Saturday, 4/1 Ramapo Torne Circular B 5.1 B+
Roland Autran autran@msn.com (h) 201-886-9119 (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Drive. Our hike will take us on the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, Hillburn-Torne-Sebago and Reeves Brook Trails. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Sunday, 4/2 Jordan Pond Loop B 7.5 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 A scenic hike in Fahnestock State Park. Meet at 9:30 AM where the Charcoal Burners trail crosses Route 301 (approximately 3.6 miles east of the intersection of Routes 301 and 9). The trail route will include views of Jordan Pond and Clove Creek. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC East Hudson map 103.

Thursday, 4/6 Island Pond B 6.6 B
Roland Autran autran@msn.com (h) 201-886-9119 (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at the Elk Pen Parking lot off Route 17 - Arden Valley Road. Hike East on the Appalachian Trail (AT) to the Arden-Surebridge (R) all the way back to the AT and West to return to the Elk Pen Parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Saturday, 4/8 Pyramid Mountain B 4/5 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com This will be a loop hike past Tripod Rock using a variety of trails. There is quite a bit of elevation change and significant climbing. See the Morris County Parks website http://m66.siteground.biz/~morrispa/index.php/parks/pyramid-mountain-natural-historic-area for directions and info. Bring water and a light snack. Meet in the Pyramid Mountain Visitor’s Center parking lot at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Joint with Sierra Club. TC North Jersey map 125.

Sunday, 4/9 Summer Hill Loop B 5.5 B
Despina Metaxatos dmetaxatos@hotmail.com 201-952 4151 Meet 10 AM at the parking area on Rte. 6 where the long path crosses,about 1 mile from the Long Mountain traffic circle. Hike on the Long Path, Anthony Wayne, 1779 and PG Trails around Summer Hill. Short side trip up to the Torrey Memorial located on Long Mountain. Rain cancels hike. Contact hike leader to register. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Thursday, 4/13 Tuxedo Loop B 7 B
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-086 rfwoot@gmail.com
Meet at 10:00 AM at Fisherman’s Parking pull-off on Village Road just past Tuxedo R.R. Station Parking Lot. Trails: Ramapo Dunderberg to Blue Disc to Kakiat back to Tuxedo. Lunch at the Elbow Brush or where the Blue Disc meets the Kakiat Trail, depending on our speed. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Thursday, 4/13 In The Woods C 4/6 B/C
Richard Sumner 845-362-8470 rls@rsumner.com Harriman or nearby parks. Call or e-mail for details the week of the hike. Details will also be posted on Facebook and the Yahoo group.

Saturday 4/15 Kanauwake Conundrum B 7 B
Dean Gletsos 845-354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com A hike at a moderate pace, not for runners! Lunch at a vantage point overlooking a beautiful lake. Visit several man-made lakes and a shelter. Meet at 9 AM at the Sloatsburg Municipal parking lot, east side of Rt. 17 in Sloatsburg, where we will wait for the bus people. Then we will move to the starting point. Be prepared to adjust for conditions and have enough food and water. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Sunday, 4/16 Red Back Loop, Sterling Forest B 6.55 B
P.Tilgner/S.Gordon petertilgner@icloud.com (h) 201-871-3531 (c) 201-681-0592 The Red Back Loop is not just a road walk. New trail improvements have eliminated some rough, old road sections. Meet 9:30 AM at the Red Back trailhead parking, P16 (rough parking lot), off South Gate Road. From Sterling Mine Rd (co 72) or Long Meadow Rd (co 84) take Eagle Valley Rd. to South Gate Rd. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 4/20 Ramapo Mountain State Forest B 6 B
Henry Barkhorn hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com 646-853-0824 Start at 9:30 AM from the upper parking lot on the left side of Skyline Drive about 1 mile north of Exit 57 from I-287. We will hike the Todd, Yellow and Schuber Trails, with lunch at a vista overlooking Bergen County and the NYC skyline. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC North Jersey map 115.

Saturday, 4/22 Bombay Hook B 7 B+
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com Meet 9:30 AM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin for a hike over moderate trails including the Shore Trail with a challenging slope including the Forest View Trail. Rain cancels hike. Because of possible road construction at Alpine, you MUST register for this hike. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC Hudson Palisades map 108.

