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.

Saturday, April 19

ADK-MH. Hyde Park Trail “Kickoff” for 2014. Leader: Salley Decker, 845-454-4206, [email protected] (email before April 14). Meet: 12:45pm at parking behind former Pete’s Famous restaurant on Rt. 9 in Hyde Park. New path will be introduced, followed by guided hike on new Arboretum Trail in Winnikee Nature Preserve.

SW. Walk Across New Jersey, Part X. Leader: Craig Nunn, [email protected], 551-206-6823. Meet: email or phone leader week beforehand for details. 10-14 basically flat miles at moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths. From South Orange RR station to Branch Brook Park in Newark, where hopefully the cherry trees will be blooming. Very bad weather cancels. Suggested donation $3.

SW. Garrison to Manitou, NY. Leader: Marvin Malater, 718-376-3608. Meet: 8:25am at information booth at Grand Central Station. Linear 10-mile hike on forested rolling hills; moderate pace on climbs. Osborn Loop, Appalachian Trail, then into Manitou Nature Preserve and visit an old estate with paths overlooking the Hudson River. Return on 4:26 train from Manitou. Suggested donation $3.

Sunday, April 20

AMC-NYNJ. Sugarloaf Mtn. and Breakneck Ridge Trail, NY. Leaders: Nancy & Art Tollefson,[email protected], 212-727-8961 (before 9:30pm). Meet: 10am at Breakneck Ridge parking lot on Rt. 9D, just north of tunnel above Cold Spring, NY (8:44 Metro North train from Grand Central to Breakneck Ridge; leaders take train). Moderate-plus pace and about 2,400 ft. elevation gain (but not face of Breakneck), 8 miles. Enjoy panoramic views of Hudson River from East Hudson Highlands. Bad forecast may cancel; contact leaders eve before if in doubt.

UCHC. Lewis Morris Park, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Louise White, 973-746-4319, cell 973-856-3327. Meet: 10am Sunrise Lake at the lowest parking lot (right turn down the hill below boathouse). We will take various trails for about 4 miles at a moderate pace.

Tuesday, April 22

UCHC. Terrace Pond, Pequannock Watershed, W Milford, NJ. Leader: George Smith 973-778-3586. Meet: 10am, parking lot 7 on Clinton Road. Hike of about 6 miles at a moderate pace with lunch at scenic Terrace Pond.

Thursday, April 24

AFW. Peanut Leap Falls, Stateline Lookout, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Moderate hike at moderate pace; out by 2pm.

UCHC. Popolopen Torne, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Tom Schwartz, 201-656-2223 c 201-424-0786 [email protected]. Meet:10am at the Anthony Wayne ( north) parking lot off exit 17 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway. This will be a relatively flat hike approx. 9 miles long. Hiking up the torne is steep with only a short distance that is challenging. Lunch on top with an incredible panoramic 360-degree view, then down the easier other side of the torne, and back to Anthony Wayne.

Saturday, April 26

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

UCHC. Roosevelt Island, NYC. Leader: Marianne Vlazny 917-882-1612, [email protected]. Meet: 10:30am, Port Authority at the Sculptures. We will walk or take the subway to the tram and take it to Roosevelt Island. 5 miles. Bring water and snacks. 

Sunday, April 27

ADK-MH. West Mountain–Timp, Stony Point, NY. Leader: Mel Kleiman, [email protected], 845-216-6805. Meet: 10am at Anthony Wayne parking area, Harriman State Park. 9 difficult miles in the ‘high alpine meadows’ of Harriman.

NYR. Newfoundland to Haskell, NJ. Leader: Michael Chenkin, 917-703-5460 (please do not call between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday). Meet: call leader for details. We’ll take unmarked trails to Kanouse Mtn., then to Highlands Trail at Echo Lake. Then south and east through Norvin Green State Forest; out to Haskell on Posts Brook Trail.

