Thursday, 10/3    Lunch on Anthony's Nose      B 6.5 A

Carol Ann Benton                                     914-960-3317

aquarius2950@hotmail.com

9:30 AM at the historic Bear Mountain Toll House on Rt. 6/202 north of Camp Smith and south of Bear Mt. Bridge on the Westchester Side.  Hike the blue blazed Camp Smith Trail (the most rugged trail in Westchester County), with panoramic views of the Hudson River.  Hike to the Nose and back to the toll house.  Expect some scrambling possibilities.  Severe wet or inclement weather cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 101.

 

Thursday, 10/3      State Line Lookout Hike          C 3 C

Mario Medici                                            201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com (pref.)

10:00 AM at State Line Lookout parking lot.  This hike is ideal for beginners.  Following the hike is possible viewing of bird (hawk, osprey, etc.) seasonal migration.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 109.

 

Saturday, 10/5      Seven Hills Loop                      B 8 A

Geoff Fonseca                                          845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

9:00 AM at the Reeves Visitor Center.  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.  Please register via email.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Sunday, 10/6     Innisfree Garden Tour                  C 3 C

Despina Metaxatos                                   201-952-4151

dmetaxatos@hotmail.com

12:30 PM at gazebo in parking area of Innisfree Garden, at 362 Tyrrel Rd., Millbrook, NY (Dutchess County).  We will walk around Tyrrel Lake, exploring the Chinese-style cup gardens of Innisfree, a three-season large public garden, which the leader helps to maintain.  Expect gravel paths and stone steps, some ups and downs, and lovely views. Please register with leader for this walk, and consult GPS for directions to the garden.  Innisfree Garden charges $10 admission for adults.  Steady rain cancels.

 

Thursday, 10/10                                To Matapan Rock        C 4/5 B

Pat Marcotullio                                       862- 774-2030

patmarcotu@optonline.net

10:00 AM at upper Skyline Dr.  This is a loop hike using the Schuber and Matapan Rock Trails to Matapan Rock for lunch. Cannonball Trail will bring us back to the parking area.  Rain cancels.  Email registration appreciated.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday, 10/12                                    Turtleback Rock        B 5 B

                           South Mountain Reservation

Jeffrey Sovelove

Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

9:45 AM for at10 AM start at the Turtleback Rock Trailhead. Google “377 Walker Rd West Orange, NJ 07052” or see https://www.somocon.org/about-the-reservation/directions-to-south-mountain-reservation/ for directions.  We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy or steady rain cancels.  Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

 

Saturday, 10/12                       Schunemunk Mountain        B 7 B+

                              Monarch Migration Hike                  

Roland Autran                                    (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM at Schunemunk Mountain Trail Head on Taylor Rd, Mountainville, NY.  We will hike on the Jessup Trail to Taylor Hollow where we continue on the Jessup to the Megaliths for lunch and the view.  After lunch, we continue on the Jessup to the Dark Hollow and Sweet Clover Trails returning to the parking lot.  Along the Jessup Trail at the beginning of the hike there is a huge field covered with grasses, wild flowers and milkweed.  At this time of the year, Monarchs congregate by the thousands to feed on the milkweed.  You will have a chance to see them as they stop during their migration south.  TC West Hudson Trails Map 114.

 

Sunday, 10/13     RD Trail Maintenance Hike        C 5 B

ADK NJR maintains this trail – we need your help!

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

10:00 AM at Silvermine Parking.  Shuttle to start of hike at Tiorati Circle.  Hike RD to check blazes, clear blowdowns, clip back brush, etc.  Return on Menomine Trail.  Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them.  Rain cancels.  Register by email.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 10/17                       North Beacon Mountain     B 7.5 B+

                                       and Lambs Hill

Henry Barkhorn                                        646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

9:30 AM at the Mt. Beacon Trailhead on Rte. 9D at Howland Ave.  We will hike the Casino, Wilkinson Memorial and Fishkill Ridge Trails.  13 scenic view stars on the map!  This hike is rated B+ due to a steep ascent near the start and the 7.5 mile length.  Steady rain cancels.  Register by email.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Saturday, 10/19                                    Turkey Hill Lake        B 7 B

Peter Reiner                                              845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

9:30 AM at Fort Montgomery Historical Site.  Hike to Turkey Hill Lake along the 1779, Timp Torne and Popolopen Gorge Trails.  Call or email hike leader to register.  Rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 10/20

No hike is currently scheduled for this date.  Please check the NJR web site for last-minute additions and/or changes to the schedule.

 

Thursday, 10/24                                      In The Woods        B 6/8 B

Paul Margiotta                                          201-693-6705

pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)

Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of the hike.  Others can contact the leader by 6 PM on Wednesday.

 

Saturday, 10/26                        Summit Storm King Mountain        B 5 B+

Peter Reiner                                              845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

9:30 AM at the parking lot off Mountain Road about 2 miles off Route 9W in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Start on the Stillman Trail to the Bluebird Trail using a series of switchbacks. We will summit Storm King Mountain and have lunch on rock ledges with panoramic views.  This is a strenuous climb.  Rain cancels.  Call or email hike leader to register.  Meeting coordinates ( 41.432191, -74.012237), TC West Hudson Trails Map 113.

