy rain cancels.

Tuesday, July 22

AFW. Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Easy to moderate hike at moderate pace.

Saturday, July 26

IHC. Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Ulster County, NY. Leader: Craig Nunn, 551-206-6823, [email protected]. Meet: Meeting place and time will be announced via email a week beforehand. Strenuous hike between New Paltz and Rosendale; mostly flat on an easy trail, but 8-12 miles. Walk the impressive Rosendale trestle over Rondout Creek, opened to hikers June 2013.

Sunday, July 27

ADK-MH. Upper Manhattan Walk, NY. Leader: Sue Mackson, [email protected], 845-471-9892. Meet: Contact leader for meeting time and details. From Marble Hill Metro North station, walk about 4 miles, crossing the Harlem River throughInwoodHillPark, scene of Revolutionary War history with wonderful views of theHudson River. Continue toGeorgeWashingtonBridge; possible walk across the bridge and back. Optional supper inManhattan.

AFW. Valley of the Boulders, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am, out by 1pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Saturday, August 2

IHC. Highlands Trail Hike & Swim, NJ. Leader: Mac McCaulley, 973-398-3002, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Roland May Eves Mt. Inlet Sanctuary,445 Lakeside Ave. (Rt. 609),Hopatcong, NJ. Strenuous hike followed by a swim and picnic at leader’s place; bring bathing suit and a dish to share. Heavy rain cancels.

Sunday, August 3

NYR. Port Jervis – Delaware River Heritage Trail, NY. Leader: Dennis Gin, 212-925-2739. Meet: Contact leader for details. From Port Jervis station, Delaware River Heritage Trail to Rt. 6 and bridge over Neversink River to start of Lenape Ridge Trail. Hike Minisink Trail in its entirety. We’ll visit theTri-StateMonument, then out to station via DRHT and local streets.

AFW. Lake Nawahunta, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 10am, out by 1:30pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

SW. Brooklyn Bridge Walk, NY. Leader: Ellen Juro, 212-861-4267. Meet: 11am; call leader for meeting place and to register. 6 miles. Lunch at local restaurant (or bring your own). Non-members suggested donation $3.

Saturday, August 9

ADK-MH. Madam Brett Park, Beacon Walk, NY. Leader: Sue Mackson, [email protected], 845-471-9892. Meet: 3pm at park entrance. Walk this flat area along Fishkill Creek, a Scenic Hudson property; we may see Cardinal flowers blooming. Possible walk up toMain St. to see grounds of Madam Brett’s home, one of the oldest inDutchessCounty. Heavy rain cancels.

SW. Natural Beauty of the Hudson River: Manhattan and Bronx, NY. Leader: Tom McBreen, 516-238-8073. Meet: 9am at Fort Tryon Park (A train to 190th St.; take elevator upstairs to park). 6 miles, 4-5 hours, some hills. Walk overHenryHudsonBridge to Wave Hill. Bring lunch; heavy rain cancels. Non-members suggested donation $3.

Monday, August 11

AMC. Sociables, Ringwood, NJ. Leader, Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected].  All are welcome. Hike begins at 10am. Rt. 287 N to exit 55 to Rt. 511. Turn right onto Sloatsburg Rd.,  there should be signs for Ringwood. Right onto Morris Ave, go straight where there are stone lions on either side of the road and parking lot A will be on your left. For directions and full description contact leader for information. We hike from Skylands Manor to Ilgenstein Rock. Return for optional walk in the NJBG and swim at Shepherd Lake. Who could ask for more! Lunch, water, and bathing suit. Heavy rain cancels.

Thursday, August 14

AFW. Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Saturday, August 16

NYNJTC & ADK-MH. Warner Creek/Long Path and Devil’s Path on Plateau Mtn., Catskills. Leaders: Georgette Weir, [email protected], and Jean-Claude Fouere, [email protected]; 845-462-0142. Meet: Contact leaders for meeting time and other info; put “Catskill hike” in subject line. Strenuous, moderately fast 7.5 miles; short shuttle required. Warner Creek Trail and Devil’s Path, including short detour to summit of Plateau. Many great viewpoints; limited to 12 participants (DEC regulation). Starting and ending at different points on Rt. 214.

