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Saturday 11/4/2023 - Beacon Mountain and Fishkill Ridge Fall Foliage Hike / Level B - C
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, NY
Beacon Mountain is a popular spot for a fall foliage hike. The lookout points on the trails offer incredible panoramic views of the Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the Hudson River and the neighboring mountain ridges. The hike starts from the parking lot of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway which was built for the now ruined Casino Resort in the mountain and was the steepest railway in the world during its operation. Visit the ruins of the Incline Railway and Fire Tower. Continue to hike to the scofield Ridge, Fishkill Ridge, Lamb Hill and downhill to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 Am at trailhead
Leaders:
Bon Chiu/Sharon Yan

Saturday 11/4/2023 - TMI - SBM to Pine Meadow Lake Loop, 8 & 11 Miles/ Level C
Harriman State Park, New York
Start from the east end of TMI and turn left to southbound of SBM. The most beautiful portion of the SBM trail provides gorgeous overlooks along the ridge. You can even see Manhattan on a sunny day. For short hike, turn to PM (red) trail and head to Pine Meadow Lake. For a longer hike, visit Stone Memorial Shelter then meet the other group at Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. In the afternoon, we will take easy and visit a hidden lake along the puzzle-like service road and then go back to our parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at TMI East End Parking Lot
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Sharon Yen

Sunday 11/5/2023 - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rocks Trail Hike / Level B & C
Westchester County, NY
The hilly terrain in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a mix of second-growth hardwood forest, hemlock, laurel, bold rock outcroppings, steep ravines, wetlands, open meadows and mountain ridges. Start from the Michigan Road Parking Lot, take the Red Trail to explore the Leatherman's Cave Loop. Crossover to the Rocks Trail to visit the Dancing Rock, Bear Rock Petroglyph, Spy Rock, Castle Rock, Raven Rock and Indian Rock Shelter. Take the Blue Trail to Kimberly Bridge and walk along the beautiful Cross River. Leave the River on the Fox Hill Trail to visit the Trailside Nature Museum and then back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Rd. Parking area
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Vincent Yu

Saturday 11/11/2023 - Sterling Ridge and Lake Fall Foliage Hike / level B & C
Sterling State Forest, NY
From the Visitor Center, follow the blue trail to the ruins of the 18th century Sterling Iron Furnace. Change to the red trail going to the Fire Tower. Follow the blue trail going downhill to the West Valley Swamp. Hike leisurely to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the fall foliage. Option to change to the orange trail to Bare Rock where there is a stunning view of the Greenwood Lake. Continue on the Highland Trail to walk along the Sterling Ridge. Go down to the Sterling Lake and walk around the lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 11/11/2023 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop, 9 & 13 miles / levels B & C
Sterling Forest + Harriman State Park, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Valley of Boulder to White Bar. Crossing route 106 to Parker Cabin Hollow (O) and through Route 106 again to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chwen (Jun) Best

Sunday 11/12/2023 - Stonetown Circular & Fall Foliage Hike / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park & Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
This is the time of the colorful fall foliage peak season in the area. Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward. A shorter route passes through residential neighborhood with beautiful houses.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 11/18/2023 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 & 10 miles / Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright. Start from the alternate parking lot at Castle Rock. Go south to visit the Sugarloaf Hill lookout. Go south on the blue trail to visit the beautiful landscapes of the Manitoga Preserve. Walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to White Rock. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/18/2023 - Storm King Mt, 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: HY Lee/Tony Shu

Sunday 11/19/2023 - Stone Living Room Norvin Green State Forest Exploration Hike / Level B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
The Stone Living Room is a mysterious race of stone masons that remain anonymous up in the Torne Mountain. The hike starts off to find this hidden gem near Osio Rock. Descend from the torne to visit the Chikahoki Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in NJ. Continue to visit the lookout points on Carris Hill, Yoo-Hoo Point and Wyanokie High Points. Return to the parking lot by the Otter Hole (green) trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Otter Hole Parking Lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

