Outings Schedule · Spring 2024 · APRIL · MAY · JUNE

Tuesday, 4/2B 7.6 B- CEG 820 ft

Long Pond Ironworks Lollipop

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Greenwood Lake Turnpike in Hewitt, NJ at Long Pond Ironworks State Park. We will start at 9:15 AM and hike toward the Long Pond Iron Furnaces on the Sterling Ridge Trail and cross over the bridge to the Hasenclever Trail. After 1.3 mi we make a right on the Monks Connector Trail to the Monks Loop. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands Trails map 151.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240402

 

Thursday, 4/4B 5 B CEG 1410 ft

Parker Cabin Mountain

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
Leave 9:30 AM from parking on Kanawauke Rd. (old Rt 106) where the White Bar crosses. We will do a loop on the White Bar, RD, Nurian and White Bar trails. This is the hike described in Chapter 10 of “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240404

 

Saturday, 4/6C 6 C

Jockey Hollow Morristown, NJ

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet at 10:00 AM in Morristown National Park at New York Brigade trailhead, Jockey Hollow Rd, Morristown, NJ. This is the parking lot for the start of this hike. The hike will be on rolling hills and paths including the Patriots Path. Connecting trails allow for a shorter hike, if desired. Rain cancels hike. For Trail map go to the visitor’s center.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240406

 

Tuesday, 4/9B 6 B CEG 1480 ft

Hibernia Mines Green Pond Rd

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
This hike is scheduled to correspond to the Raptors’ Spring Migration in New Jersey. Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot at the intersection of Green Pond Rd & Lower Hibernia Rd. We start at 9:15 AM taking the Four Birds Trail to the Saint Patrick Cemetery, the Hawk Watch peak and Beaver Pond. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Morris County Highlands map 125.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240409

 

Saturday, 4/13B 5 B- CEG 1440 ft

Cats Elbow

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet at 9:15 AM, in the South parking lot (2nd) of Anthony Wayne recreation area. (GPS coordinates 41.28866, -74.02306). We will hike along the Horn Hill bike path, Ramapo Dunderberg, Timp Torne and Appalachian trails in a loop. This hike offers excellent panoramic views. Steady rain/severe adverse conditions will result in hike cancellation, leader will notify participants by 7:00 AM day of hike if canceled. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240413 or email the leader.

 

Tuesday, 4/16B+ 7.5 B CEG 1450 ft

Jackie Jones Mountain and Big Hill

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 that you can find at “Big Hill and Jackie Jones Mountain Trail” in Stony Point, NY; the parking space is on both side of the road. We start at 9:15 AM going south on the S-BM Trail to the Third Reservoir on the Woods Road back to the Big Hill on the S-BM and then on to the Long Path; when crossing the Old Turnpike, make a left on the Woods Road and a right soon after to the S-BM and the parking lot. This hike is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” Chapter 6. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240416

 

Thursday, 4/18B 7 B CEG 1000 ft approx.

Lunch at Pine Meadow Lake

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
Start 9:30 AM from the Sebago Boat Launch off Seven Lakes Drive. We will hike to and along the southern shore of Lake Wanoksink and then to and around Pine Meadow Lake, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will climb Diamond Mountain to enjoy a few vistas. TC Map 118, Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240418

 

Tuesday, 4/23B 6.7 B CEG 1200 ft

Abram S. Hewitt State Forest

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at 22 Warwick Turnpike, West Milford, NJ. We will start at 9:15 AM on the Bearfort Ridge Loop, taking it to the Ernest Walter Trail, hiking west and north to the AT, then east and north to the State Line Trail, back to the Ernest Walter, to the Bearfort Ridge Loop (formerly the Quail Trail) and back to the parking lot. This is a variant of Hike 51 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC North New Jersey Highland Trails map 152.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240423

 

