Outings Schedule · Summer 2024 · JULY · AUGUST · SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, 7/2B 6.5 B+ CEG 1515 ft

Ramapo Mountain State Forest Twin Hill

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the Ramapo Mountain State Forest Upper Lot parking at 265 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436. We start at 9:15 AM sharp, crossing the street and heading east on the Tamarack Loop (P) Trail to the Yellow (Y) Trail going north for about 2.5 miles all the way to Twin Hill and back on the Schuber (O) Trail going west and south to the return leg of the Tamarack Loop (P) and to the parking lot area. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands map 150.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240702

 

Saturday, 7/6B 7 B- CEG 1890 ft

Nurian/Appalachian Trail

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet 9:00 AM at Elk Pen parking lot (trailhead coordinates N41 15′ 53″, W74 09′ 5″ ) We will hike the following trails: Arden Road, Arden Surebridge, Stahahe Brook, Nurian, Dunning Ramapo Dunderberg, Lichen and Appalachian. Along the way we will pass by the Valley of Boulders, the Lemon Squeezer, Green Pond, and Island Pond. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240706

 

Monday, 7/8B+ 10 B+ CEG 2000+ ft

Walk in the Woods

Mary Gelbermidgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203
7:30 AM start to beat the heat. Brisk pace with considerable elevation. Exact location to be posted online.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240708

 

Tuesday, 7/9B 6.7 B+ CEG 1705 ft

Almost Perpendicular Loop

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 (41.195965, -74.184071). (Parking fee required $3. Please use ParkMobile app and pre-pay before arriving. Lot No. 4515 Tuxedo.) We start at 9:15 AM sharp on the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail; go to the Blue Disc Trail all the way down to Almost Perpendicular scramble and going back to the parking lot via the Kakiat. This hike is moderate to strenuous. It is described in chapter 8 of “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” by Don Weise. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240709

 

Thursday, 7/11B 7.8 B+ CEG 1500 ft

Pine Meadow Lake & Ramapo Escarpment

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM from the Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center (Rebellious Stables) off Rt 202 south of Pomona (GPS 41.174018, -74.083406). We will hike the Pine Meadow Trail to the S-BM and Conklin’s Crossing to Pine Meadow and Wanoksink Lakes and return via the Pine Meadow Trail. This 7-mile hike has an elevation gain of about 1500 feet. Steady rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240711

 

Sunday, 7/14B 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 Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240714

 

Tuesday, 7/16B 7.9 B CEG 1875 ft

Stony Brook and Diamond Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (Texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center (41.17384, -74.16859). We start at 9:15 AM sharp going east on Pine Meadow to Stony Brook, HTS, Diamond Mountain, CCC Ruis, and back on Pine Meadow to the cars. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. See “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” by Don Weise, Chapter 4. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240716

 

Thursday, 7/18B 5.5 B+ CEG 1300 ft approx

Lunch on Mt. Taurus

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
10:00 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.) TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240718

 

Saturday, 7/20B 3.5 C+ CEG 700 ft

State Line Lookout

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 9:30 AM at State Line Lookout parking lot off the Palisades Parkway between exits 3 and 4. Hike on the Long Path past the border monument and down to Peanut Leap Cascade. Back on the Long Path alternate Trail to parking area. Rain cancels hike. TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240720

 

Tuesday, 7/23B 7 B CEG 1300 ft

Norvin Green Circular

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at Manaticut Point Trailhead on Crescent Drive, Ringwood, NJ. We start at 9:15 AM sharp, going west on the Manaticut Spur (YBk) Trail to the Manaticut Point via the Manaticut (Y) Trail. We then take the Overlook Rock (W) Trail northwest, looping around to the Overlook Rock where we catch the view of Lake Sonoma. We go down from Overlook Rock using the Manaticut (Y) Trail north and east passing Lake Sonoma in the direction of the parking lot. 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/20240723

 

Thursday, 7/25B 5.5 B CEG 750 ft

Skannatati Loop

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
9:30 AM from Lake Skannatati parking. We will do a loop on the Long Path, Dunning, RD and ASB trails. Lunch at Times Square. Steady rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240725

