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Hiking

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Enjoy New York City’s great outdoors on these guided hikes through our parks. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring the city. Discover the natural beauty, wildlife, history, and architectural beauty of our parklands with our Urban Park Rangers and other nature exploration groups. If you’re looking to explore on your own, visit our Hiking Trails page to find some of the best hiking trails across New York City.

Hiking Events

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec 3

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dec 4

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Dec 4

Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec 11

Winter Wonderland Hike (Vigorous)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera.
Free!

Dec 11

Trail of the Month: William T. Davis Trail and New Springville Greenway.

at Native Plant Center , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Beginning at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, take a short loop walk on the Pink Trail, then proceed along the New Springville Greenway.
Free!

Dec 11

Deer Exploration Hike

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots as we explore the park for one of Staten Island's most popular residents—white-tailed deer!
Free!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec 18

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.
Free!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some…
Free!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jan 8

Trail of the Month: Nature Center Trail

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Kick off the 2017 Trail of the Month hiking series with an easy, introductory, one-mile hike around the Nature Center trail.
Free!

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