Outings Schedule · Winter 2024 · JANUARY · FEBRUARY · MARCH

Tuesday, 1/2B 5.2 B- CEG 820 ft

Terrace Pond / Wawayanda State Park

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ (P7 on the TC Trails map); enter “Hiking Terrace Pond Parking” in Google Maps. We will start at 9:15 AM sharp. We will hike the complete Terrace Pond West Loop Trail (Y), starting south. This hike is moderate, but there is a more strenuous scramble on the west side of the Terrace Pond. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC North Jersey Highlands Trails map 152.

 

Thursday, 1/4 BC 4-7 B/C

Winter Wonderland?

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
The location, length and difficulty of the hike will be dependent on Trail conditions – snow, ice, dry – and the mood of the leader. Suitable traction devices could be required. Details will be announced, within a few days of the date, via the usual group email. New hikers can contact the leader directly by email. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. Precipitation of any kind on the day of the hike cancels.

 

Tuesday, 1/9B 6.9 B+ CEG 1533 ft

Goshen Mountain Circular

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot at Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive. We will start at 9:15 AM sharp going west on the Blue Trail to the R-D/Appalachian, R-D, Appalachian, wood road going to the Long Path, back to the parking lot on Arden Valley Road. This hike is described in Chapter 17 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/13B- 3.6 B CEG 525 ft

Indian Hill Loop

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Sterling Forest State Park GPS Coordinates for parking/trailhead 41.260001, -74.173508. Meet 8:30 AM at the Hall Drive Hiker parking area. This hike is rated moderate. We will traverse the Indian Hill Loop, and Furnace Loop Trails, passing through a hemlock grove, several panoramic views, and the historic Southfields Furnace. The hike is expected to take 3-4 hours. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 1/16B 7 B+ CEG 1633 ft

Ringwood State Park Shepherd Lake

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area, Ringwood NJ, at the end of Shepherd Lake Road in the picnic area (GPS Coordinates 41.13565, -74.23209). We will start at 9:15 AM sharp going east and south on the R-R all the way to the Crossover. Take the Crossover going east around the Gatum Pond and the Weyble Pond using the Five Ponds Loop Trail north, then east to the west side of the Glasmere Ponds, then take the blue blaze Skylands north back to the R-R all the way to the parking area. This hike is part of “Hike of the Week” Hike 9 by Daniel Chazin. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Northern New Jersey Highland Trails map 150.

 

Thursday, 1/18B 8 B CEG 1500 ft

Hasenclever Mine

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
9:30 AM from Lake Skannatati. We will do a loop on the Red Cross and Beech Trails, returning on the Long Path. Hike may be shortened to 6 miles, depending on conditions. Steady rain cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/20B 7 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Lunch at Pine Meadow Lake

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at Lake Sebago Boat Launch off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman. We will hike the Seven Hills, Buck, T-MI, Yellow, and Pine Meadow Trails over Conklin and Diamond Mountains to Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. We return on the Pine Meadow Woods Road West and Seven Hills Trail via Wanoksink Lake and Conklin Mountain. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices may be required. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Sunday, 1/21B 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 sharp. 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. Traction device may be needed. This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” P. 27-32. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.

 

Tuesday, 1/23B 7.2 B+ CEG 1600 ft

Silvermine Lake & Black Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot of Silvermine Lake. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going on the Menomine Trail; go east on the Red Cross Trail, then north on the Owl Lake Road to north on the 1779 Trail, to the R-D/AT to the Menomine Trail back to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. This hike is a version of the one described in Chapter 15 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 1/27B 6.5 B+ CEG 1400 ft

Black Rock Forest Northern Loop

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet at 10:00 AM on Mine Hill Road parking area off Angola Rd in Cornwall, NY. Hike starts uphill on Sackett Trail and climbs to Black Rock Mtn. Return on White Oak Trail and Stillman Trail back to parking area. Rain or snow cancels hike. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Tuesday, 1/30B 7.5 B CEG 1440 ft

