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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about Parks, Hikes, Maps, the Trail Conference and Membership
How is the Trail Conference rated as a charity? America's largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, ranks the Trail Conference with its highest possible rating, 4 out of 4 stars. This is an indication of our sound financial management, good governance, adherence to best practices, commitment to accountability and transparency, and trustworthiness to the public.
When are you moving to the Darlington Schoolhouse? This is our number one question! And the answer is: As soon as we can raise the money to do the needed work! Keep up with the latest Schoolhouse news on our blog, or make a donation to help us get there!
I have a question about a specific park. Click to find info and contacts for hundreds of parks in our region.
I need info about Bear Mountain. Click here to learn about Bear Mountain State Park and to find additional relevant links.
I need info about Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Click here for trail info and relevant links about Ramapo Valley. For camping reservations, go to Bergen County Parks.
I need a great hike recommendation. You've come to the right place! Click here to find hundreds of detailed hike descriptions.
I’m looking for an easy hike. Click here for a list of easy to moderate hikes.
Where can I buy your trail maps for Harriman State Park? Many places, including at our office or website, at the Park visitor centers (Palisades Parkway, Reeves Meadow), Fort Montgomery Historic Site, Campmor, Ramsey Outdoors, Tent & Trails, HV Outfitters, REI, EMS, Paragon Sports, PIPC HQ in Alpine, Davis Sports Shop, Aunti El's Farm Market, Haywards Deli.
What are the benefits of TC membership? You get to work for free! :-) Actually, we do offer more than service opportunities. Click here to see the great benefits that you get when you support trails with your membership.
I’m not sure which map I need. Click here for a Map Locator (click on the image to see a bigger version)
Do you have any free maps? Yes, we do have a selection of simplified maps for many areas. Click here to see the maps that you can download for free.
Got maps for mobile? Yes indeed, and more all the time. Click here to learn more about our mobile maps.
I’m free this weekend. Can I come help for the day? Check out our trail crew schedule and see if one works for you.
How can I volunteer close to where I live? Start by clicking here to check our current volunteer opportunities on trail.
Do I need to join to volunteer? You don't have to be a member to go out with most trail crews.
What do trail maintainers do? Click here to see the job description for trail maintainer.
Are there any other ways to help beside on-trail? You bet! Click here to see some of the off-trail volunteer opportunities.
My Eagle Scout needs a project. We often work with Scout groups. The best way to start is to contact the Regional Program Coordinator for your area. Call the office at 201-512-9348 or click here to find him or her on our staff list.