Sunday, 4//23 Skyline Lakes B 7 B
Chris Connolly 201-321-6605 c.connolly7@verizon.net This figure 8 hike visits Lakes Tamarack (via new Tamarack Trail), Todd and Ramapo, plus Castle Point vista. Meet 9:30 AM Upper Skyline Drive Parking Area. TC North Jersey map 115.

Wednesday, 4/26 Sterling Lake Loop B- 4/5 B-
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com(pref.) 201-396-9391 A 4-5 mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake. Plan on stopping at the “beach" for lunch. Bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Meet 10 AM at the Sterling Lake Visitor’s Center. Park in the Visitor’s Parking lot (upper lot). The Visitor’s Center is across the road. Time permitting, hike may be extended slightly to visit the Sterling Lake Mine. Call before 9 AM if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 4/27 Johnsontown Circular B 6.5 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 Meet at the Johnsontown Circle at 9:30 AM. The planned route will be on the Blue Disc, Victory and White Bar Trails. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Saturday, 4/29 Breakneck & Mt Taurus B+ 9/10 A
Bob Fiscina fis7380@protonmail.com Starting from 9D we ascend Sugarloaf Mountain, continue to the Breakneck Ridge Trail, pass Sunset Point and on to Mt Taurus before descending to 9D. For further information or to register contact the leader. Rain cancels. No beginners please. A shuttle is required. Joint with ADK Mohican. TC East Hudson map 102.

Saturday, 4/29 Hogencamp Mountain B 6.5 B
Mike Prestia (917) 841-0120 Prestia.michael@gmail.com Start time 9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking (off Seven Lakes Drive). GPS coordinates 41.24202,-74.10229. Figure 8 loop hike, with an elevation gain of 1200 feet, featuring sweeping views, iron mines, interesting rock formations and a scenic lake. Severe inclement weather will cancel. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Sunday, 4/30 Lunch at Surebridge Mountain B 6 B 
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati. We will hike the Long Path, Dunning and RD to the Lichen for lunch. We will return on the RD and ASB. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Thursday, 5/4 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta 201-693-6705 pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.) Active Thursday hikers will receive a group e-mail from the leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 5/6 Turtleback Rock C 4 B
South Mountain Reservation Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com We will start at Turtleback Rock trailhead at 10 AM. See the Essex County Parks Commission website http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation for directions. We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Joint with Sierra Club. GPS Address: Walker Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052.

Sunday, 5/7 Sterling Forest Twofer B 9 B+
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 We’ll meet at the upper parking lot for the Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM. We’ll first climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower. After taking in the view, we’ll hike to the Bare Rock Vista where we’ll enjoy lunch. After lunch, we’ll continue down the Bare Rock Trail, and climb back to the tower from the south via the Fire Tower and Sterling Ridge Trails, requiring a mini - scramble. Not for beginners. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 5/11 Out Of The Elk Pen B 6 B
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 Meet at the Elk Pen at 9:30 a.m. We’ll hike the Stahahe Brook, Nurian (see the Valley of Boulders), Dunning, White Bar, ASB and AT trails. Registration by e-mail is preferred. Call cell before 8:30 AM if the weather is questionable. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Friday, 5/12 NJR Board Meeting The North Jersey Ramapo Board will meet at 3 PM at the headquarters building of the NYNJ Trail Conference at 300 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt. 202). If you plan to attend please e-mail chair@hudson hikers.org or call 201-962-8546.

Saturday, 5/13 Hudson Highlands B+ 9/10 A
Bob Fiscina fis7380@protonmail.com Starting at Pocket Road we will climb Lambs Hill, go along Fishkill Ridge and over Bald Hill then out along Scofield Ridge descending to 9D. For further information or to register contact the leader. A shuttle is required. Rain cancels. No beginners please. Joint with ADK Mohican. TC East Hudson map 102.

Thursday, 5/18 Seven Hills - End to End B 6.9 A
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com Co-leaders: Geoff Forseca and Roland Autran. Meet at 9:30 AM at Sebago boat launch for a short car shuttle. Hike the Pine Meadow and Seven Hills trails back to Sebago boat launch. Please register via e-mail with phone number. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Saturday, 5/20 Long Pond Iron Works Circular B 4.5 C
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Long Pond Iron Works Visitor Center on Co. Rt. 511 in Hewitt, NJ for a hike on the Sterling Ridge Trail, over the new bridge to the Hassenclever Iron Trail, the Monks Connector Trail along the Monksville Reservoir and a 0.4 mile road walk for our return to the Visitor Center. Rain cancels hike. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC North Jersey map 115.