SW. Governors Island, NY. Leader: Tom Bergen, [email protected], 917-727-5507. Meet: 10:30am atBatteryMaritimeBuilding,10 South St., adjacent to Staten Island Ferry terminal. We’ll take the 11am (free) ferry to the island and spend about 3 hours there (5 miles): tour Fort Jay/Castle Williams, view the Jazz Picnic as we walk. Bring lunch or try the food trucks. Then take another ferry to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park for 4-mile walk along Brooklyn Heights Promenade and across Brooklyn Bridge, ending at City Hall Park. (Can join us for part of walk, and take return ferry on your own.) Non-members suggested donation $3.

HFMH. Third Annual Summit of Mount Washington, NH. This is a fund-raising hike sponsored by member club Hike for Mental Health. For details, visit www.hikeformentalhealth.org and click “Join a Hike.”

Sunday, August 24

IHC. Elk Pen, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Roy Williams, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Elk Pen parking,1004 Arden Valley Rd.,Southfields,NY. Moderately strenuous hike on variety of trails, including the Appalachian Trail past the Lemon Squeezer. Bad weather cancels.

SW. Triboro to Queensboro, NY. Leader: Tom Bergen, [email protected], 917-727-5507. Meet: 10am outside NY Sports Club at 151 E. 86th St., near 86th St./Lexington Ave. subway stop. 15 miles (6 hours) at moderate pace. Walk along East River, cross Ward’s Island and Triboro bridges toAstoria, toSocratesSculpturePark and along parks, then crossQueensboroBridge to return toManhattan. Numerous drop-out points. Deli stop after crossing Triboro Bridge, then eat lunch in Astoria Park. Non-members suggested donation $3.

Monday, August 25

AMC. Sociables South Mtn. Reservation Beautiful Hemlock Falls Loop 2C7(H). Leader: Irv Reich C: 917-913-2742 [email protected]. Beginners welcome. Hike begins from the Locust Grove parking area at 10 a.m. Hike along the Lenape Trail past historic Washington Rock for nice sociable hike to Hemlock Falls for lunch, returning on the Rahway Trail. For directions and more information http://nynjtc.org/hike/south-mountain-reservation. For directions and full description contact L. Bring food and water. Rain cancels.

Tuesday, August 26

AFW. Sterling Lake, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Easy hike at leisurely pace.

Saturday, August 30

IHC. The Amboys, NJ. Leader: Craig Nunn, 551-206-6823, [email protected]. Meet: Meeting place and time will be announced via email one week beforehand. Strenuous 8-12 miles, mostly flat, at moderately brisk pace. City streets and park paths in South Amboy andPerth Amboy; crossingVictoryBridge on theRaritanRiver. Bad weather cancels; contact leader after 7am morning of hike if uncertain.

Monday, September 1

AMC. Sociables 50+ Battery to Bear Mtn., Piermont to Nyack Circle, NY. Leader: Irv Reich, cell 917-913-2742, [email protected]. All are welcome. For directions and full description contact leader. A moderate to strenuous hike, among the longest listed on TC site, http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathold-erie-railroad-bed-loop-piermont-nyack.  Hike will begin at 10 a.m. from Piermont municipal parking lot. Six miles on the Long Path, including historic Rockland Cemetery and a pre-WWI rifle range, with the return on the Old Erie Railroad Bed. Bring water and lunch. Rain cancels.

Saturday, September 6

AFW. Fahnestock State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am, out by 3pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Monday, September 8

AMC. Battery to Bear Mtn., Part 8 – Buttermilk Falls / Nyack Beach State Park Circ.  A hike on part of the Long Path less taken, we will start out in Buttermilk Falls at 9:45 a.m. and before reaching Nyack Beach parking area we will turn back, taking a walk through the wealthy residential community of Upper Nyack and then through town. Click for directions.  Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 5N (Route 303). Proceed north on Route 303 for 2.1 miles and bear right at a fork onto Greenbush Road North (do not turn very sharply right at the first intersection with Greenbush Road at 2.0 miles). Continue on Greenbush Road for 1.2 miles to the parking area for Buttermilk Falls County Park, on the right. Bring food and drink. Heavy rain cancels. Leader Irv Reich H. 718-494-4358 C. 917-913-2742, [email protected]

Tuesday, September 9

AFW. High Tor, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Easy hike at leisurely pace.