Saturday 11/25/2023 - Johnsontown Circle - Lake Skenonto, 7 Mile Day Hike / Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start on the Blue Disc trail from Johnsontown Circle. Go up Dater Mountain and Pound Mountain to enjoy the expansive views over the mountain top. Change to the R-D (red) trail going along the mountain ridges to Parker Cabin Mtn. Go downhill by the Yellow Triangle trail to visit Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago. Avid hikers go further to Tom Jones Mouuntain then hike on the Victory (blue) trail along Lake Skenonto back to the Yellow Triangle Trail. Connect to the White Bar to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jessica Liu

Saturday 11/25/2023 - Four Lakes Hike, 12 miles/ C & D levels
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Sebago Boat Launch parking, take the 7-Hills trail to the lookout points on Diamond Mtn. Hike down to Pine Meadow Lake from Yellow and to Lake Wanoksink from Conklin road, to Woodtown Road to the Big Hill shelter. After Walking on the SBM and Breakneck ridge enjoying the expansive view of the Breakneck pond. Enjoy leisure smooth walk down Buck Trail (yellow) and Blue trail to the parking lot on Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Jimmy Xing

Sunday 11/26/2023 - Bearfort Mt, Woodruff Gap to Prospect Rock Hike / Level B&C
Hewitt, NJ
The Bearfort Mountain Ridge is famous for its reddish bedrocks, pitch pines and rocky outcrop lookouts. From the Highlands Preserve Parking, take the unmarked trail up to the Bearfort Ridge (green) trail. Follow the trail to Surprise Lake then follow the blue and AT trails to Prospect Rock and the Grand View lookout points. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Greenwood Lake. Return by the yellow trail for the view of the West pond. Follow the West Ridge (pink) trail for the views to the west of the ridge. Pass the Woodruff Gap to go back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/George Rogers


Saturday 12/2/2023 - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rocks Trail Hike / Level B & C
Westchester County, NY
The hilly terrain in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a mix of second-growth hardwood forest, hemlock, laurel, bold rock outcroppings, steep ravines, wetlands, open meadows and mountain ridges. Start from the Michigan Road Parking Lot, take the Red Trail to explore the Leatherman's Cave Loop. Crossover to the Rocks Trail to visit the Dancing Rock, Bear Rock Petroglyph, Spy Rock, Castle Rock, Raven Rock and Indian Rock Shelter. Take the Blue Trail to Kimberly Bridge and walk along the beautiful Cross River. Leave the River on the Fox Hill Trail to visit the Trailside Nature Museum and then back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Rd. Parking area
Leaders:
Chung Leung/Iris Liu

Saturday 12/2/2023 - Stonetown Circular Loop 10 Miles / Levels C
Ringwood State Park NJ
Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Wei Chen

Sunday 12/3/2023 - Bull Hill and Breakneck Ridge hike / Level B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) is located next to the famous Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Highlands. Hiking up Bull Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops but without the rock scramble like the Breakneck Ridge Trail. Descend from the summit of Bull Hill. Cross over to the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge by the Notch trail for more views. Finish the hike by walking downhill on the Cornish trail along the Breakneck Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Lucy Yu

Saturday 12/9/2023 - Doris Duke & Appalachian Trail Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The hike traverses the Doris Duke Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sterling Mountain and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) is in the north. There are fascinating rock formations and magnificent vistas on rock ledges. The hike starts with the Doris Duke Trail going up the mountain. Follow the trail along the transmission line to connect to the AT trail. Hike the AT trail to visit the many viewpoints along the mountain ridge. Descend to the valley and return to the trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Doris Duke Trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/Lucy Yu

Saturday 12/9/2023 - Breakneck Ridge, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes/ Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Sharon Yen

Sunday 12/10/2023 - Lake Kanawauke - Black Rock Mountain Hike 7 - 12 Miles / Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
Starting from the pretty Lake Kanawauke, go up the mountain to visit the Pine Swamp and the mine cave. Hike up on the Hogencamp Mountain to visit the lookout points on the rocky outcrops. Walk on the ridge to Black Rock Mountain which is famous for its views for all seasons. Continue on to visit the Boston Mine. Avid hikers go further to Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail back to parking.
Meeting Time/Place: Reschedule to 12/17/2023 due to bad weather
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Sharon Yan

