Your Donation Can Support Hiking Trails in New York and New Jersey

Trail Conference staff and volunteers are working to bring hikers and walkers the best trails possible in New York and New Jersey.

  • 2,100 miles of trails and counting!
  • 1,800* volunteers and growing!
  • 75,000 hours (valued at $1,950,000) of donated volunteer time and increasing!

 *Includes off-trail volunteers.

Wherever you live in our area, you can find miles of trails to enjoy near you. See some of what we have accomplished this year. Then help us keep it coming for you by making a gift to the Trail Conference today! Please Donate Now.


New Jersey Region

In 2014, we supported 461 volunteers in more than 30 parks and preserves, maintaining 700+ miles of trails for public access. We are working to protect open space, maintain trails, and support our park partners—including along the Appalachian Trail and on trails at Norvin Green State Forest, High Point State Park, and Bergen County's popular Ramapo Valley County Reservation, where Ramapo College students have helped build the new Reservoir Trail.  AND, we produce the best trail maps available.  Help us do the work by making a gift.


East Hudson Region

We're working in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Columbia Counties and the five boroughs of NYC to maintain, build, and improve trails and open space. We are improving the hiking experience at Breakneck Ridge, where our trail stewards welcomed 30,000 hikers between Memorial Day Weekend and Columbus Day; at Fahnestock State Park, where our new Taconics Crew rebuilt an Appalachian Trail connection to Canopus Lake beach; and throughout Hudson Highlands State Park, and more. In 2014, we supported 301 volunteers on more than 400 miles of trails in 20+ parks. Help us do more in 2015!


West Hudson Region

We are advocating for and maintaining all your favorite hiking trails in Harriman-Bear Mountain, Minnewaska, Schunnemunk, and Storm King State Parks and other state parks and preserves in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. We're supporting 418 volunteers who are caring for more than 650 miles of trail in 10 of our region's biggest parks. We’re also creating new trail crews, working to keep casinos away from our parks, building new trails throughout the region, and keeping the Appalachian Trail in better-than-ever condition. Help us keep the momentum going!


Catskill Mountains Region

We’re supporting 200 volunteers who are maintaining 29 lean-tos, more than 200 miles of trails, and building new backcountry trails in the Catskills. We also are working with communities to increase outdoor tourism in the region, and with New York State's Dept. of Environmental Conservation to increase outdoor volunteerism through our newly launched Catskill Conservation Corps.  We can do much more with your support. Please give now!