IHC. Bare Rock Loop, Sterling Forest, NY. Leaders: Guy & Jen Percival, 973-590-7437, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Sterling Forest Visitor Center, 119 Old Forge Rd., Tuxedo, NY. Strenuous 9 miles. Explore this new trail, offering very pretty views both north and south. Bad weather cancels.

AFW. Appalachian Trail: Oil City Rd. to Rt. 94, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9am. Strenuous hike at moderate pace; out by 5pm.

UCHC. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ. Leader: Marianne Stock, cell 908-334-4227. Meet: 10am at Locust Grove parking lot. A moderate 5-mile hike at a steady pace, with one steep hill at the beginning. Steady rain cancels. Note: Brookside Drive is closed on Sundays between Glen Ave. and So. Orange Ave. so families can ride their bikes. Use alternate routes.

Saturday, May 3

SW. Annual Great Saunter, NY. Leader: For details on where to meet and how to register, call the Shorewalkers hotline at 212-330-7686 or go to www.shorewalkers.org. Meet: 7am. 32-mile walk, at a steady but not fast pace, around Manhattan’s rim. We keep to the waterside as much as possible: through more than 20 parks and touching dozens of communities and cultures. Rain or shine. Individual $20 ($10 each additional family member); children under 18 free.

UCHC. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ. Leader: Kathe Serbin, cell phone (day of hike) 973-715-0491. Meet: 10am Locust Grove parking lot, opposite Millburn RR Station. A very brisk hike of 4+ miles, 2.5-3 hours of ups and downs. Boots recommended. Bring water 

Sunday, May 4

ADK-NJR. Camp Smith Trail, NY. Leader: Deanna Felicetta, [email protected] or 845-216-2021. Meet: Please leave your name and contact phone number to register for meeting time and place. 8 miles, moderate-plus pace and terrain.

ADK-MH. Acra Point, Windham, NY. Leader: Sue Mackson, 845-471-9892, [email protected]. Meet: Contact leader for details and car pool options. 3.3 miles and 1,000 ft. elevation gain, or 5.2 miles/1300 ft. if we add Burnt Knob. Moderate pace on this well-known trail, part of the Escarpment Trail in the Catskills. Excellent views and spring wildflowers.

NYR. New Rochelle to Manhattan, NY. Leaders: Camille Cooper, 212-838-0714, [email protected], and Anna Marynowska, 718-384-2908. Meet: call leaders for details. From station in New Rochelle we’ll take local streets across bridge to historic Glen Island Park, with its castle. Then south on Shore Road, East Coast Greenway, stopping at Bartow-Pell Mansion. Trail back to East Coast Greenway, then across the Bronx. Fordham Rd. across University Heights Bridge to Manhattan. Visit all five Sherman Creek parks. Out to Dyckman St. (#1 train station).

AMC-NYNJ. Rockefeller State Park, NY. Leader: Bob Susser, 212-666-4371, [email protected] (contact leader the week beforehand to confirm walk is still on). Meet: Take 10:20am MetroNorth Hudson Line train from Grand Central, arriving Philipse Manor at 11:12; sit in first or second car. Leisurely 6-mile stroll on shady carriage paths and wooded lanes, with many panoramic vistas.

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

UCHC. Pyramid Mountain, Montville, NJ. Leader: Kathe Serbin, cell phone (day of hike) 973-715-0491. Meet: 10am Pyramid Mountain Visitor Center parking lot. 4-5 mile brisk hike with some steep sections, about 2.5 hours. Boots recommended.

Monday, May 5

UCHC. Jockey Hollow National Park, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Betty Mills, 973-975-5264. Meet:10am at Visitors Center parking lot. A pleasant walk in our national treasure. Hiking boots strongly recommended. Bring water. Steady rain cancels.

Thursday, May 8

UCHC. Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz, NY. Leader: Joyce Breach 973-875-4376; day of hike: (C) 973-229-9140; [email protected]. Meet: 10am at the lake parking lot (upper lot) in Minnewaska. ($8. fee for parking.) A 7+ mile moderately difficult hike. Some steep climbs, rocks, and a small knife edge. Early supper or snack at the Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant.

