|Welcome to NewYorkCityDayHiking.com! Here you will find detailed information about many day hikes in the Greater New York City area. Pictured above is an old metal sign found on the Pine Meadow trail in Harriman State Park not far from Pine Meadow Lake. You can see this sign while hiking the Catamount Mountain hike.Your feedback is appreciated!
ASB - Dunning - Long Path Circular
Beacon Hills & Views
* Bear Mountain
Black Rock Forest
Breakneck Ridge - Breakneck Bypass
Breakneck Ridge & Mount Taurus
Breakneck Ridge - Notch Trail
Breakneck Ridge & Sugarloaf Mountain
Breakneck, Sunset Point & Sugarloaf
Breakneck Ridge, Taste of
Car Pond Mountain
Dater Mountain Nature County Park
Delaware Water Gap - Dunnfield Creek
Delaware Water Gap - Holly Springs
Delaware Water Gap - Mount Tammany
Delaware Water Gap - Sunfish Pond
** Delaware Water Gap - Tammany Fire Road
Doodletown Plus West Mountain
Dover Oak & Nuclear Lake
* Dunderberg (and Bald) Mountain & the Timp
Elk Pen Five Mile Circular
Elk Pen - Lemon Squeezer Circular
Elk Pen - Lichen Trail Circular
Elk Pen Seven Mile Circular
Elk Pen - Times Square Circular
Jackie Jones Fire Tower
Jackie Jones Mountain
Johnsontown Road - Diamond Mountain
Johnsontown Road - Lake Sebago
Johnsontown Road - Lakes Skenonto & Sebago
Lake Askoti - Fingerboard Shelter Circular
** Lake Sebago - Diamond Mountain
Lake Skenonto Circular
Macedonia Brook State Park
Mombasha High Point
Palisades Interstate Park: Giant Stairs
Palisades Interstate Park: Northern Section
* Palisades Interstate Park: Southern Section
Pine Meadow Lake
** Pine Swamp Mountain
Pound Mountain Circular
Raccoon Brook Hill
Ramapo Torne and the Pulpit
Ringwood State Park
** Rockhouse Mountain
* Schunemunk Mountain: The Megaliths
Southern Storm King State Park
Sterling Fire Tower
Storm King Mountain
The Timp & the Anchor
The Timp & Bald Mountain
Tom Jones Mountain
Three Mountains Plus Doodletown
Three Mountains: West, The Timp & Bald
Tuxedo + Two Lakes
** West Mountain Ridge
West Mountain & Nuclear Lake (Pawling, NY)
West Pawling Appalachian Trail Highlights
Wyanokie High Point
* Updated within the last six months
** New hike, added within the last six months
- July 17, 2015
Hike Selector - This is where you should start!
- The Hike Selector is a table with information about every hike including mileage, difficulty, typical hiking times, elevation gain, starting location and links to each of the hikes.
Public Transportation to Hiking Areas - Taking buses and trains to hiking areas.
Guide to Day Hiking - How to get started, what to bring, what to wear, how to organize a hike, how to lead a hike, information about maps, books and local area hiking groups, where to buy hiking clothes and gear and other information you need to know.
My Favorite Hikes - A very subjective list. NEW!
Reading Trail Markers - How to navigate on a trail (with illustrated examples).
How to stay un-lost on a hike - Tested common sense ideas.
Happy Feet - Selecting the right hiking boots & socks.
Trekking Poles - They're for everyone!
What to Wear - Looking good and feeling comfortable.
Lyme Disease - Either go hiking in Antarctica or read this article.
What to Bring on a Hike - crib sheet for what to bring on a day hike.
Hiking Recommendations - Miscellaneous advice (a work in progress).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - Children? Pets? Buying maps? etc.
Bibliography - Books and maps and and direct links to buy them.
Links of Interest - Hiking clubs/groups, stores/vendors, and other resources.
Blog - a work in progress.
Questions & Comments: Email: Michael Brochstein
WARNING/DISCLAIMER: Hiking can be dangerous and the information furnished here may contain errors!