 

Sunday, 10/27    Wawayanda Circular                 B 6 B-

Peter Tilgner and Suzan Gordon         (h) 201-871-3531

petertilgner@icloud.com                    (c) 201-364-9719

10:00 AM at Wawayanda State Park Boating/Fishing Parking Lot.  We will hike the Double Pond, Red Dot, Cherry Ridge Road, Old Coal, Lookout Lake, Laurel Pond and Sitting Bear Trails.  Rain cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Thursday, 10/31                         Tripod Rock and Reservoir Hike     C 5 B

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

10:00 AM at Pyramid Mt. Visitor Center on Rt. 511, Boonton.  Hike to Tripod Rock and return on the trail along the reservoir.  About 500 ft. elevation gain.  Rain cancels.  TC North Jersey Highlands Trails Map 125.

 

Saturday, 11/2  Ramapo Reservation Hike           C 4 B

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Mario Medici                                            201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

10:00 AM at Ramapo Valley County Reservation, 608 US-202, Mahwah, NJ.  Hike leaders will decide hike route on the day of hike.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday, 11/2     Tiorati AT Long Path Loop        B 7 B

Geoff Fonseca                                          845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

9:30 AM at the Tiorati Circle Parking.  We will hike the Appalachian Trail at Fingerboard Mountain to the intersection of the AT and the Long Path.  We will return on the Long Path, a woods trail and AT.  Please email leader to register.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119. 

 

Sunday, 11/3    Daylight Savings Time Ends

 

Sunday, 11/3        State Line Trail To                B 4.5 B+

                            AT and Surprise Lake

Deanna Felicetta                                       845-216-2021

felicetta.deanna@gmail.com

Eileen Turner                                            201-774-4876

eileenkt@gmail.com

8:45 AM at State Line Parking / Rt 511 opposite Greenwood Lake Marina.  This will be a fun hike for strong hikers with great scrambles, views of NYC skyline, Surprise Lake, Greenwood Lake, and also AT State Line.  Dine and socialize at Breezy Restaurant after the hike.  Registration limited.  Poor weather will cancel.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Thursday, 11/7     Conklin Mountain                     C 5 B

Debbie Bell                                               845-358-8386

deb2@columbia.edu                                    (NCA 9 PM)

10:00 AM at Sebago Boat Launch.  This will be a moderately-paced hike on the Seven Hills, TMI, and Buck Trails.  If the hike is cancelled for weather or other reasons, leader will email registered participants before 8 AM on the morning of the hike.  TC Southern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 11/9 Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice    B 6 B

Jeffrey Sovelove

Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com

10:00 AM at the visitors' center.  Google “jockey hollow visitors center Morristown NJ” for directions.  Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. See http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm for directions and information.  Heavy/steady rain cancels.  Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

 

Saturday,11/9  Black Rock Forest Trails              B 7 B+

Peter Reiner                                              845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

9:30 AM at the parking area along Reservoir Rd.  Hike on the Stillman Trail, followed by the Scenic Tower View, White Oak and Black Rock Hollow Trails.  Bring plenty of water for the hike.  Rain cancels.  Call or email hike leader to register. TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Sunday, 11/10     Silvermine Circular                    B 6 B

Fred Hodde                                         (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com

9:30 AM at the Silvermine Parking Lot off Seven Lakes Drive.  We’ll do a circular starting with the Menomine past Lake Nawahunta, followed by the Long Path and AT Trails and returning to the starting point via the Menomine.  Registration by email is preferred.  Call 973-722-7824 before 8:20 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 11/14                                 Twin Hill Circular        B 5.5 B

Chris Connolly                                          201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

9:30 AM at Upper Skyline Drive parking area.  We visit 3 lakes and NYC skyline viewpoint via Schuber, Tamarack, Yellow and Millstone Trails.  Precipitation cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday, 11/16                        Southfields Furnace Loop   C 4.6 B

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Mario Medici                                            201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

10:00 AM at Hall Drive Parking (P2), Orange Turnpike.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Sunday, 11/17      Hike to Bare Rock                     B 7 B

Ross Linegar                                             917-319-3166

ross.linegar@hotmail.com

9:30 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot.  We’ll start with a climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower.  After taking in the view, we’ll continue to the Bare Rock Vista where we’ll enjoy lunch overlooking Greenwood Lake.  After lunch, we’ll return by “strolling” back down the Bare Rock Trail.  Registration by email is preferred.  Call 917-319-3166 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100. 

 

Thursday, 11/21                         Ramapo Lake Circular        B 6 B

Chris Connolly                                          201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

10:00 AM at Upper Skyline parking area.  We enjoy numerous lake and reservoir views traversing Castle Point, Cannonball and Hoeferlin Trails.  Precipitation cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Saturday,11/23 Lower Turkey Mountain Circular C 4/5 B

Pat Marcotullio                                       862- 774-2030

patmarcotu@optonline.net

9:30 AM at Pyramid Mountain Visitor Center on Rt. 511 in Boonton, NJ (parking lot gets full early) for a moderate hike to the ruins and the 110 steps on the way down.  Rain cancels.  Email registration appreciated.  TC Jersey Highlands Trails Map125.