Saturday, May 10

ADK-MH. Nuclear Lake, Pawling, NY. Leader: Ellen Zelig and Bill Beehler, 845-473-5557. Meet: 10am; call leaders for details. Pleasant 3-mile hike around the lake, with a possible stop for ice cream afterwards. Bring picnic lunch to enjoy by the lake. Rain cancels.

SW. Garrison/Sugarloaf, East Hudson Highlands, NY. Leader: Marvin Malater, 718-376-3608. Meet: 8:25am at Grand Central Terminal info booth. 11 miles on forested rolling hills; moderate pace on climbs. Osborn Loop, Sugarloaf Hill So., Appalachian Trail, Curry Pond Traverse, West Point Overlook at Arden Point. Suggested donation $3.

AFW. Black Rock Forest, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9am. Strenuous hike at moderate pace; out by 4:30pm.

UCHC. Hartshorne Woods County Park, Middletown, NJ. Leader: Richard Perlmutter, 908-289-8853, [email protected]. Meet: 10am at the Rocky Point parking lot. Beautiful views of the Navesink River and the Atlantic Ocean. Moderate pace, with lots of ups and downs, but none especially difficult. Hike concludes about 12:30pm. 

Sunday, May 11

AMC-NYNJ. BYOB Hike (Binoculars, That Is), Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Nancy Tollefson,[email protected], 212-727-8961 (before 9:30pm). Meet: 9:20am at commuter lot on East Village Rd. in Tuxedo, NY (8:30 Shortline bus from Port Authority to Tuxedo; leader takes bus). Moderate 6 miles with some gentle hills. Come view the annual migration; past springs have featured many colorful warblers along Victory Trail and Lake Skenonto. Forecast of heavy rain cancels.

IHC. Tuxedo Circular, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Roy Williams, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Tuxedo metered lot (free on weekends), 1 East Village Rd., Tuxedo, NY. Moderately strenuous. Hike north on R-D trail towards Parker Cabin Mtn., then various trails back to Tuxedo. Bad weather cancels.

AMC-NYNJ. NJ Botanical Garden Hike. Leader: Tom Parliament, [email protected], 845-634-4116 (call before 10:30pm). Meet: contact leader for meeting time and place. Moderate 8 miles with hills. Scenic hike along the Halifax Trail and beyond. Afterwards we’ll walk the gardens to enjoy the spring colors; azaleas should be in bloom.

AMC-NYNJ. Central Park Tree Walk (Southern Part), NY. Leader: Bob Susser, 212-666-4371, [email protected] (contact leader the week beforehand to confirm walk is still on). Meet: 10:30am just inside Time-Warner Building at Columbus Circle. Relaxed Mother’s Day stroll to identify some of the trees in Central Park. Many stops; ending about 3pm.

Monday, May 12

AMC-NYNJ. Battery Park to Fort Lee Historic Park, NY. Leader: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected]. Meet: 9:20am outside Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan. 14 miles at a brisk pace with brief stops at sites along the way. Hudson River Greenway, High Line elevated park, Little Red Schoolhouse under the George Washington Bridge. Heavy rain cancels.

UCHC. Turtle Back Rock, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, NJ. Leader: Len Shnitzer, 732-499-9176. Meet: 10am at Turtle Back parking lot on Walker Road for a level hike to the Girl Scout Oval and back.

Tuesday, May 13

AFW. Island Pond, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Easy hike at leisurely pace; out by 2pm.

UCHC. Weis Ecology Center, Wanaque, NJ. Leader: Carolyn and Jim Canfield, 973-728-9774.

Meet: 10am, Weis Ecology Center. A moderate to strenuous 6 to 7 mile hike going up and down Norvin Green State Forest looking for spring flowers.

Wednesday, May 14

UCHC. Lewis Morris Park, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Louise White, 973-746-4319, cell 973-856-3327. Meet:10am at Sunrise Lake at the lowest parking lot (right turn down the hill below boathouse). Various trails for about 4 miles at a moderate pace.