Thursday, 4/25B 7 B+ CEG 1500 ft

Jackie Jones and Big Hill Mountains

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 in Harriman Park (GPS 41.22978, -74.06042) where the S-BM crosses Rt.106 at the Big Hill and Jackie Jones trailhead parking. We hike the S-BM south to Jackie Jones Hill, the Big Hill Shelter, and Third and Second Reservoirs for lunch. We return on a woods road, Long Path, and S-BM. Precipitation of any kind cancels. TC Northern Harriman – Bear Mt. Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240425

 

Sunday, 4/28B 8 B CEG 950 ft

Black Rock Mt. From The Elk Pen

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet at 9:30 AM at the Elk Pen parking area off Arden Valley Rd. Hike the Stahahe Brook and Nurian Trails with lunch on top of Black Rock Mt. Return will be on the White Bar and Dunning Trails. Several great viewpoints along the way. Rain cancels hike. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240428

 

Tuesday, 4/30B+ 6.5 B+ CEG 1395 ft

Boston Mine – Valley of Boulders

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 located at 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY. We will start at 9:15 AM going north on the White Bar to the Nurian, then north on the Ramapo-Dunderberg to the Lichen, then west on the A-SB, then south on the White Bar and west on the Dunning around Green Pond, then south on the Island Pond Road and then back on the White Bar and to the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240430

 

Thursday, 5/2B 7.5 B CEG 1800 ft

Island Pond Lemon Squeezer Loop

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
Leave 9:30 AM from the Elk Pen parking lot. We will hike the AT over the north end of Island Pond, through the Lemon Squeezer, then returning on the Long Path, White Bar, Dunning, Nurian and Stahahe Brook Trails. Steady rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240502

 

Sunday, 5/5B 6 B CEG 1430 ft

Lunch at Stone Memorial Shelter

Howard Baschhowanonb@gmail.com

845-499-9015 (day of hike)
Meet at 8:45 AM at Ramapo Equestrian Center (41.174788, -74.08526) – Park alongside Equestrian Center Rd before the bridge. Meet at the back of the Equestrian Center by the barn. Hike starts at 9:00 AM. We will start off on Pine Meadow Trail to Pine Meadow Lake and return to the Equestrian Center via Conklin’s Crossing, S-BM and Pine Meadow Trails. This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” Chapter 5. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240505

 

Tuesday, 5/7B+ 6.3 B CEG 1200 ft

Pine Swamp Mountain

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the Lake Skannatati parking lot on Seven Lake Drive. We will start at 9:15 AM going west on the Long Path to the A-SB west to the Bottle Cap Trail east to the RD south to Time Square. From there we return to the parking lot via the A-SB. Please look at the hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” Chapter 18. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240507

 

Thursday, 5/9B 7.5 B+ CEG 1500 ft

Lunch at Black Rock Mt. (Nurian Trail)

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at Lake Skannatati parking. We will hike the ASB to Times Square and on the RD to Black Rock Mountain for lunch. We will return on the RD, Dunning, and Long Path Trails. This 7.5-mile hike has an elevation gain of about 1500 feet. Precipitation of any kind cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mt. Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240509

 

Saturday, 5/11B 4 B- CEG 900 ft

Ramapo Dunderberg Trail Maintenance hike

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
It’s time to give back to the Trails that we love. The NJR ADK Chapter is responsible for maintaining a section of the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail (Arden Valley road to the Brien Memorial shelter). We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Silvermine parking lot (GPS coordinates 41.29531, -74.05958) off Seven Lakes Drive, we will then shuttle to the Tiorati Circle parking lot, to begin the hike. This hike is a one-way hike between the 2 parking lots. We will clip brush and remove any light blow down that is obstructing the Trail, replace Trail blazes as needed, pick up trash and carry it out. We will stop at the Brien Memorial for lunch. Then hike down the Menomine Trail to the cars left at Silvermine, and shuttle back to Tiorati circle. I will supply necessary tools, trash bags and Trail blazes. Please bring a pair of work gloves and garden shears/clippers if you have them. Steady rain/severe adverse conditions will result in hike cancellation. Leader will notify participants by 7:00 AM day of hike if canceled. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240511 or email the leader.