 

Saturday, 7/27B 3.5 C+

Closter Nature Center

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 9:30 AM at Closter Nature Center 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter NJ for a walk through nature center, along boardwalks to view ponds, brook, bogs and forest areas. Rain cancels hike. For Trail map go to https://closternaturecenter.org/cnc-Trail-map/.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240727

 

Tuesday, 7/30B 6 B+ CEG 1430 ft

Pine Meadow Lake via Rebellious Stables

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136 (texting preferred)
Meet 9:00 AM at the Rebellious Stables off Rt 202 (41.173918, -74.082907). We start at 9:15 AM sharp on the Pine Meadow Trail to the Conklin’s Crossing Trail and back on the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. It is described in Chapter 5 of “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” by Don Weise. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240730

 

Saturday, 8/3B 5.5 B- CEG 1850 ft

Anthony Wayne Loop

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet 9:00 AM at the north parking lot of Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (trailhead coordinates N 41 17’54” W74 01’40”). This hike will take us through an area rich in Revolutionary War history. We will follow the Anthony Wayne, Fawn, Suffern-Bear Mountain and the Timp Torne trails. The hike offers many expansive panoramic views. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240803

 

Tuesday, 8/6A 9.6 B CEG 1350 ft

AT Shuttle Hike #1: State Line to Bellvale Mountain

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
This is the first of a series of 5 hikes where we will hike the Appalachian Trail from the NY/NJ Border to the Hudson River. These are all shuttle hikes. Sections of the AT are strenuous. We will hike at a fast pace. Experienced hikers only. Meet 8:45 AM at the AT trailhead on NY 17A (GPS 41.24541, -74.28532). We shuttle to the AT trailhead at Warwick Turnpike (GPS 41.201502, -74.391403). We hike the AT north from Wawayanda in NJ, crossing the state line, then hiking Bellvale Mountain. We end near the Bellvale Creamery, where we head for ice cream. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands Trails Map 152 + TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240806

 

Saturday, 8/10B+ 10 B+ CEG 2000+ ft

Walk in the Woods

Mary Gelbermidgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203
7:30 AM start to beat the heat. Brisk pace with considerable elevation. Exact location to be posted online.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240810

 

Tuesday, 8/13A 8.8 B+ CEG 1600 ft

AT Shuttle Hike #2: Bellvale & Sterling Forest

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 8:45 AM at the AT trailhead on East Mombasha Rd (GPS 41.26559, -74.19423). We shuttle to the AT trailhead on NY 17A (GPS 41.24541, -74.28532). We hike the AT north through the Eastern Pinnacles, the Cat Rocks, Fitzgerald Falls, Mombasha High Point, and Buchanan Mountain. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100. Strenuous hike. Fast pace. Experienced hikers only.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240813

 

Thursday, 8/15B 7.5 B+ CEG 1200 ft

Silvermine Lake & Black Mountain

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
9:30 AM from Silvermine Lake parking. We will do a lollipop on the Menomine, Red Cross, Owl Lake Road, 1779 and AT, returning down the Menomine as we came. Steady rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240815

 

Saturday, 8/17B 3 C+ CEG 400 ft

Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 9:30 AM at Rockleigh Borough Hall, 26 Rockleigh Rd., Rockleigh, NJ for an easy walk on the trails in the Sanctuary and in the Lamont Preserve out to Lamont Rock for a summer’s outing. Rain cancels hike.TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240817

 

Sunday, 8/18B- 7 B- CEG 1589 ft

Osborne Loop / Sugar Loaf Hill

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet 9:00 AM at Cross Road (between Rtes. NY403 & U9), the trailhead is located across from the deli/gas station (trailhead coordinates N41 21′ 02″, W 73 55′ 34.5″). This hike will take us through the Osborne Preserve in the Hudson Highlands. The route will take place on carriage roads and traditional trails following the Appalachian, Curry Pond, Osborne Loop, and Sugar Loaf trails, offering many views of the Hudson River. TC East Hudson Trails Map 101.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240818

 