Saturday, May 17

ADK-MH. Hyde Park, NY. Leader: Mike Cunningham, 203-748-7233 (call 7-9pm), [email protected] (email before May 16 noon). Meet: 9:30am at Roosevelt Farm Lane parking, just west of Rt. 9G. Shuttle required. 6 miles at moderately fast pace. Hike 5 different trails in one day and earn a free Hyde Park Walkabout patch.

SW. George Washington Bridge and Beyond, NY. Leader: Cy Adler and friends, [email protected]. Meet: 10am at info booth in GWB Port Authority bus terminal, @ 178th St./Broadway (A train to 178th). Walk over the bridge, then down 400 stone steps to Hudson shore and north for 5-8 miles. Spectacular views, waterfall. Bad weather cancels. Suggested donation $3.

AMC-NYNJ. Bronx Botanical Garden. Leader: Bob Susser, 212-666-4371, [email protected] (contact leader the week beforehand to confirm walk is still on). Meet: 9:45am just inside the Mosholu Gate (9:23 Harlem Line train from Grand Central, arriving Botanical Garden station at 9:42). Roses, tulip trees, forest walk; about 3 miles and ending about 3pm. Bring lunch or buy at cafeteria. Free admission before 10am on Saturdays. 

Sunday, May 18

NYR. Bradley Mine and Bottlecap Trail, Harriman State Park. Leaders: Lee Ruelle and Eve Proper, [email protected]. Meet: contact leaders for details. A-SB trail over Green Pond Mtn. to Crooked Rd. and White Bar Trail. A-SB and Bottlecap Trail, over Surebridge Mtn. woods road to Hurst Trail, then AT and Arden Valley Rd., pausing at Bradley Mine. Back on Long Path, AT through the Lemon Squeezer and past Island Pond.

AFW. Blue Mountain Lakes, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Moderate hike at a moderate pace; out by 3pm.

UCHC. Cheesequake State Park, Matawan, NJ. Leader: Mae Deas, 732-922-4251; cell day of hike only 908-405-1016. Meet: 10am at the Bathhouse parking lot. (Restrooms at visitor center at entrance to park.) Moderate hike of 4-5 miles on a variety of trails in a diverse blend of ecosystems. Some level terrain, ups and downs, and boardwalks. There can be some wet areas, so wear good boots and bring water. Some pink lady slippers may open up in time for our visit.

Tuesday, May 20

UCHC. Storm King Mountain, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Leader: Joyce Breach, 973-875-4376; day of hike (C) 973-229-9140); [email protected]. Meet: 10am at Stowell Trailhead at Storm King parking lot off Storm King Highway (Rt. 218). A 6-mile hike with 1500 feet of elevation gain. We will hike up from the Hudson River to Storm King Mountain and back down.

Wednesday, May 21

UCHC. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Hillsborough, NJ. Leader: Lynda Goldschein 908-757-7058; day of hike only, cell 908-347-5012. Meet: 10am at Sourland Mountain Preserve. Hike 4.5 miles (2.5 hours). Rocky and uphill in the beginning, then meanders through the preserve along a stream and back out onto a meadow passing a lake back at the parking lot.

Thursday, May 22

UCHC. Cannonball Trail End to End-Mahwah/Pompton Lakes, NJ. Leader: Dave Hogenauer, 973-762-1475; day of hike only, cell 973-901-0824. Meet: 9:30am at the parking lot at southern end of the Cannonball Trail on Barbara Drive in Pompton Lakes (see directions below). Hike the entire length (7.7 miles) of the Cannonball Trail. Starting at Ramapo County Reservation in Mahwah, hike the 2.8 miles to Bear Swamp Lake, some of which is moderately steep, at a moderate pace. Snack at the lake. Then hike the Cannonball at a fast pace, with its slight ups and downs, completing the hike at its southern terminus. Hike total 10.5 miles with completion a little after 3:00. DIRECTIONS: Take I-287 to exit 57 (Skyline Drive). Turn south at the exit ramp on West Oakland Rd. which will turn into Colfax at the town border. Drive for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Schuyler (soon after sign to Wayne). Schuyler dead ends into Barbara Drive. Turn right and go to its end (.1 miles). 