Pond Mountain Circular

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the DEC Parking, Tuxedo Park, NY on East Village Road. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going to the RD Trail which follows E Village Road, go under the Thruway underpass to Grove Drive North and go to the head of the RD Trail. Then we hike on the RD (passing by the Black Ash Mine) to the Victory, then on to the White Bar and the Kakiat, taking us back to the parking lot via the RD. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Tuesday, 2/6B 6.7 B- CEG 630 ft

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation parking area, on Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going on the Highland to the Pine Swamp Trail, then west on the Blue blaze Trail, then back on the Pine Swamp, to the Orange Trail, to south on the Ogden Mine Trail and back to the parking area. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Morris County Highlands West Trails map126.

 

Thursday, 2/8B 8 B CEG 1040 ft

Sterling Lake/Ridge Loop

Henry Barkhornhcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824
9:30 AM from Sterling Lake Visitors Center. We will do a loop on the Sterling Lake, Sterling Valley, Sterling Ridge and Fire Tower trails. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. Steady rain cancels. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 2/13B 7.1 B CEG 1455 ft

Breakneck Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at Tuxedo Mt. Ivy trailhead parking lot on Diltz Road coming from Rt 202 in Ramapo. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going up on the T-MI Trail crossing the S-BM going west all the way to the Breakneck Mountain Trail, going north passing the West Pointing Rock. At the intersection with the S-BM, we go east to the parking lot taking the S-BM, then the Red Arrow Trail and the T-MI Trail. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 2/15B 9 B+ CEG 1700 ft

Claudius Smith-Parker Cabin Loop

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at DEC parking lot in Tuxedo, NY, off East Village Rd (GPS 41.19573, -74.18381). We will hike on the R-D, T-MI, and Triangle Trails to Claudius Smith Den, Lake Skenonto, and Parker Cabin Mountain for lunch. We return on the R-D Trail. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices may be required. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 2/15Chapter Membership Meeting

6:30-8:00 PM Don Weise, The Role of the Trail Conference & Less-Traveled Hikes in North Jersey and Hudson Highlands
Meeting will be held via Zoom. See the meeting notice on page 5 of the newsletter for more information. To register, click HERE.

 

Saturday, 2/17B 7 B CEG 1425 ft

Goshen & Stevens Mountain,

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Harriman State Park Parking GPS coordinates 41.27510, -74.08925. We will meet at the Tiorati Circle parking lot (off Seven Lakes drive) at 9:15 AM. The hike will depart from the Lake Tiorati Trail, then follow the Appalachian and Ramapo-Dunderberg Trails. This hike offers winter views while traversing over Stevens and Goshen mountains. Steady rain cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. TC Northern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 2/18B 6 B CEG 1000 ft

High Tor State Park

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 9:30 AM at parking area off Central Highway (Little Tor Rd), New City. The parking area is about halfway up the mountain. Hike will follow the Long Path past both Little Tor and High Tor Mountains and go down to the former High Tor Vineyards. Return will be on the Long Path in the opposite direction back to the parking area. Rain or snow cancels hike. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 112.

 

Tuesday, 2/20B 5.5 B- CEG 865 ft

Dater Mountain

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at Johnsontown Road Circle (199-31 Johnsontown Rd, Sloatsburg NY). We start at 9:15 AM sharp going west on the Blue Disc Trail to the Kakiat Trail south to the Orange Trail to the Blue Trail south all the way to Sleater Hill. We continue north to the Orange Trail and then turn right on the Kakiat Trail to the White Bar Trail south to return to the parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Tuesday, 2/27B 8 B+ CEG 1500 ft

Sterling Forest’s New Trails

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM at the parking lot located at the intersection of South Gate Road and Buttonwood Road, south of Tuxedo Lake (GPS coordinates 41.176111, -74.226889) coming from Rt 17 and Sterling Mine Road. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going west on Red Back Trail to the new Hutchinson Trail going north. The Hutchinson intersects the new Munsee Eagle Trail. We then go east on the Munsee Eagle, then south, all the way to the Red Back and back to the parking lot. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 3/5B 6.55 B- CEG 1140 ft