Sunday 5/21 Popolopen Torne & Gorge B 5.5 B
Mike Prestia 917-841-0120 Prestia.michael@gmail.com Start time 9:30 AM at Fort Montgomery Historic Site (Rt. 9W) GPS coordinates 41.32405,-73.98772. Great 360 degree panoramic views, rock scramble, rushing rapids and cascades in the Gorge, total elevation gain 1675 feet. Severe inclement weather will cancel. Please register for this hike. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Wednesday, 5/24 Bare Rock Overlook (Out and Back) B 5.7 B
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 Hike to spectacular Bare Rock Overlook featuring views of Greenwood Lake. First half of the hike is mostly uphill over some rocky terrain. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and at least two quarts of water. Park in Visitor Parking lot (upper lot) and meet at Visitor’s Center (across the road) at 10 AM. Call hike leader before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 5/25 Hudson Palisades B 7.8 B+
Roland Autran 201-886-9119 autran@msn.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Police Station/Park Headquarters on Palisade Interstate Parkway Exit 2. You can park at the Police Station parking lot along the Alpine Approach Road next to the Police Station. We will start South on the Long Path trail to the Closter Dock Trail and down to the Shore Trail. Then North along the Hudson River to Forest View Trail. This trail is mostly steps climbing 500 feet to the Long Path. We will continue North on the Long Path to the C trail returning on the Old Route 9W toward the State Line Lookout and then on the Long Path to the parking lot. TC Hudson Palisades maps 108 and 109.

Saturday 5/27 Skannatati Conundrum B 7 B
Dean Gletsos (845) 354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com A hike at a moderate pace, not for runners! Lunch at a newly renovated shelter. Visit several man-made lakes and mines. Meet 9 AM at the Sloatsburg Municipal parking lot, east side of Rt. 17 in Sloatsburg, where we will wait for the bus people. Then we will move to starting point. Be prepared to adjust for conditions and have enough food and water. TC Northern Harriman Park map 119.

Sunday, 5/28 Canopus Lake / AT Lollypop B 5.5 B+
P.Tilgner/S.Gordon petertilgner@icloud.com (h) 201-871-3531 (c) 201-681-0592 Depart 9:30 AM from the AT roadside parking at the west end of Canopus Lake, Fahnestock State Park. We hike the AT to the Appalachian Way Trail returning via Canopus Lake Beach and the AT. From Bear Mt. Bridge drive north on Rt. 9 D to the light in Cold Spring, NY. Then drive east on Rt. 301 to light at Rt. 9. Continue for about 4.5 mi. to AT crossing and park on either side of 301. TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

Thursday, 6/1 In The Woods C 4/6 B/C
Richard Sumner 845-362-8470 rls@rsumner.com Harriman or nearby parks. Call or e-mail for details the week of the hike. Details will also be posted on Facebook and the Yahoo group.

Thursday, 6/1 Into The Woods B+ 5/8 B+/A
Bob Fiscina fis7380@protonmail.com Contact leader for information and registration.

Saturday, 6/3 Ashokan High Point, Catskill State Park B 7.6 B+
Roy Wooters (c) 845-304-0867 rfwoot@gmail.com Meet at 7AM at the SBM Trailhead parking under the Thruway in Suffern for car pooling, driving to the Pine View Diner, 3374 Route 28 Shokan NY for breakfast. OR Meet at the Trailhead parking (821 Watson Hollow Rd, West Shokan, NY) at 9:30AM. We will hike the Ashokan High Point trail (no bushwack) to the peak, have lunch then hike back down to the parking. Call for more information. Please register via e-mail with phone number. Moderate to heavy rain cancels. TC Catskill map 143.

Sunday, 6/4 Surprise Lake Loop B 6 B+
Fred Hodde Bullwnkl1@aol.com (h) 973-728-3223 (c) 973-722-7824 We’ll meet at the A&P/Sears parking lot in the Hewitt section of West Milford (Rt. 511) at 9:30 AM. We’ll hike to the Surprise Lake area on Bearfort Ridge going up via the Bearfort Ridge Trail and returning via the Quail Trail. Not for beginners. Registration by e-mail preferred. Call cell before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable. TC North Jersey map 116.

