Find Your Next Hike with Our Interactive Map

August 29, 2017
Jeremy Apgar
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Find Your Next Hike with Our Interactive Map
Hiker Boots on the Catskill's Wittenberg Cornell Slide Trail. Photo by Heather Darley.


Did you know that more than 400 hike descriptions and 350 park descriptions are available on our website, and that you can find your next adventure using an interactive map?

Looking for more tips to get the most out of our interactive map? We’ve added additional instructions to help you take full advantage off all the features the hiker finder offers. You’ll find them right at the top of the new and improved Hike Finder Map.

To access this wealth of information on your desktop or mobile phone, visit our Hike Finder Map or simply click the green hiker icon at the top of any page on our website. You can then use an interactive map to select hikes and parks, or view all hikes and parks in sortable lists.

The map allows you to search for a hike or park by name, and/or use a variety of filters to narrow down your options. Want to find a moderate to strenuous loop hike, between 5-9 miles in length, that has views and allows leashed dogs? These filters, and many more, are available for you to adjust. You can also explore options right on the map by zooming in and out of the Google-style interface.

Once you have chosen and clicked on a hike, you can access a complete hike description, photos of some key features, written directions to the trailhead and information about available public transportation, links to available print and digital maps, and more. You can even grab a printable version of the description in the Let’s Go section, so that you can be sure to have all the essential information when you are out on the trail.

With a free website account, you can also save hikes to Your Favorites and, after you have gone on a hike, come back to rate your experience and provide a trip report. Our volunteers appreciate hearing praise for trails in great condition, concerns about trails needing some help, and any issues with the descriptions or supporting maps, so these trip reports are a simple way to get involved with our trail maintenance and improvement efforts.

If you haven’t checked out our improved website, be sure to visit soon and use these great resources to plan your next trip out on the trails!