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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, July 13, 2019


Prospect Park Waterfall Hike

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This hike takes you through scenic Prospect Park highlighting the park's many waterfalls along the way.

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Ice Age New York

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Glacier formed most of our city's hilly terrain. Learn how the Ice Age is still an important part of natural history.

Saturday, July 20, 2019


The Explorer's Club: Tibbetts' Brook Hike

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Earn a curiosity stamp as you explore the partially subterranean freshwater stream known as Tibbett's Brook.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019


The New York City Naturalist Club: Nature Exploration

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Sunday, July 28, 2019


The New York City Naturalist Club: Midsummer Botany Walk

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park is home to one of the most diverse plant ecosystem the city has to offer. Explore this park and its flowers in summer bloom.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Naturalist Walk

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.

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