 

Tuesday, 5/14B+ 6.8 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Lake Sebago, Halfway Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot at the Circle at the end of Johnsontown Road in the town of Sloatsburg, NY off the Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park. We start at 9:15 AM going north on the White Bar and then to Lake Sebago using the T-MI going east to cross the Seven Lakes Drive, going east on the HTS to Halfway Mountain, then on the Seven Hills going north, then west back on the T-MI and the White Bar to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous because of the significant scramble on the HTS. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240514

 

Wednesday, 5/15Chapter Membership Meeting

6:30-8:00 PM Susan Fox Rogers, “Discovering” the Hudson River by Kayak
Meeting will be held via Zoom. See the meeting notice on page 2 of the newsletter for more information. To register, click HERE.

 

Sunday, 5/19B 5.5 B CEG 800 ft

Summer Hill Loop

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 10:00 AM at the parking area off Rt 6 about 1 mile past the Long Mountain Traffic Circle. Hike on the Long Path, Anthony Wayne, 1779 and PG Trails around Summer Hill. Lunch at Turkey Hill Lake. Rain cancels hike. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240519

 

Tuesday, 5/21B+ 7.2 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Ledges and Lakes

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the DEC Parking, Tuxedo Park, NY on East Village Road in Tuxedo, NY, on the left just after crossing the Railroad (Parking fee required). We start at 9:15 AM going to the Ramapo-Dunderberg trailhead on E Village Road. We continue on the Ramapo-Dunderberg to the Tri-Trail Corner and the White Bar, then head south to the White Cross, then on to Claudius Smith Den and the Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy, and the Ramapo-Dunderberg back to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240521

 

Thursday, 5/23B 6.5 B CEG 1400 ft

Black Rock Mountain and Boston Mine

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
Leave 9:30 AM from the parking area on Kanawauke Rd. (old Rt 106) where the White Bar crosses. We will hike the White Bar, Nurian and Ramapo-Dunderberg trails up Black Rock Mountain to the Lichen, the Long Path and the AT, returning on Island Pond Road. Steady rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240523

 

Saturday, 5/25B 6.5 B- CEG 935 ft

Lake Stahahe

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
We will meet at 8:45 AM at the Elk Pen parking lot (GPS coordinates 41.26475, -74.15434). This hike offers views of a scenic lake and surrounding mountains while passing several summer camps. We will hike on the following trails and woods roads: Appalachian, Stahahe Brooks, Nurian trails and several woods roads as we circumnavigate the lake. Steady rain/severe adverse conditions will result in hike cancellation. Leader will notify participants by 7:00 AM day of hike if canceled. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240525 or email the leader.

 

Tuesday, 5/28B 6.3 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Lake Sebago, Diamond Mountain Tower

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the Sebago Boat Launch parking lot on Seven Lakes Drive. We will start at 9:15 AM going east across the road on the Seven Hills Trail to the Buck Trail going north. We cross the Meadow Road west to the T-MI Trail. We make a right on the T-MI Trail to the Seven Hills Trail and continue to the Diamond Mountain Tower on the Yellow Trail and down to the Pine Meadow brook, then back up the Seven Hills Trail using the Yellow Trail; and back to the parking lot via the HTS. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240528

 

Thursday, 5/30B 5 B+ CEG 1200 ft

Storm King Mountain

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
Leave 10:00 AM from Stowell Trailhead off Bayview Ave. south of Cornwell Landing. We will hike the Highland, Stillman and Bluebird trails. Terrific views of the Hudson from Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill. Steady rain cancels. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240530

 

Sunday, 6/2B 7.3 B CEG 1237 ft

Silvermine Loop

Howard Baschhowanonb@gmail.com

845-499-9015 (day of hike)
Meet at 8:45 AM at Silvermine parking lot (GPS 41.295360, -74.059600). Hike Menomine to AT/RD to unmarked Trail to Long Path to Menomine to parking lot. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Northern Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240602