Tuesday, 8/20A 8.9 B+ CEG 2500 ft

AT Shuttle Hike #3: Sterling Forest & Harriman

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 8:45 AM at Lake Tiorati parking at 2300 Seven Lakes Drive, Southfields NY. We shuttle to the AT trailhead on East Mombasha Rd (GPS 41.26559, -74.19423). We hike the AT north through Arden Mountain Summit, the Lemon Squeezer, and Fingerboard Mountain, finishing at Arden Valley Road. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100 + TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119. Strenuous hike. Fast pace. Experienced hikers only.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240820

 

Saturday, 8/24C 4 C

Tenafly Nature Center Walk

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet at 10:00 AM in the Tenafly Nature Center parking lot, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ for a walk through the nature preserve on wooded trails in the Lost Brook Preserve passing Iodine Lake and the Rock Den. TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 108.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240824

 

Tuesday, 8/27A 10 B+ CEG 2000 ft

AT Shuttle Hike #4: Harriman State Park

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 8:45 AM at the AT Hiker Parking off Seven Lakes Drive in Bear Mountain State Park (GPS 41.30384, -74.01331). We shuttle to Lake Tiorati parking at 2300 Seven Lakes Drive, Southfields NY. We hike the AT north past the William Brien and West Mountain shelters, finishing in Bear Mountain State Park. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119. Strenuous hike. Fast pace. Experienced hikers only.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240827

 

Wednesday, 8/28B 4.8 B CEG 800 ft

Peanut Leap Cascade, Giant Steps, and Women’s Federation Monument

Matthew Blevinsfroggom@gmail.com (pref)

551-206-3022 (day of hike)
9:00 AM at State Line Lookout parking lot in Alpine NJ (fee may be required). A beautiful hike in the Palisades Interstate Park, we will hike old Rt 9W to the Long Path down to the stunning Peanut Leap Cascade waterfall. We will then travel along the shore Trail of the Hudson until we hit the giant steps rock scramble (a 1.2 mile long horizontal rock scramble over boulders). Mid-way on this scramble there is a nice spot to stop to have lunch. Afterwards we will climb back up to the top of the palisades cliffs to see the Women’s Federation Monument. Then it’s a short turn back to the parking lot along the entry road. Route can found on this AllTrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/afternoon-hike-at-long-loop-via-peanut-leap-cascade-giant-stairs-and-closter-dock-dcf3219.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240828

 

Thursday, 8/29B 8 B CEG 1500 ft

Hasenclever Mine Loop

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at Lake Skannatati parking lot (GPS 41.2423, -74.1023). We will do a loop on the ASB, Red Cross, and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240829

 

Tuesday, 9/3A 7.5 B+ CEG 1800 ft

AT Shuttle Hike #5: Bear Mountain to Anthony’s Nose

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 8:45 AM on Rt 9D, parking where permitted along the side of the road near the AT trailhead (GPS 41.32259, -73.97605). We shuttle back to AT Hiker Parking off Seven Lakes Drive in Bear Mountain State Park (GPS 41.30384, -74.01331). We hike the AT north in Bear Mountain State Park, crossing the bridge and continuing on the east side of the Hudson River. We follow the AT north along Rt 9D, then into the woods until we come to the Camp Smith (B) Trail. We take the blue Trail to Anthony’s Nose, then return to the parking on Rt 9D. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 119. Strenuous hike. Fast pace. Experienced hikers only.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240903

 

Thursday, 9/5B 5 B+ CEG 1200 ft

Storm King Mountain

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
10:00 AM from Stowell Trailhead off Bayview Ave. south of Cornwall 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/20240905

 

Saturday, 9/7B+ 7.9 B- CEG 1875 ft

Stonybrook and Diamond Mountain

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Meet 9:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, 100 Seven Lakes Drive, Sloatsburg NY 10974 (trailhead coordinates 41.17384, -74.16859). This moderate-strenuous hike follows the Pine Meadow, Kakiat, Stonybrook, Hillburn-Torne-Sebago, Seven Hills, and Diamond Mountain Tower Trails. It offers panoramic views, interesting water features and rock formations.TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240907

 

Sunday, 9/8B+ 10 B+ CEG 2000+ ft

Walk in the Woods

Mary Gelbermidgegelber@gmail.com

917-922-3203
7:30 AM start to beat the heat. Brisk pace with considerable elevation. Exact location to be posted online.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240908

 

Tuesday, 9/10B 5.4 B+ CEG 1640 ft

Parker Cabin Mountain

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 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going south on the White Bar all the way to the R-D Trail, where we make a left going north to the Nurian and back to the White Bar and the parking lot. This hike is strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240910

 

Thursday, 9/12B 7 B+ CEG 1300 ft approx.