Saturday, May 24

SW. Bay Ridge to Sunset Park, NY. Leader: Bob Lazzaro, [email protected]. Meet: 10:30am outside last stop of R subway at 95th St. and 4th Ave. in Bay Ridge. Moderate 5 miles along Shore Rd., from Verrazano Bridge to Owl’s Head Park. Then follow the Greenbelt to 8th Ave. Chinatown to stop for lunch. After lunch brief tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. Suggested donation $3.

ADK-MH. Hike: Black Rock Forest Wanderings, NY. Leader: Georgette Weir, 845-462-0142 (call before 9pm), [email protected]. Meet: Contact leader for info and carpool directions. Moderately strenuous 6-7 miles at moderate pace. We’ll enjoy views, ponds, trails and woods roads in this scenic preserve in the Cornwall area.

UCHC. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ. Leader: John Gilris, 973-386-1168 .Meet: 10am at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum parking lot. Walk 3 miles around arboretum to Acorn Hall and back along Whippany River. Then cross street and continue another 2 to 4 miles on Patriots’ Path, whatever walkers prefer. Good for beginners.

Sunday, May 25

AMC-NYNJ. Central Park Tree Walk (Northern Part). Leader: Bob Susser, 212-666-4371, [email protected] (contact leader the week beforehand to confirm walk is still on). Meet: 10:30am in Dana Discovery Center, inside the park near 110th St./Lenox Ave. entrance. Relaxed stroll to identify some of the trees in Central Park. Many stops; ending about 3pm.

UCHC. Jockey Hollow National Park, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Jay Dibble, 908-289-8813. Meet: 10am at visitor center parking lot. Hike 5 miles at moderate pace, with a couple of steep sections. Boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels. 

Monday, May 26

AMC-NYNJ. Fort Lee Historic Park – Long Path/Shore Trail, NJ. Leader: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected]. Meet: 9:45am at Fort Lee Historic Park parking lot. Moderate 8 miles. Explore the historic park, then Burdette’s Landing in Edgewater Colony and lesser-known Carpenter’s Trail; great views. Heavy rain cancels.

Tuesday, May 27

UCHC. AT Trail Maintenance Day: Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt, NJ. Leader: Dave Hogenauer, 973-762-1475 (day of event only: cell 973-901-0824). Meet: 10 am at the Wawayanda Park Office. We will hike about 6 miles clearing spring growth as we go. Bring a trail clearing tool like lopping shears or hedge clippers or a bow saw. Remember gloves. We split into two groups, with one group walking the more challenging section from Long House Rd. to the state line, and the other walking the more level trail near Wawayanda. These are the sections of the AT assigned to our club by the NY-NJ Trail Conference.

Thursday, May 29

AFW. Tom Jones and Parker Cabin Mts., Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Moderate hike at a moderate pace; out by 2pm.

UCHC. Schunemunk Mountain, Mountainville, NY. Leaders: Carolyn and Jim Canfield, 973-728-9774. Meet: 10am at Schunemunk Mountain State Park parking lot. This moderately strenuous 8+mile hike is a loop along the Western Ridge and Jessup and gives us views along the ridge. 

Saturday, May 31

ADK-NJR. Skannatati Lollipop Loop, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Allison Tully, [email protected] or 845-656-0442. Meet: Contact leader for meeting time and place. 7 miles, moderate-plus pace and moderate terrain.

