Hike the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain on the 90th Anniversary of First Completed Segment

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm


Footsteps on the AT 

Note: The Appalachian Trail in New York remains open during the shutdown of the US Government.

Join the Trail Conference Sunday, Oct. 6, for a hike of the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain. We will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the official opening, on Oct. 7, 1923, of this first segment of the most well known long distance trail in the country and honoring the volunteers past and present who built and maintain it. 

This will be a strenuous hike up the moderate, still-new trail section on the east side of the mountain; then onto the still-under-construction stretch on the Upper East Face; then down the south side of the mountain. 3-4 miles.

Primary hike leader will be Ama Koenigshof, our Trail Builder and Educator, and Bear Mountain Trails Project Manager. She will talk about trail building techniques along the way, project highlights to come, and the role of volunteers. You'll never see trails the same way again!

Please click here to sign up if you plan to join us. We can then contact you if there are any changes in our plans. Thank you!

Meet: 9:00AM at the north end of the parking lot, near the Bear Mountain Inn. There is an $8/car parking fee. 

Note: Oktoberfest will be continuing at Bear Mountain. You can end your hike by joining the festivities. 

Ama Koenigshof
NY-NJ Trail Conference
Bear Mountain State Park