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.

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, c[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]