UCHC. Mt. Tammany, Delaware Water Gap Nat. Rec. Area. Leader: Pat Horsch, cell 908-693-8331 or email [email protected]. Meet: 9:30am Delaware Water Gap Dunnfield Creek / AT parking lot. Due to reduced parking available, recommend carpooling and/or arriving early. Contact leader for more info. A moderate to strenuous climb at a leisurely pace up the Tammany Trail to enjoy the spectacular view from Mt. Tammany overlooking the Delaware River. We stop there for a snack and photo op, then descend on the Blue Trail to a scenic waterfall. At the waterfall there will be an option for an early out back to the parking area, or to extend the hike along Dunnfield Creek, up the Holly Springs Trail, and back to the parking area via the AT. Approx. 2.5 to 3 hours. Boots highly recommended. Bring snacks and plenty of water. Steady rain cancels.

Sunday, June 1

AMC-NYNJ. Dater’s Mine, Augusta Mine and Beyond, NY. Leaders: Tom Parliament, [email protected], 845-634-4116 (call before 10:30pm). Meet: contact leader for meeting time and place. Moderate 9 miles with hills. After the mine visits we’ll head to Claudius Smith’s den for fine views of the Catskills, then to a pretty lake.

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

Monday, June 2

AMC-NYNJ. Huyler’s Landing/Dyckman Hill Loop. Leader: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected]. Meet: 9:45am at Englewood Boat Basin (exit 1 off PIP; contact leader about bus options). Moderate 8 miles. Long Path and Shore Trail with views, waterfalls, cliffs and historic features; a good beginner hike. Heavy rain cancels.

UCHC. Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation, S. Orange, NJ. Leader: Louise White, 973-746-4319, cell 973-856-3327. Meet: 10am Tulip Springs parking lot. We will take a mix of trails depending on conditions for about 4 miles at a moderate pace. Note: Brookside Drive is closed on Sundays between Glen Ave. and So. Orange Ave. so families can ride their bikes. Use alternate routes.

Sunday, June 4

ADK-NJR. West Mountain to the Timp. Leader: Deanna Felicetta, [email protected] or 845-216-2021. Meet: Please leave your name and contact phone number to register for meeting time and place. 9 miles, moderate-plus pace and terrain.

Thursday, June 5

UCHC. AT to Blue Mountain, Stokes State Forest, Branchville, NJ. Leader: Joyce Breach 973-875-4376 Day of hike: (C) 973-229-9140 [email protected]. Meet: 10am at Stokes Park Office. (Main Entrance on Coursen Rd.) Short shuttle to trail head. Hike 8+ miles, about 600’ elevation gain (sometimes steep), along the Steffen Trail, Red Maple, and Jacobs Ladder to AT to Blue Mountain and back out.

Saturday, June 7  NATIONAL TRAILS DA

NYNJTC. Visit nynjtc.org/calendar for details of planned events.

UCHC. Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park, NJ. Leader: Angela Coble 908-420-7915 (only call morning of hike if necessary). Meet: 10am. Take Parkway to Exit 153 for Route 3/ Rt. 46 West. Take Great Notch exit & make right onto Rifle Camp Rd, park entrance about 1 mile on right. Go to 2nd parking lot on right (Duck Pond). Mix of trails, about 4 miles. Moderately brisk pace.

Sunday, June 8

AMC-NYNJ. One-Way Hike to Suffern, NY. Leader: Art Tollefson, [email protected], 212-727-8961 (before 9:30pm). Meet: Contact leader for transportation info and shuttle instructions no later than Thursday before hike. 11 miles with hills at a moderately brisk pace. A rare chance to visit the southern end of the Suffern-Bear Mtn. Trail in Harriman State Park.

UCHC. Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ. Leader: Eck Khoon Goh, 908-790-0939. Meet: 10am at Trailside Nature Center parking lot on Coles Ave. A 4+ mile hike at a moderate pace. Boots strongly recommended. Rain cancels.

Monday, June 9

AMC-NYNJ. Closter Dock/Huyler’s Landing Loop, NJ. Leader: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected]. Meet: 9:45am at upper parking area, park/police headquarters, PIP exit 2 (contact leader about bus option). For this section, we’ll take it easy; a good beginner hike. Heavy rain cancels.