Saturday 12/16/2023 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu/Homer Hsieh

Saturday 12/16/2023 - Secret Garden Trail. 6 - 9 Mile/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
The hike starts from Lake Askoti and heads to Time Square. Then follows the Surebridge Mine Road heading North to Upper Lake Cohasset. Explore the beautiful caves of Pine Swamp Mine and Bradley Mine. Take the returning route via AT and Hurst (Blue) trails. Following unmarked trail to Dunning Yellow trail to LP (Green) back to parking Lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Askoti parking lot
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang

Sunday 12/17/2023 - Lake Kanawauke - Black Rock Mountain Hike 7 - 12 Miles / Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
Starting from the pretty Lake Kanawauke, go up the mountain to visit the Pine Swamp and the mine cave. Hike up on the Hogencamp Mountain to visit the lookout points on the rocky outcrops. Walk on the ridge to Black Rock Mountain which is famous for its views for all seasons. Continue on to visit the Boston Mine. Avid hikers go further to Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail back to parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Kanawauke Picnic Area
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Sharon Yan

Saturday 12/23/2023 - Kakiat to Diamond Mt.- Pine Meadow- S-BM Loop, Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat County Park take Mountain trail (Orange) to Kakiat trail (white), after crossing Pine Meadow Brook, take trail (Blue) to Diamond Mt., then Yellow trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow Lake trail (red) to Suffern Bear Mt. Making sharp right turn to S-BM trail to Kakiat trail (white) and downhill back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Iris Liu

Saturday 12/23/2023 - Lake Sebago to Suffern Bear Mtn (SBM) trail hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
From the Lake Sebago Boat Launch parking, go over Conklin Mountain to Lake Wanoksink. Continue to Pine Meadow Lake for the winter scenery of the beautiful lakes. Take the short Conklin Crossing Trail to reach the S-BM (yellow) trail. Hike on S-BM trail to pass Horse Stable Mtn, Catamount Mtn and Panther Mtn. Scenery on the mountain ridge is gorgeous and can see as far as New York City. Walk on the service roads downhill back to Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chung Leung/Sharon Yan

Sunday 12/24/2023 - Caumsett State Historic Park & long Island Sound Hike / Level B & C
Hungtington, Long Island, NY
The Caumsett State Park is a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound. The park has salt marshes, beaches, rock shoreline with steep bluffs overlooking the LI Sound and nature trails over acres of woodland and meadows. Visit the gorgeous mansions owned by the rich Llyod and Field families to understand the development of Huntington in Long Island. Start from the Main parking lot, go south to Llyod Harbor. Follow the Pedestrian Trail to hike north to the Fresh Pond and enjoy the gorgeous view of LI Sound. Walk along the shore to Lloyd Point. Turn south on the Pedestrian Trail and walk back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: /Chung Leung

Saturday 12/30/2023 - Inwood Hill Park & NYC Discovery Hike/ Level B & C
Upper Manhattan, NYC
Inwood Hill Park now contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. The glacial activity millions years ago sculpted the terrain of the Park with its dramatic caves, valleys, and ridges. The hiking trails lead to scenic sites and into forest groves. The beauty of the natural environment is well preserved. The nearby Fort Tryon Park, Fort Washington Park and Highbridge will be visited to view the beautiful scenery of the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. NYC is full of hidden gems and a sensitive mind is required to discover them. Taking public transportation to the trailhead is encouraged.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at 178th Street, GW Bridge Bus Terminal
Leaders: Chung Leung/YuShan Li

Saturday 12/30/2023 - Dunderberg Mountain 7 & 11 miles Day Hike / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking. The longer route: from the Timp, take Timp-Torne Trail (blue), pass West Mountain, turn left on S-BM trail (yellow), then turn left on R-D (red), then join the shorter route.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Iris Liu/Wei Chen

