Thursday, 7/16    Lake Nawahunta & Stockbridge Mt   B 6 B

9:00 AM                                                             CEG 800 ft

Paul Margiotta                                               201-693-6705

pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)                      (cell - day of hike)

Meet at the southerly end of Silver Mine Lake parking off Seven Lakes Drive.  The hike will be on the Menomine Trail, Long Path and Nawahunta Fire Road, with lunch at Lake Nawahunta.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.                                                                                    

 

Saturday, 7/18 Catfish Loop/Chimney Top,              B 6.5 B

7:00 AM                         Fahnestock

Mary Gelber                                                  917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (pref.)                                     (NCA 9PM)

Meet at Catfish Loop Trailhead (GPS parking coordinates 41.420722, -73.868799 or type “Parking, Dennytown Rd, Putnam Valley, NY” into GPS).  The trail is moderate but interesting with a good view from Chimney Top, several hilly spots, ledges, boulders, small streams and rock walls, and lots of shade.  Lunch at Duck Pond.  TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

 

Sunday, 7/19   Palisades Summer Variations #1        B 7/8 B

10:00 AM

Margo Moss                                                  201-568-5325

acephoto@verizon.net                                          (landline)

Meet at designated parking in Englewood Cliffs (email leader for details).  We will hike the Long Path to a lovely nature center where we will enjoy shaded trails with beautiful Hudson River Views.  We will keep our eyes out for eagles, turkeys, and a variety of seasonal birds.  Heavy rain cancels.  Please register by July 16.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.


Monday, 7/20    Bare Rock - Sterling Forest              B 5.5 B

9:00 AM                          State Park                     CEG 700 ft

Allen Grunthal                                                862-324-3138

runbikeskihike@gmail.com                        (day of hike only)

Hike to Bare Rock, but not the usual way.  Start from the remote small West Valley Trail parking lot just off the south side of NY Rt 17A.  Hike West Valley Trail to Bare Rock Trail to Bare Rock (early lunch) and back.  Register early as we are capped at 6 hikers.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 7/21  Mahlon Dickerson Reservation          B 6.7 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                           (h) 201-886-9119

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

Meet at Saffin Pond parking area at 157 Weldon Road, Jefferson, NJ.  This hike is very moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 126.

 

Wednesday, 7/22  Long Pond Iron Works                    B 6 B

8:00 AM

Ross Linegar                                                  917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from Long Pond Iron Works Visitor Center on Greenwood Lake Tpk. (Rt. 511) in Hewitt, NJ.  Hike on the Sterling Ridge Trail, over the bridge to the Hassenclever Trail and then circle around the Monksville Reservoir on the Monks Trail.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115. 

 

Thursday, 7/23     Campgaw County Park                B- 5.2 B

9:00 AM                                                            CEG 1000 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at the Park Drive parking lot (GPS 41.056182, -74.189971 -- not the ski parking).  We hike at an easy pace (B-) on the Dogwood Lane (pink), Hemlock (orange), Old Cedar (Red), Silver, Backslope (yellow) for an early lunch, and return on the Old Cedar (red) and Dogwood Lane (pink) Trails.  Rain cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Saturday, 7/25         Wildcat Mountain                       B 9 B

7:00 AM

Ross Linegar                                                  917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the commuter's parking lot at intersection of Routes 17A and 17 (GPS 41.2296200, -74.1842800).  We will hike the Wildcat Mountain Trail, Furnace Loop, Indian Hill Loop then return down the Wildcat Mountain Trail.  Registration must be via email.  P5 parking on TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100. 