Shephard Lake/Mt. Defiance/Skylands Manor

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
9:30 AM from Ringwood Manor. Just past the entrance booth (no charge on weekdays), turn right and park in a dirt parking area on the right side of the road, opposite a large white building. For full details and driving directions see: https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/shepherd-lakeskylands-manor-loop#dialog-hike-description. TC Map 150, Northern New Jersey Highlands.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240912

 

Tuesday, 9/17B 3.8 B CEG 872 ft

Reeves Brook Loop Trail

Matthew Blevinsfroggom@gmail.com (pref)

551-206-3022 (day of hike)
9:00 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center in Harriman State Park. A beautiful hike in Harriman State Park, we will hike the Reeves Brook Trail to the Seven Hills Trail and then back along the Pine Meadow Trail. We will try to have lunch at the viewpoint after the scramble. Route can be found on this AllTrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/Trail/us/new-york/reeves-brook-loop-Trail.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240917a

 

Tuesday, 9/17B 7-8 B+ CEG 1600 ft

Ramapo Valley Reservation: Monroe Ridge

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot at 610 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ. We start at 9:15 AM sharp on the Yellow Blaze Trail at the southwest corner of the parking lot. Then we take the northern side of the Blue Blaze loop to Yellow Blaze Vista loop going east. At the Hawk Rock we make a left on the Green Halifax Trail following the Havemeyer Hollow ridge. We make a left on the Purple Havemeyer Trail crossing the White Blaze Trail to the Blue Blaze loop. We make a right on the Blue Blaze Loop and take it back to the parking lot, with an optional side trip to the Ridge Overlook. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands Trails Map 150.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240917b

 

Thursday, 9/19A 7.4 B- CEG 669 ft

AM Hike Kittaninny Valley State Park

Joe Madrigranoj.madrigr@gmail.com (pref)

347-327-1455 (day of hike)
7:15 AM at Kittaninny Valley State Park, first parking lot (off Goodale Rd. – coordinates: 41.016573, -74.743179), near Newton/Andover, NJ (not Hopewell, NJ) Kittaninny Valley State Park. We will hike around the park utilizing the Twin Lakes, Mt. Nebo, Glacial, Explorer and Andover Junction Trails (see Kittaninny Valley Trail in AllTrails). The hike will be faster paced (2.5mi/hr), the 7.0-7.5m Trail is largely flat (except for a small climb at the beginning) with views of a number of lakes and stopping for a snack/breakfast at Wawayanda Lake. There are numerous cut-outs for people who would like a shorter hike. Delaware Water Gap & Kittatinny (North #2/High Point Map 123).
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240919

 

Tuesday, 9/24B 6.7 B CEG 1045 ft

Wawayanda Circular

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at Wawayanda Boathouse parking lot (use East Gate entrance to Wawayanda State Park from Warwick Turnpike). We start at 9:15 AM sharp going east to the Double Pond, Red Dot, Cherry Ridge Road, Old Coal, Lookout Lake, Laurel Pond and Lake Loop (formerly Sitting Bear) Trails. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern New Jersey Highlands Trails Map 153.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240924

 

Thursday, 9/26B 7 A CEG 1800 ft

Seven Hills Loop

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Dr. in Harriman. We will hike the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, and H-T-S trails to the Ramapo Torne, Torne View, Chipmunk, and Diamond Mountains. We return on the Seven Hills, H-T-S, and Pine Meadow trails. This hike is rated strenuous with several rock scrambles. Rain cancels. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.
Advance registration required. Please register HERE: https://adknjr.ivolunteer.com/20240926