Sunday 12/31/2023 - Year end Inspiration Hike, Explore the Silver Mine & Cookout
Harriman State Park, NY
Looking forward to the year 2024. Starting from the parking, hike along the north shore of Silvermine Lake and then up the Black Mtn. Enjoy the expansive views at the lookout points. Hike through the stream and swamps to Brien Shelter. Return to the parking along the western shore of the Lake. Cookout picnic at the pavilion. If interested, bring a snow board to slide down the old ski slope behind the pavilion. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon around Silvermine Lake and Lake Nawahunta.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Silvermine Lake Parking lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Diana Lu/Kwok-Chi Ng


Saturday 1/6/2024 - Bearfort Mt, Surprise Lake to Prospect Rock Hike / Level B & C
Hewitt, NJ
The Bearfort Mountain Ridge is famous for its reddish bedrocks, pitch pines and rocky outcrop lookouts. From the Highlands Preserve Parking, take the unmarked trail up to the Bearfort Ridge (green) trail. Follow the trail to Surprise Lake then follow the blue and AT trails to Prospect Rock and the Grand View lookout points. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Greenwood Lake. Return by the yellow trail for the view of the West pond. Continue on the West Ridge (pink) trail or the green trail back to the parking lot
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Homer Hsieh/HY Lee

Saturday 1/6/2024 - Schunemunk Mountain 7 & 9 Mile Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Jessica Liu/Davy Mak

Saturday 1/13/2024 - Bull Hill and Breakneck Ridge hike / Level B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) is located next to the famous Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Highlands. Hiking up Bull Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops but without the rock scramble like the Breakneck Ridge Trail. Descend from the summit of Bull Hill. Cross over to the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge by the Notch trail for more views. Finish the hike by walking downhill on the Cornish trail along the Breakneck Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Vincent Yu

Saturday 1/13/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment session, 10-18 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
Enrollment to a 3 months long distance hike training program. The training prepares hikers to hike on long & difficult trails to explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. They monitor their progress to build up their strength and improve on the hiking skills. The training program ends with the Gin's Challenge Endurance Hike in April. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung/Jimmy Xing

Sunday 1/14/2024 - Ladentown TMI trail to three Reservoirs Hike / Level B & C
South Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the Ladentown TMI trailhead, follow the powerline to Iron Mountain. Go up the mountain. Pass an old mine and follow the service road to the Second Reservoir. Continue to the First Reservoir and go up the mountain to visit Big Hill Shelter. Take the S-BM Trail to the Third Reservoir to the Squirrel Swamp. Change to the TMI trail to pass Eagle Rock to go back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 1/20/2024 - Lake Askoti to Reservoirs Loop Hike, Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
From Lake Askoti, go south on the Long Path to visit the Flight 6231 Crash site. Continue on Long Path to the Big Hill Shelter. Go downhill to visit the 2nd and 3rd Reservoirs. Find the unmarked trail to go down to the Breakneck Pond. Catch back on the Long Path to return to the parking lot. Avid hikers can extend the hike after the 3rd Reservoir to go on the S-BM, TMI trails to see the rock formations on Breakneck Mountain for an additional 3 miles.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/YuShan Li

Saturday 1/20/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment session #2, 10-18 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
Enrollment to a 3 months long distance hike training program. The training prepares hikers to hike on long & difficult trails to explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. They monitor their progress to build up their strength and improve on the hiking skills. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Saturday 1/27/2024 - Kakiat to Diamond Mt.- Pine Meadow- S-BM Loop, Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat County Park take Mountain trail (Orange) to Kakiat trail (white), after crossing Pine Meadow Brook, take trail (Blue) to Diamond Mt., then Yellow trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow Lake trail (red) to Suffern Bear Mt. Making sharp right turn to S-BM trail to Kakiat trail (white) and downhill back to parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders: Steve Huang/HY Lee

Saturday 1/27/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #3 Exploration, 17-21 miles, Level D
Norvin Green State Forest
This is a training for map reading and path finding skills. Hikers are given a map and some suggested points of interest for exploration. Hikers need to plan their route to visit as many targets as possible. There are many unmarked trails for the hikers to choose. Hikers are asked to identify the real locations of the landmarks and lookout points. Some veteran long distance Hikers will be there to act as mentors to help. *Registration is limited to members of the Training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Tony Shu/Wei Chen