 

Sunday, 7/26   Palisades Summer Variations #2           B 8 B

10:00 AM

Margo Moss                                                  201-568-5325

acephoto@verizon.net                                          (landline)

Meet at designated parking in Englewood Cliffs NJ. (email leader for details).  We will hike the Long Path to Huylers Landing, a beautiful spot where we will have lunch at the water’s edge and take the shore path back.  We may get lucky and collect beach glass and some interesting shells.  Heavy rain cancels.  Please register by July 23.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

 

Tuesday, 7/28           Doris Duke Loop                     C 4.5 B

9:00 AM                                                             CEG 700 ft

Karen Rose                                                (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Early start to beat the heat and be out by about noon.  Meet at Doris Duke trailhead parking on Benjamin Meadow Rd.  From Rt 17 take 17A.  Passing the Renaissance Fairgrounds, Benjamin Meadow Rd will be on your right with trailhead parking .3 miles on left thru a gate.  Hike clockwise around the loop with a short detour to a viewpoint on AT.  Bring plenty of water and a snack.  Rain cancels.  TC Sterling Forest map 100.

 

Thursday, 7/30          Indian Hill Loop                     B 5.5 B-

9:00 AM

Peter Reiner

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the Hall Drive parking area off Orange Turnpike in Southfields.  Hike on the Southfields Furnace Trail to the Indian Hill Loop around to the Furnace Trail again.  Great viewpoints along the way.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Sunday, 8/2     Palisades Summer Variations #3           B 5 B

10:00 AM

Margo Moss                                                  201-568-5325

acephoto@verizon.net                                          (landline)

Meet at designated parking, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (email leader for details).  We will do some elevation on this scenic shore walk which includes a visit to Fort Lee Historic Park where we see great views of the GWB.  Heavy rain cancels.  Please register by July 30.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

 

Tuesday, 8/4              Silvermine Lake                      B 7.5 B

9:00 AM

Peter Reiner

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the Silvermine Picnic Area off Seven Lakes Dr.  Hike on the Menomine Trail, Long Path, and Appalachian Trail to Brien Shelter and back on the Menomine.  Nice views of Silvermine Lake.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Harriman Northern Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 8/6           Doris Duke Loop                       B- 6 B

9:00 AM                                                            CEG 1100 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at the Doris Duke trailhead parking on Benjamin Meadow Road (GPS 41.25313, -74.230043).  Hike at an easy B- pace to Mombasha High Point via the Doris Duke, Allis, & AT trails for an early lunch.  Complete the loop returning on the Allis & Doris Duke trails.  Rain cancels.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Saturday, 8/8   Hubbard Lodge, Fahnestock         B+ 8.4 B+

7:00 AM                                                            CEG 2000 ft

Mary Gelber                                                  917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (pref.)                                     (NCA 9PM)

Meet at Hubbard Lodge, GPS coordinates 41.442292,-73.915487 (2880 Campbell Rd, Cold Spring Rd), 300 feet north of Route 301 intersection on Route 9.  Hike School Mountain Rd up Round Hill to Fahnestock Trail, and then west on Perkins to East Mountain Loop back to School Mountain Rd.  Enjoy ruins, cascading streams, wooden bridges, many good climbs, and beautiful forest.  TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

 

Sunday, 8/9     Palisades Summer Variations #4        B 7/8 B

10:00 AM

Margo Moss                                                  201-568-5325

acephoto@verizon.net                                          (landline)

This is a repeat of Variaton #1 where we visit a lovely nature center.  Please see 7/19 for the full description of the hike.  Heavy rain cancels.  Please register by August 6.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

 

Monday, 8/10  Ramapo Lake and Wanaque Ridge     B 5.6 B

9:00 AM                                                            CEG 1000 ft

Allen Grunthal                                                862-324-3138

runbikeskihike@gmail.com                        (day of hike only)

Hike to Ramapo Lake and Wanaque Ridge, but not the usual way.  Hike will start in Back Beach Park (Wanaque NJ). Hike Indian Rock, Cannonball, MacEvoy and Wanaque Ridge Trails (early lunch), then onward to parking lot.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Thursday, 8/13       Fahnestock Three Lakes Trail          B 5 B

9:30 AM

Roland Autran                                           (h) 201-886-9119

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

This hike is #19 in “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin.  Meet at the parking lot where AT crosses Dennytown Road, off NY Route 301(GPS 41.420759, -73.868793).  This hike is moderate to strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels.   TC East Hudson Trails map103.

