Hiking in NY

Hiking in New York
Lake Minnewaska and Catskills - Photo: Bill Roehrig

Many trails await to discover the outdoors in New York. Destination Guides raise awareness around these popular destinations and mindful usage of trail lands. The Featured Hikes are the latest of our Hikes of the Week.

Guides to Destinations in New York

Hudson Highlands view south from Breakneck Ridge, , Breakneck Ridge - Photo Mike Lee
Breakneck Ridge

Often called ‘the most popular day hike in America,’ Breakneck Ridge is a challenging climb in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve about 90 minutes north of New York City. The trails on Breakneck...

The Blue Hole on Rondout Creek in the Sundown Wild Forest
Blue Hole

Blue Hole is no longer one of the best kept secrets in the Catskills—it's now one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northeast. Due to this boom in popularity,...

, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Park, New York. Photo by Jeff Senterman., Winter at Kaaterskills Falls - Photo Michael Houlihan
Kaaterskill Falls

A short, steep hike takes you to the base of one of New York State's tallest waterfalls.

Though Kaaterskill Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the Catskills, it's also...

Pine Meadow Lake

Pine Meadow Lake is popular spot for day hikes in Harriman State Park. It is easily accessible by car and public transportation. The most direct route to the lake from the Reeves Meadow Visitor...

, Beavers live here.
Echo Lake

Echo Lake and the beavers that call it home offer serene overnight camping spots and a lean-to for small groups as a reward for several miles of moderate hiking from Platte Clove Road. Views atop...