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Trails and the lands they traverse require care, responsible use, and vigorous support by the people who enjoy them. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference leads this effort in our region.


What We Do

  • Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.


  • The Trail Conference recruits and organizes volunteers to keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails.


  • The Trail Conference is a nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 organizations that have a combined membership of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.


Don't take trails for granted.  

Support the Trail Conference and the volunteers who build and maintain the finest network of hiking trails--2,000 miles and counting!--in a major metropolitan area.

Join, volunteer, donate, or buy a Trail Conference map or book now. Learn more by clicking on the buttons at right.

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a 501(c)3 organization. Membership dues and donations to the Trail Conference are 100% tax deductible.

Our work is funded in part by member dues and the sale of Trail Conference maps, books, and other merchandise. In larger measure, however, we rely on donations by generous individuals, local business, corporations, foundations, and our program partners. 

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