 

Saturday, 8/15           Indian Hill Loop                      C 4.3 B

9:00 AM                                                             CEG 600 ft

Karen Rose                                                (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Start early and we will be out by about noon to beat the heat.  Depart from Hall Drive Parking on Orange Tpke.  Hike past the Southfields Furnace up Indian Hill, return on Warbler trail.  Bring plenty of water and a snack.  Rain cancels.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Sunday, 8/16      Bare Rock Vista -- Very Easy Way      B 7 B

10:00 AM                                                            CEG 450 ft

Fred Hodde                                               (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com                                   (h) 862-330-3124

Meet at the West Valley Trailhead on Route 17A.  It is shown as parking lot P8 on the Sterling Forest Trails map.  If you’ve avoided Bare Rock Vista because of the climb, this is about as easy as it gets.  We’ll have lunch on the Vista and then return via the way we came in.  Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 8/18         Sterling Valley Loop                     B 6 B-

9:30 AM

Peter Reiner

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the parking area on Ironwood Dr. (P7) off Long Meadow Rd.  Hike the entire Sterling Valley Loop and a portion of the Sterling Lake Loop.  Lunch will be at a spot overlooking Sterling Lake.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Sterling Forest map 100.

 

Wednesday, 8/19     Silvermine Lake &                  B 7.5 B+

9:00 AM                      Black Mountain               CEG 1200 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                              646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Start 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 Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 8/20     Wawayanda State Park                 B 5.2 B

9:30 AM              Loop Hike to Terrace Pond

Roland Autran                                           (h) 201-886-9119

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

Meet at the parking lot along Clinton Road, Hewitt, NJ (P7 on TC North Jersey Trails map 116).  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Sunday, 8/23       Schunemunk Challenge                 B 8 B+

7:00 AM

Ross Linegar                                                  917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from Otterkill Road parking lot.  We’ll ascend by Trestle to Western Ridge then down Sweet Clover to Barton Swamp Trail up the Ridge to Ridge Trail to join the Jessup, and take the White Trail to view one of the park’s attractions, ‘The Megaliths’. Then we continue along the Jessup to the Otterkill and back to the car park.  Registration must be via email.  Not for beginners.  TC West Hudson Trails map 114.

 

Tuesday, 8/25         Kakiat County Park                    B 6 B+

8:00 AM                                                            CEG 1400 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at Kakiat County Park (GPS 41.14579, -74.112855) on Rt 202 in Suffern.  We will hike on the Mountain, Kakiat, and Suffern-Bear Mountain trails to the Egg and Stone Memorial Shelter (for a brief stop).  We shall return on the S-BM, and Kakiat trails.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Wednesday, 8/26    Canopus Lake / AT Lollipop      B 5.5 B+

8:00 AM

Ross Linegar                                                  917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the AT roadside parking at the west end of Canopus Lake, Fahnestock State Park.  From Bear Mt. Bridge, drive north on Rt. 9D to the lights in Cold Spring, NY.  Then drive east on Rt. 301 to lights at Rt. 9.  Continue for about 4.7 miles to AT crossing and park on either side of Rt. 301.  Put “Appalachian Trail, Cold Spring, NY 10516” into your GPS.  We hike the AT to the Appalachian Way Trail returning via Canopus Lake Beach (with an opportunity to swim), and then link up to the AT via Blue Trail.  TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

 

Thursday, 8/27             Sterling Lake                           B 7 B

9:00 AM                                                             CEG 700 ft

Paul Margiotta                                               201-693-6705

pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)                      (cell - day of hike)

Meet at parking area P7 at the end of Ironwood Drive in Sterling Forest.  The hike will be on the Sterling Valley Loop with lunch at the north side of Sterling Lake.  Registration is limited due to social distancing requirements. TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 9/1              Buttermilk Falls                         B 6 B

9:30 AM

Peter Reiner

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at Buttermilk Falls County Park off Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY.  Hike on several local trails including the Long Path and going through Blauvelt State Park.  If there has been some recent rain, expect nice views of Buttermilk Falls.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

 