Sunday 1/28/2024 - Dater Mountain and Black Ash Mountain Hike
Harriman State Park, NY
The Dater Mtn. Nature Park offers stunning views of the Village of Tuxedo, I-87 Highway and variety of wildlife. Starting from Johnsontown Circle Parking, take the Blue Disc trail up Dater Mtn. Change to Kakiat trail going south to enter Dater Mtn Natural Park to the Sleater Hill Lookout. Go north along west side of Dater Mtn. to Tuxedo Park. Change to R-D trail to Big Pine Hill and Black Ash Mtn. Turn south on the Blue Disc Trail to visit the rock formations of Claudius Smith Den and Elbow Brush. Then continue to visit the Almost Perpendicular point for the view of Pound Mtn. and Go downhill back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM, Johnsontown Circle parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen


Saturday 2/3/2024 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail to the Timp Torne (blue) trail. Hike along the (blue) trail to enjoy the gorgeous views along the ridge of West Mountain. Take a break at the Shelter and continue to Timp Pass. Change to the R-D (red) trail to the Beech Bottom Service Road and continue to go back to the parking. Avid hikers venture out to The Timp from Timp Pass. Make a loop on the R-D and 1777 trails, visiting the Herbert Mine then go back to Timp Pass.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders:
Ada Jow/Steve Huang/Davy Mak

Saturday 2/3/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #4, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jimmy Xing

Sunday 2/4/2024 - Black Ash - Tom Jones - Black Rock Mountains Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
This is a hike on mountain ridges to view the winter scenery of the mountains, forests and swamps. From Tuxedo Park, hike up Black Ash Mtn on the famous R-D(red dot) Trail. Continue on the R-D Trail on the mountain ridge to Parker Cabin Mtn, Tom Jones Mtn to reach Black Rock Mtn. Go downhill on the Nurian(white) Trail to go along the White Bar Trail through the forest and swamps. The trails in the area are well marked and the hiking route can be extended to visit more lookout points or shortened to be back to the parking lot early. The uphills and downhills are on steady slopes and suitable for slow walks to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Carina Li/John Li

Saturday 2/10/2024 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike / Level B & C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take the bridge across the Ramapo River. Go up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to the Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Continue to hike to MacMillan Reservoir. Go through the swamp to reach Bear Swamp Lake. Climb up the hill to Ilgentstein Rock. After enjoying the panorama view, go downhill to the Cannonball Lake. Follow the Swamp Brook downhill then follow the Yellow Silver Trail to return to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: HY Lee/YuShan Li

Saturday 2/10/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #5, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou/Wei Chen/MinHui Li

Sunday 2/11/2024 - Dater Mountain and Black Ash Mountain Hike
Harriman State Park, NY
The Dater Mtn. Nature Park offers stunning views of the Village of Tuxedo, I-87 Highway and variety of wildlife. Starting from Johnsontown Circle Parking, take the Blue Disc trail up Dater Mtn. Change to Kakiat trail going south to enter Dater Mtn Natural Park to the Sleater Hill Lookout. Go north along west side of Dater Mtn. to Tuxedo Park. Change to R-D trail to Big Pine Hill and Black Ash Mtn. Turn south on the Blue Disc Trail to visit the rock formations of Claudius Smith Den and Elbow Brush. Then continue to visit the Almost Perpendicular point for the view of Pound Mtn. and Go downhill back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM, Johnsontown Circle parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 2/17/2024 - Sterling Forest, the Ridge and Lake Hike /Level B & C
Sterling State Forest, NY
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach he Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Sterling Ridge Trail. Decent to the lake and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Jessica Liu

Saturday 2/17/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #6, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Sunday 2/18/2024 - Long Mountain - Long Path - Summit Lake Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill Parking, follow the Long Path Trail to go up Long mountain to visit the Torrey Mountain and have a good view of the Turkey Hill Lake. Continue on the Long Path to pass Howell Mountain and Brooks Mountain. Views on the mountains are gorgeous. Cross Route 6 to visit the Reynolds Pond and Summit Lake. Follow the service to connect back to the Long Path at the Stockbridge Mountain. Hike along the mountain ridge back to the Turkey Hill parking. Avid hikers can go down to Lake Nawahunta and follow the fire road back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 2/24/2024 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Fishkill Ridge, Fishkill, New York
Loop up, up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Vincent Yu