UCHC. Sunrise Lake, Lewis Morris Park, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Len Shnitzer, 732-499-9176. Meet: 10am at Sunrise Lake at LOWEST parking lot (right turn down the hill below boathouse). Enjoy moderate hike on various trails. 

Thursday, June 12

AFW. Townsend Trail and Long Meadow Loop, Sterling Forest, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9:30am. Moderate hike at a moderate pace; out by 1:30pm.

UCHC. Seven Hills Trail end to end, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Dave Hogenauer, 973-762-1475; day of hike only, cell 973-901-0824. Meet: 10am at Reeve’s Brook Visitors Center parking lot off Seven Lakes Dr. Hike the entire Seven Hills Trail from Lake Sebago boat launch to Reeve’s Brook. Some very steep rock scrambles and numerous wonderful views. A 7-mile moderate to fast paced hike ending approx. 3:15 pm.

Saturday, June 14

ADK-NJR. Norvin Green, NJ. Leader: Allison Tully, [email protected] or 845-656-0442. Meet: Contact leader for meeting time and place. 8 miles, moderate pace and moderate-plus terrain.

AFW. Allamuchy State Park, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9:30am. Moderately strenuous hike at a moderate pace; out by 2pm.

Sunday, June 15

IHC. Old Croton Aqueduct and Westchester River Walk, NY. Leader: Richard Mohovich, 201-675-6304, [email protected]. Meet: Contact leader to register and for details. Moderate 8-mile hike from Tarrytown to Hastings on Hudson, along the Old Croton Aqueduct and Westchester River Walk. Gravel/paved trails and streets, mostly flat. Walk through several towns, each with bars and drop-out points at train stations.

AFW. Mount Beacon, East Hudson Highlands, NY. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9am. Strenuous hike at a moderate pace; out by 4pm.

UCHC. Ramapo Reservation, Mahwah, NJ. Leader: Jay Dibble, 908-289-8813. Meet: 10am at the Reservation parking lot, off Rt. 202. Enjoy a 6.5-mile moderate pace hike to Ilgenstein Rock for beautiful views. Bring lunch. Out approx. 2pm. Optional detour to Hawk Rock for more views coming back. Both views require steep climbs.

Tuesday, June 17

UCHC. Bearfort Ridge, Abraham S. Hewitt State Park, West Milford, NJ. Leader: Jay Beilis, 201-483-8220. Meet: 10am at A&P parking lot. A moderate 7-mile hike up the white trail hoping to view the rhododendrons in full bloom to Surprise Lake.

Wednesday, June 18

AFW. Clinton Walking Path. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Beginner hike at a leisurely pace; out by 2pm.

Thursday, June 19

UCHC. Ramapo Valley Reservation, Mahwah, NJ. Leader: Mike Handelsman, 718-884-2869, [email protected]. Meet: 10am at parking lot on Rt. 202. An 8-9 mile hike in this scenic and hilly area. Starts with the steep climb up the Halifax (green) trail. Moderate to brisk pace.

Saturday, June 21

AFW. Appalachian Trail: Rt. 94 to Greenwood Lake. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9am. Strenuous hike at a moderate pace; out by 5pm.

UCHC. Mt. Minsi, Delaware Water Gap, PA. Leader: Pat Horsch, cell 908-693-8331. Meet: 10am at the Resort Point Overlook parking lot on Rt. 611. We will ascend along a little waterfall to meet the Appalachian Trail and head south, enjoying some beautiful views overlooking the Delaware River. Return on the fire road, then loop back to return to the cars. Mostly moderate terrain, but a little steep and rocky in a few sections. Boots recommended. Approx. 2.5 hours. Bring snacks and water. Steady rain cancels. Optional stop on the way home for the most incredible pie in the area! 