Thursday, 9/3        Mombasha High Point                 B 6.5 B

9:00 AM

Paul Margiotta                                               201-693-6705

pjmm11@verizon.net (pref.)                      (cell - day of hike)

Meet at parking area (unnumbered) on Benjamin Meadow Road in Sterling Forest.  This will be a loop hike on the Doris Duke trail with a side trip to Mombasha High Point.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Sunday, 9/6             Mountainside Park                    B 5.5 B

10:00 AM                                                           CEG 630 ft

Fred Hodde                                               (c) 973-722-7824

Bullwnkl1@aol.com                                   (h) 862-330-3124

Mountainside is a small park but has nice trails.  We’ll do a loop hike with lunch on the vista.  We’ll meet in the parking lot for Mountainside (at the west end of Mountain Avenue in Pompton Plains).  If the lot is full, parking is permitted on Mountain Avenue.  Call 973-722-7824 before 9:30 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 125.

 

Tuesday, 9/8                Tuxedo Loop                      B 6.5 B+

9:00 AM                                                            CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at the Skate Park, 54 E Village Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY (GPS 41.193228, -74.182439).  We hike on the R-D and Triangle Trails to Parker Cabin Mountain for an early lunch.  Return on the R-D.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118. 

 

Thursday, 9/10    Ramapo Mountain State                B 7.1 B

9:30 AM                       Forest Circular                       1300 ft

Roland Autran                                           (h) 201-886-9119

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

Meet at the parking lot in Ramapo Mountain State Forest (upper lot) or “265 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436”.  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Sunday, 9/13           Out Of The Elk Pen                      B 6 B

8:00 AM

Ross Linegar                                                  917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the Elk Pen.  We’ll hike the AT, Arden Surebridge, White Bar, Ramapo Dunderberg, Nurian (see the Valley of Boulders) and back to the car park via Stahahe Brook.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 9/17            Sapphire Trail                        C 5.1 B

9:00 AM                                                             800 ft CEG

Karen Rose                                                (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

We will be out by about noon to beat the heat.  Meet at small parking lot across from Harriman Train station lot on Rt 17.  Easy trail through beautiful woods, a short steep uphill to viewpoint on AT, and back the same way.  Bring plenty of water and a snack.  Rain cancels.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Saturday, 9/19 West Mtn via Cornell Mine Trail       B+ 9 B+

7:00 AM

Mary Gelber                                                  917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (pref.)                                     (NCA 9PM)

Meet on Route 9W 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle or type “Doodletown Trailhead, Dunderberg Turnpike, Tomkins Cove” into Google Maps.  The small parking area is on the east side of 9W.  (If Anthony Wayne opens, the meeting point will be changed.)  This hike follows the 1777 trail to the southbound SBT up to the West Mtn shelter, north across the ridge of West Mtn, over to the Red Fawn Trail, and then 1777 back to the cars.  Beautiful views and strenuous climbs.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 9/22       Hike To Be Announced                 B 7 B+

Roland Autran                                           (h) 201-886-9119

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

Contact leader for hike information.

 

Thursday, 9/24      Kakiat County Park to                  B 8 B+

8:00 AM                   Pine Meadow Lake             CEG 1800 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                                845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at Kakiat County Park (GPS 41.14579, -74.112855) on Rt 202 in Suffern.  We will hike on the Mountain, Kakiat, Suffern-Bear Mountain, and Conklin Crossing trails to Pine Meadow Lake.  We shall return on the Pine Meadow trail, PM East woods road to the Stone Memorial Shelter, and then on the Kakiat Trail.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 9/26   Dunderberg Spiral Railway            B+ 8 B+

7:00 AM                   and Bald Mountain

Mary Gelber                                                  917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (pref.)                                     (NCA 9PM)

Meet at trailhead parking 4 miles south of the Bear Mtn Traffic Circle on Route 9W (GPS 41.281137,-73.962838).  Loop hike following portions of Dunderberg Spiral Railway to summit of Bald Mtn.  Beautiful expansive views of the Hudson, and a rewarding, tough climb.  Follows Hike # 52 of Chazin’s Hike of the Week book.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.