Dutch Doctor, Blauvelt Mountain, Pound Mountain

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the Johnsontown Road Circle (199-31 Johnsontown Rd, Sloatsburg NY). We start at 9:15 AM sharp going north on the White Bar to Dutch Doctor Shelter to the White Cross and back on the Blue Disc through Almost Perpendicular to the parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 3/9B 5.1 B CEG 1480 ft

Ramapo Torne/Raccoon Brook Hills Loop

Mike Prestiaprestia.michael@gmail.com

917-841-0120
Harriman State Park, Parking GPS coordinates 41.17384, -74.16859. Meet 8:30 AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor parking lot. The hike is rated moderate to strenuous. It will have panoramic views, a rock scramble, and woodland views. We will follow the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, and Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (HTS) Trails. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. TC Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 118.

 

Tuesday, 3/12B 5.7 B CEG 1140 ft

Raccoon Brook Hills

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off Seven Lakes Drive. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going from the Pine Meadow to the Kakiat, the Raccoon Brook Hills, the Kakiat, the Stony Brook, and to the parking lot via the Pine Meadow. This hike is described in Chapter 3 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 3/14 BC 4-7 B/C

Spring Is In The Air?

Paul Margiottapjmm1177@gmail.com (pref)

201-693-6705 (day of hike)
The location, length and difficulty of the hike will be dependent on Trail conditions – snow, ice, dry – and the mood of the leader. Suitable traction devices could be required. Details will be announced within a few days of the date, via the usual group email. New hikers can contact the leader directly by email. Precipitation of any kind on the day of the hike cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email.

 

Saturday, 3/16B 6.5 B CEG 900 ft

Out Of The Elk Pen

Peter Reinerpsr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697
Meet 9:30 AM at the Elk Pen off Arden Valley Rd. We’ll hike the Stahahe Brook, Nurian, Dunning, White Bar, ASB and AT Trails. Rain or snow cancels hike. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC North Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 3/19B 6 B CEG 1480 ft

Hibernia Mine Green Pond Rd

Bob Zachowskirzachowski@gmail.com

631-935-2217
Meet 9:00 AM sharp at the parking lot at the intersection of Green Pond Rd & Lower Hibernia Rd. We start at 9:15 AM sharp taking the Four Birds to the Saint Patrick Cemetery, the Hawk Watch peak and the Beaver Pond. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Morris County Highlands East Trails map 125.

 

Thursday, 3/21B 7 B CEG 1500 ft

Breakneck Mountain Loop, Harriman State Park

Geoff Fonsecageofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-357-9366
9:00 AM at parking at Diltzes Lane, Pomona, NY (GPS 41.18512, -74.07453). Hike the T-MI, S-BM, T-MI, and Breakneck Mountain Trails to the Third Reservoir. Return on the S-BM, Red Arrow, and T-MI Trails. This 7-mile hike has an elevation gain of about 1500 feet. Precipitation of any kind cancels. Traction devices may be required. Advance registration required. Please register HERE. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Tuesday, 3/26B 5.1 B CEG 1480 ft

Ramapo Torne

Anastasia Tavarezatavare@gmail.com

646-207-4136
Meet 9:00 AM at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off Seven Lakes Drive. We start at 9:15 AM sharp going from the Pine Meadow to the Seven Hills, the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago, back on the Seven Hills, to the Reeves Brook and to the parking lot via the Pine Meadow. This hike is described in Chapter 1 of Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman”. This hike is moderate to strenuous. Severe inclement weather cancels. Advance registration required. Please register HERE, via email, or at the trailhead. TC Harriman-Bear Mountain Southern Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 3/28B 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. Advance registration required. Please register HERE or via email. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.