 

Tuesday, 6/4B+ 7.8 B+ CEG 1500 ft

Silvermine Lake & Stockbridge Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot of Silvermine Lake. We start at 9:15 AM going south on the Menomine Trail than west to the AT, crossing Seven Lakes Drive to the Long Path and north to the Menomine Trail returning us to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240604

 

Thursday, 6/6B 7.5 B+ CEG 1700 ft

Pine Meadow Lake from Kakiat Park

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at Kakiat parking lot on Rt 202 in Montebello, NY (GPS 41.14579, -74.112855). We will hike to Pine Meadow Lake on the Mountain, Kakiat, Raccoon Brooks, and Egg Trails. We return on the Pine Meadow, Conklin Crossing, S-BM, and Kakiat trails. This 7.5-mile hike has an elevation gain of about 1700 feet. Precipitation of any kind cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mt. map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240606

 

Saturday, 6/8B 7 B- CEG 1305 ft

Pine Swamp Mountain

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet at 8:30 AM in the Lake Skannatati parking lot off Seven Lakes drive (GPS coordinates 41.24202, -74.10229). This hike offers views of Lake Skannatati, the remnants of several iron mines, and interesting rock formations and erratics. We hike along the Long Path, Arden Surebridge, Dunning, Bottle Cap and Ramapo Dunderberg Trails. Steady rain/severe adverse conditions will result in hike cancellation. Leader will notify participants by 7:00 AM day of hike if canceled. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240608 or email the leader.

 

Tuesday, 6/11B 5.5 B+ CEG 1655 ft

Surebridge Mountain Circular

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Rt 106 located at 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY. We start at 9:15 AM going north on the White Bar to the A-SB Trail than east and then south on the Lichen to the RD, and the Nurian returning us to the parking lot. This hike is strenuous due to 5 peaks. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240611

 

Thursday, 6/13B 5.5 B+ CEG 1300 ft approx

Lunch on Mt. Taurus

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
Start 9:45 AM at the Washburn and Cornish trailhead parking lot located on the east (right) side of Rt 9D, approximately 0.7 mile north of its intersection with Rt 301, in Putnam County, NY. (See Daniel Chazin’s “Hike of the Week”, No. 13.)
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240613

 

Tuesday, 6/18B+ 7.6 B CEG 1200 ft

Sterling Forest Bare Rock Ramble

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM in the parking lot across the street from the Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY. We start at 9:15 AM heading west on the Sterling Lake Trail to the Bare Rock Tail and Sterling Ridge Trail to the Fire Tower. We then take the Fire Tower Connector to the Sterling Lake Trail to return to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240618

 

Saturday, 6/22B 6.5 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Bald Mountain, The Timp and Doodletown

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet at 9:30 AM at hikers parking area on Rt 9W across from Iona Island. Starting on the Cornell Mine Trail, connect with the RD Trail for the climb up and over Bald Mountain followed by a climb to The Timp on the TT Trail. Using the Timp Pass Road, we will connect with the 1777 Trail. Passing through Doodletown, we may stop for some of the historical sites before descending on Doodletown Road down to Grays Hill and back to the parking area. Rain cancels hike. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240622

 

Tuesday, 6/25B+ 7.2 B CEG 1100 ft

Castle Loop & Wanaque Ridge

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the Ramapo Mountain State Forest upper lot at 265 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ. We start at 9:15 AM going to the north corner of the parking lot (same side of the road), part of the Castle Loop. We pass the Stone Tower and Castle Ruins, proceed on the Cannonball Trail then head north on the Wanaque Ridge Trail. We loop around the Wanaque Ridge, then pick up the Cannonball and Ramapo Lake Loop staying west of Ramapo Lake. We return on the Cannonball to the Castle Loop Trail taking it to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highland Trails map 150.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240625