Saturday, September 13

AFW. Stonetown Circular, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am, out by 2:30pm. Strenuous hike at moderate pace.

Sunday, September 14

IHC. Lake Sonoma, Overlook Rock and Manaticut Point, NJ. Leader: Al DiCianni, 973-455-7262, [email protected]. Meet: 9:30am at yellow blazed trailhead, 20 Crescent Dr.,Ringwood,NJ. Moderately strenuous 7 miles, 4-5 hours. Hike the new Long Loop inNorvinGreenStateForest, with climbs and great views.

Saturday, September 20

AFW. Ramapo Mtn. State Forest, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 2:30pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Sunday, September 21

IHC. Reeves Meadow, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Roy Williams, [email protected]. Meet: 9am atReevesMeadowVisitorCenter,7 Seven Lakes Dr.,Southfields,NY. Strenuous hike on Pine Meadow and Kakiat Trails, then the Seven Hills Trail over Diamond Mtn. Bad weather cancels.

AFW. Campgaw. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 10am, out by 1:30pm. Easy to moderate hike at leisurely pace.

SW. Roosevelt Island Walk, NY. Leaders: Ken King, [email protected] or 631-991-8170, and Phillis Spisto, 516-547-0497. Meet: 11:15am at Penn Station (or noon at Citicorp food court, 53rd St. atLexington Ave). 3-5 miles at slow pace. We’ll take tram, walk to new Four Freedoms Memorial, then walk perimeter ofRoosevelt Island. Bad weather cancels. Bring lunch. Non-members suggested donation $3.

Monday, September 22

AMC. Battery to Bear Mtn., Part 9 – Hook Mtn. South. A very scenic medium paced hike with many ups and downs, meeting in Nyack Beach State Park at 9:45 a.m. We will hike along the Long Path to the top of Hook Mountain and enjoy a magnificent view of the area and parts of the upper and lower Hudson River valley, and return along the shore trail. Bring food and water. Click for detailed directions . Heavy rain cancels. Leader Irv Reich H. 718-494-4358 C. 917-913-2742, [email protected]

Thursday, September 25

AFW. Valley of the Boulders, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9:30am, out by 1:30pm. Moderate hike at moderate pace.

Sunday, September 28

IHC. Terrace Pond and Bearfort Fire Tower, NJ. Leader: Chris Davis, 973-590-7437 (guy Percival), or [email protected]. Meet: 9am at1373 Clinton Rd. (parking lot P7), WestMilford, NJ. Strenuous 9+ mile circular fromClinton Rd. trailhead, visiting Bearfort fire tower and Terrace Pond. Bad weather cancels.

AFW. Greenwood Lake to Rt. 17A. Leader: call 973-644-3592 for info and to register, or www.adventuresforwomen.org. Meet: 9am, out by 5pm. Strenuous hike at moderate pace.

Sunday, September 28

NYR. Old Croton Aqueduct and Union Church of Pocantico Hills, NY. Leader: Clive Morrick, 212-242-0931, [email protected]. Meet: Contact leader for details. From Philipse Manor station we’ll take local streets toSleepyHollowCemetery, leading to Old Croton Aqueduct and Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Various trails to Rt. 448 to Union Church, where we’ll view Chagall and Matisse windows ($7 entrance fee). Return to Old Croton Aqueduct past Stone Barns center.

Monday, September 29

AMC. Battery to Bear Mtn., Part 10 – Hook Mtn. North. Great scenic views on the Long Path and the Treason Trail, with a stop at the very unique sculpture garden, returning along the shore trail of Rockland Lake. Drivers only. Meet 9:45 a.m. Take the main road to Landing Rd past fire station, and park just before the barricade. Click for detailed directions. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Irv Reich H. 718-494-4358 C. 917-913-2742, [email protected]