Sunday, June 22

AMC-NYNJ. Arden, Harriman State Park, NY. Leaders: Nancy & Art Tollefson,[email protected], 212-727-8961 (before 9:30pm). Meet: 9:25am at parking on Arden Valley Rd., just north of Southfields, NY (8:30 Shortline Bus from Port Authority to Arden; leaders take bus). Moderate-plus pace with substantial hills, 9 miles. Hike past Island Pond and Lemon Squeezer on various trails, including Lichen Trail and Appalachian Trail, in northern Harriman. Bad weather may cancel; call or email eve before if in doubt.

IHC. Laurel Blossoms, Harriman State Park, NY. Leader: Joe Tag, 908-938-4053, [email protected]. Meet: 9:30am at White Bar parking, 1400 Rt. 106, Southfields, NY. Strenuous 8-10 miles on White Bar, White Cross, R-D, and other trails. Join the search for laurel blossoms at the height of the season.

AMC-NYNJ. Highlights of Central Park. Leader: Bob Susser, 212-666-4371, [email protected] (contact leader the week beforehand to confirm walk is still on). Meet: 10am in Dana Discovery Center, inside the park near 110th St./Lenox Ave. entrance. Visit the North Woods, Conservatory Garden, the Ravine, Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, and the Ramble. Ending at about 1:15 at an inexpensive lunch place.

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

UCHC. Locust Grove Surprise, South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ. Leader: Gail Waimon, 973-467-4761. Meet: 10am at Locust Grove parking lot. Extra parking across the street if lot is full. 5+ miles on interesting trails. Boots recommended. Note: Brookside Drive is closed on Sundays between Glen Ave. and So. Orange Ave. so families can ride their bikes. Use alternate routes.

Tuesday, June 24

AFW. Assiniwikam Mountain, Norvin Green, NJ. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 9:30am. Moderate hike at a moderate pace; out by 1:30pm.

UCHC. Bearfort Ridge, Abraham S.Hewitt State Park, West Milford, NJ. Leader: Jay Beilis, 201-483-8220. Meet: 10am at A&P parking lot. We will revisit this area using a different route from last Tuesday. Approximately 7 mile hike with beautiful views.

Wednesday, June 25

AFW. Delaware Canal Path. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Beginner hike at a leisurely pace; out by 2pm.

UCHC. Loantaka Brook Reservation, Morristown, NJ. Leader: Terry Kulmane 973-644-4547 [email protected]. Meet: 10am at the South Street parking lot. A 5-mile moderately paced hike on wooded trails. Wear hiking boots. Steady rain cancels.

Thursday, June 26

UCHC. Reeve’s Brook Visitor Center, Harriman St. Park, NY. Leader: Jay Beilis, 201-483-8220. Meet: 10am at Reeve’s Brook Visitor Center off Seven Lakes Drive. This moderately strenuous hike will be approx. 7 miles long. We will hike on Seven Hills, HTS, Raccoon Brook, and Kakiat trails.

Saturday, June 28

UCHC. Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, NJ. Leader: Gail Waimon 973-467-4761. Meet: 10am at Tulip Springs parking lot to the right and back by the picnic area. A mix of trails, depending on conditions, for about 4 miles and 2 hours.

Sunday, June 29

AFW. Deer Park. Leader: call 973-644-3592 or visit www.adventuresforwomen.org for info and to register. Meet: 10am. Moderate hike at a moderate pace; out by 2pm.

IHC. Duke Farms and Fields, NJ. Leader: Al MacLennan, 908-955-7723, [email protected]. Meet: 9am at Duke Farm’s visitor center, 1112 Duke Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ; contact leader to confirm hike date. Moderate. Explore Duke Farms and its extensive fields. Please bring binoculars if you have them; there will be some to share. Bad weather cancels.

Monday, June 30

AMC-NYNJ. Forest View/Closter Dock Loop, NJ. Leader: Irv Reich, 917-913-2742, [email protected]. Meet: 9:45am at upper parking area, park/police headquarters, PIP exit 2 (contact leader about bus option). Moderate hike with hills; 7 miles. Views, cliffs, history, stairs and more stairs. Heavy rain cancels.