Saturday 2/24/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #7, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 2/24/2024 - Ramapo Mountain Loop / Level B & C
Ramapo Mountain, NJ
Start from the trailhead at lower parking lot on Skyline Drive; take Blk-Red-Orange; (for extra 2 miles, you may take Blue hike clockwise around the Ramapo Lake); change to Cannonball Trail (Red) north; pass Castle ruin & Stone Tower on White trail, Follow Castle Loop(white) and back to lower parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Skyline Drive lower parking
Leaders: Davy Mak/Ada Jow

Sunday 2/25/2024 - CMCNY Membership Meeting & Spring Festival Gathering
Elmhurst, NY
The General Membership Meeting is an experience sharing and get together party for all members and their friends. It will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY. The event features a buffet dinner, slide show on our exotic expeditions, raffle, games, used gears exchange and preview of upcoming activities. Open enrollment for new members. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members, $10 guest of members.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 PM at St. James Episcopal Church
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Huang/Sharon Yan


Saturday 3/2/2024 - Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto winter Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Visit the curtain of icicles hanging from the cliff at Elbow Brush. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the winter view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on Blue Disc trail, then take the Victory Trail to the frozen Lake Skenonto. After lunch, go along the bank of Lake Sebago to the Triangle (Yellow)Trail. Follow the Triangle and then the White Bar Trails back to JCT.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Chwen (Jun) Best/HY Lee

Saturday 3/2/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #8, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/MinHui Li/Wei Chen

Saturday 3/9/2024 - Dunderberg / Bald Mountain 7 & 11 miles Hike / Levels B & C
Dunderberg Mountain - Bear Mountain State Park
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking. The longer route: from the Timp, take Timp-Torne Trail (blue), pass West Mountain, turn left on S-BM trail (yellow), then turn left on R-D (red), then join the shorter route.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang

Saturday 3/9/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #9, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Rosa Melgar/XiaoTao Shi

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Storm King Mt to Pitching Point Loop Hike / Level B & C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Iris Liu

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #10, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: /Lucy Yu/Wei Chen

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Tuxedo Park - Time Square Loop 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Harriman state Park, NY
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Change to LP going west toward Lemon Squeezer. Turn to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish no later than 5:00 pm. If not reaching Time Square by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Davy Mak

Saturday 3/23/2024 - Three Reservoirs/ Breakneck Mtn Loop, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. At the end of the 3rd Reservoir, make a right on S-BM (yellow) trail going uphill. Hike the whole Breakneck Mtn (white) trail. Left turn on TMI (red) trail and then the service road to the Big Hill Shelter. Follow the paved road back to the parking. Relaxed hikers can take various shortcuts but do not miss the views at Big Hill Shelter.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Rte 106 roadside Trailhead Parking
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Sharon Yan

Saturday 3/23/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #11, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei/Rosa Melgar

Saturday 3/30/2024 - Seven Hills Trail, 7 & 9 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot. C level hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Reeves Visitor Center
Leaders: Jessica Liu

Saturday 3/30/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #12, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Lucy Yu/MinHui Li


Saturday 4/6/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #13, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders:
Wei Chen/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Saturday 4/6/2024 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #14, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Ling Zhou/Lucy Yu