 

Sunday, 11/24  Hike to Ga-Nus-Quah             C 3.7 B-

Mario Medici                                            201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

9:30 AM at Reeves Visitor Center.  Inclement weather or snow on the ground cancels.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 11/ 30                          Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary     B 5 C

Peter Reiner                                              845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

9:45 AM at the entrance to Greenbrook Sanctuary off Rt 9W Tenafly.  Hike on various trails with scenic viewpoints along the Hudson River.  Bring water and lunch.  This is a gated entrance so you must arrive by 9:45 for a 10 AM start.  Call or email hike leader to register.

 

Sunday, 12/1    Bare Rock Vista Easy Way             B 7 B

Fred Hodde                                         (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com

10:00 AM at the upper parking lot for the Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center.  We’ll climb to the Bare Rock Vista using the Sterling Lake Loop and Bare Rock Trails where we’ll take in the view and have lunch.  After lunch, we’ll hike to the Fire Tower using the Bare Rock and Sterling Ridge Trails. We’ll return to the Visitor’s Center by “strolling” down the Fire Tower, F.T. Connector and Sterling Lake Loop Trails.  Registration by email is preferred.  Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Thursday, 12/5    Blauvelt State Park                    C 6 B

Debbie Bell                                               845-358-8386

deb2@columbia.edu                                    (NCA 9 PM)

9:30 at Tackamack Park North on Clausland Mountain Road.  We will explore the Hudson Palisades trails between Piermont and Nyack using the Long Path and other unnamed blazed trails.  If the hike is cancelled for weather or other reasons, leader will email registered participants before 7:30 AM on the morning of the hike.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109.

 

Saturday, 12/7 Lunch at Black Rock Mountain  B 7.5 B

Geoff Fonseca                                          845-357-9366

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

9:30 AM at Lake Skannatati.  Hike the A-SB to Times Square, and then to Black Rock Mountain on the RD, and return on the RD, Dunning and Long Path Trails.  Please email leader to register. TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 12/8 Abram Hewitt State Forest Mountain B 8 B

Mary Gelber                                             917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com

9:00 AM sharp at parking area off Warwick Turnpike GPS coordinates 41.155715,-74.362748 (Rt. 511).  Hike the Bearfort Ridge Trail to the Ernest Walter Trail to Surprise Lake (lunch) and back to cars on the Quail Trail.  North Jersey Trails map 116. 

 

Thursday, 12/12                                      In The Woods        B 6/8 B

Paul Margiotta                                          201-693-6705

pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)

Active Thursday hikers will receive a group email from leader by Tuesday for location, time and other details of hike. Others can contact the leader by 6 PM on Wednesday.

 

Saturday, 12/14                        Wawayanda State Park        B 5.2 B

Roland Autran                                    (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                      (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM at the parking lot on Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ at “41.146711, -74.403384” coordinates (P7 on TC North Jersey Trails map 116).  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Sunday,12/15      Ringwood Circular                    B 7 B

Chris Connolly                                          201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

9:30 AM at Ringwood State Park parking lot C.  We visit scenic vistas and several ponds using Halifax, High Mountain Brook, Crossover and woods road trails.  Precipitation cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday, 12/19                               Goshen Mountain        B 7 B

Henry Barkhorn                                        646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

9:30 AM at Lake Tiorati parking.  We will do a loop north on the RD/AT, the RD, the AT and the Long Path.  This is the hike described in Chapter 17 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman.  Steady rain cancels.  Registration by email required.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 12/21       Ramapo Reservation            C 5 B

                                        Mystery Hike

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

10:00 AM at Ramapo Reservation Parking Lot on Rt. 202 in Mahwah.  Weather conditions will determine route.  Rain cancels.   TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Sunday, 12/22         Norvin Green Circular            B 7 B

Chris Connolly                                          201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

9:30 AM at Manaticut Point trailhead on Crescent Drive.  We take in views along Manaticut Point and Overlook Rock Trails.  Precipitation cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday, 12/26                           Ringwood State Park        B 7 B

Roland Autran                                    (h) 201-886-9119

autran@msn.com (pref.)                      (c) 201-699-3388

9:30 AM sharp at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area, Ringwood NJ at the end of Shepherd Lake Road in the picnic area.  This hike is part of “Hike of the Week” Hike 9 by Daniel Chazin.  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Please register for this hike by email.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Saturday, 12/28  Manitou Point Preserve Loop   C 3 C

Karen Rose                                          (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Mario Medici                                            201-396-9391

marioamedici@gmail.com

10:00 AM at 90 Mystery Point, Garrison, NY.  From Bear Mountain Bridge head north approximately 1.5 miles on Route 9D.  Parking area and trailhead are on the left. TC East Hudson Trails map 101.

 

Sunday, 12/29     Wyanokie High Point Circular   B 7 B

Chris Connolly                                          201-321-6605

c.connolly7@verizon.net(pref.)

9:30 AM at New Weis Center parking area.  We stroll through classic NJ Highlands scenery.  Precipitation cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.