Thursday, 6/8 Raccoon Brook Hills B 5.7 B
Roland Autran autran@msn.com (h) 201-886-9119 (c) 201-699-3388 Meet 9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Parking off Seven Lakes Drive. Our hike will take us on the Pine Meadow, Stony Brook and Kakiat Trails. Then north on the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail and back to the Kakiat and on the Pine Meadow Trail and the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Saturday, 6/10 Sterling Forest Bare Rock Vista B 5 B
Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com Meet at the Visitors’ Center at 10 AM sharp. We’ll climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower then to the Bare Rock Vista for lunch. After lunch, we’ll return on the Bare Rock Trail to the Visitor’s Center. See the Sterling Forest website for information and directions. Inclement weather cancels. Joint with Sierra Club. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Sunday, 6/11 Wildcat Mountain B 5.6/7.1 B
Margo Moss acephoto@verizon.net 201-568-5325 (landline) A lovely hike with great views and an optional extension on the Furnace Loop. Lunch at a beautiful waterfall. Meet 10 AM at the intersection of 17 and 17A in the Commuter’s Parking Lot at the top of the off ramp from Rt. 17 (P5 on the map). Hiking boots needed and be sure to have adequate water. Please register before 5 PM on Saturday. TC Sterling Forest map 100.

Thursday, 6/15 In The Woods B 6/8 B
Paul Margiotta pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.) 201-693-6705 Active Thursday hikers will receive a group e-mail from the leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of the hike. Others can contact the leader by 7 PM on Wednesday.

Saturday, 6/17 Ramapo Torne B 5.5 B
Peter Reiner 845-323-7697 psr7777@gmail.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Parking area for a hike to the panoramic Ramapo Torne and Torne View. Follow the Seven Hills Trail to the Hillburn Torne Sebago Trail and connect with the Reeves Brook Trail back to the parking area. Rain cancels. Call or e-mail hike leader to register. TC Southern Harriman map118.

Sunday, 6/18 Lake Sebago Boat Launch B 6/8 B
Geoff Fonseca 845-357-9366 geofffonseca@yahoo.com Meet at 9:30 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking Lot. We will hike on the Seven Hills, Buck and Breakneck Mtn. and SBM Trails. We will return on woods roads & ski trails. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Please e-mail leader to register. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Thursday, 6/22 Almost Perpendicular & B 5.5 B
Claudius Smith Den Roland Autran autran@msn.com (h) 201-886-9119 (c) 201-699-3388 Meet at 9:30 AM at the Fisherman’s Parking pull-off on Village Road just past Tuxedo R.R. Station Parking Lot. We hike south on the Ramapo-Dunderberg and Kakiat Trails to the Blue Disc Trail. Then west on the Tuxedo Mt. Ivy Trail for our return on the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Saturday, 6/24 Harriman State Park/Cat's Elbow B 6 B
Diane & Allen Grunthal njbiker21@gmail.com call before 9 pm 973-728-8057. On the day of hike only, call 862-228-1024 Hike Cat's Elbow with 1830 feet elevation gain. Meet at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area. Register for exact location and time to meet. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Sunday 6/25 Anthony Wayne Conundrum B 7 B
Dean Gletsos (845) 354-0738 cgletsos@yahoo.com A hike at a moderate pace, not for runners! Lunch at a shelter overlooking Hudson River. Magnificent western views from the West Mountain. Meet 9:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area North Lot (PIP Exit 17). No public transportation. Be prepared to adjust for conditions and have enough food and water. TC Northern Harriman map 119.

Wednesday, 6/28 Pine Meadow Lake B- 5/6 B-
Mario Medici marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.) 201-396- 9391 A hike to picturesque Pine Meadow Lake. Plan on stopping at the lake for lunch. Bring a snack or lunch and at least two quarts of water. Meet 10 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor’s Center. Time permitting, hike may be extended (off trail) to visit the old Conklin Cemetery. Call before 9 AM, if weather is questionable. Please e-mail or call hike leader to register. TC Southern Harriman map 118.

Thursday, 6/29 Storm King Mountain B 6 B+
Henry Barkhorn hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com 646-853-0824 Start at 10:00 AM from the Reservoir Road parking area off 9W north of West Point. We will hike the Stillman, By-Pass and Howell Trails, with lunch at a vista overlooking the Hudson. Steady rain cancels. Registration by e-mail preferred. TC West Hudson map 113.