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. *Limit to 20 people and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/20/2024 - Gin's Challenge Endurance 26+ mile Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
The annual Gin's Challenge Endurance Hike is a 30+ miles route passing through 13 target points. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hikers strive to visit the 13 target points going through strenuous mountain trails with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains. The long distance hikers have been training hard for the past months for their strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience. This hike will be a testimony for their hard work and accomplishment.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM Tuxedo Park DEC Parking Lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung/Rosa Melgar/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 4/20/2024 - Lake Askoti to Reservoirs Loop Hike, Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
From Lake Askoti, go south on the Long Path to visit the Flight 6231 Crash site. Continue on Long Path to the Big Hill Shelter. Go downhill to visit the 2nd and 3rd Reservoirs. Find the unmarked trail to go down to the Breakneck Pond. Catch back on the Long Path to return to the parking lot. Avid hikers can extend the hike after the 3rd Reservoir to go on the S-BM, TMI trails to see the rock formations on Breakneck Mountain for an additional 3 miles.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 4/27/2024 - Claudius Smith Den/Parker Cabin Mtn. 7 Miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park New York
Starting from Johnsontown Circle, hike along the Pound Mtn ridge to the gorgeous rock formation at Claudius Smith Den and continue to Tri Trail Center. Change to RD to hike slowly on the uphills and enjoy the views. Continue on the scenic Black Ash Mtn ridge to the lunch spot at Parker Cabin Mtn. Return by Triangle Yellow and White Bar passing the lakes of Skenonto and Sebago back to Johnsontown Circle.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau


Saturday 5/4/2024 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop, 6 & 9 miles / levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders:


Saturday 5/11/2024 - Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake, 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start from Reeve visitor center at 7 Lakes Drive, follow the blue trail, then orange trail to Russian Bear. After enjoying the view of the Ramapo valley, then go down to Pine Meadow Lake. Take a walk around the lake for the winter view and return to the visitor center through the yellow trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 5/18/2024 - Lake Askoti- Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Lake Askoti, Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Time Square. Go up the Hogencamp Mountain and visit the lookout points on R-D and Lichen trails. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Go west on the AT trail to the north shore of Island Pond. Change to a service road to a secluded spot, south of Island pond. Retrace back on the service road and follow the scenic Dunning (yellow) trail back to the parking. Avid hikers can extend the hike to visit the lookout points on Black Rock Mountain before heading back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 5/25/2024 - Memorial Day Family Camping at Kenneth Wilson State Park
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
(5/25-5/27) With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Kenneth Wilson campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, play fields, beaches and boat/canoe rentals. There are plenty of bike routes nearby and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. Prepare your own camping equipment. Register and pay before 5/11/2024. Limit to 40 people. Fee includes 1st night BBQ: $30 /adults; $12 /children under 12 of age.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/25/2024 - West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The level C hikers will venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red back to the parking lot. the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 6/1/2024 - Guided Kayaking + Bannerman Castle Tour/ Level B
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Storm King Adventure Tours in Cornwall-on-Hudson offers a 3-hour guided tour to visit the famous Bannerman Castle! Begin your adventure by taking a leisurely paddle across the Hudson River before arriving at Wee-bay. We then make our way up from the shore on the walking trails. A Bannerman Castle Historian then directs a tour along the walkways. This tour is best for those who enjoy learning about our local history. Light hiking and many stairs are apart of this tour. Round trip paddling distance of approximately 2.5 miles. Limit to 25 people and members only. $90/pp Registration before 7/10/2023.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at Storm King Adventure Tours,
Leaders:


Saturday 6/1/2024 - Storm King Mt, 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 6/8/2024 - Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop, 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park
Starting from Tuxedo& Park, hike up the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to enjoy the view overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys Then change to the flat Victory and Triangle trails to the Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo Mtn Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Four Lakes Hike, 8-10 miles/ B & C levels
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Sebago Boat Launch parking, take the 7-Hills trail to the lookout points on Diamond Mtn. Hike down to Pine Meadow Lake from Yellow and to Lake Wanoksink from unmarked road. Change to the TMI trail-Wood Town Road and Yellow to Resevoir 3. After Walking on the Breakneck ridge enjoying the expansive view of the Breakneck pond. Enjoy leisure smooth walk down Buck Trail (yellow) and Blue trail to the parking lot on Lake Sebago. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders:

Saturday 6/22/2024 - Fishkill Ridge, 7 Miles Day Hike/ Level C
Hudson Highland State Park, New York
Loop up , up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 6/29/2024 - Dunderberg Mountain - 7 & 9 miles Day Hike / Levels C & D
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders:






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