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, July 31, 2021

Jul31

Sunset Hike

at Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
As the sun hangs low over on the horizon, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Event

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Sensory Perception Hike

at The Overlook Parking Lot (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.
Free!

Aug 1

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.
Free!

Must See
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Aug 1

Central Park Super Hike

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Traverse the entirety of Central Park from the forever wild preserves of the North Woods to the sculptured promenade of the Mall in the south
Free!

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Family Hike - Greenbelt Nature Center

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take a walk into our lush Greenbelt as we take in the sounds, sights, and smells of nature. We will explore one of our numerous blazed trails for birds, plants and insects.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Great Trees of Astoria Park

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about some of the many and varied tree species that can be found in this neighborhood park and learn some ways to identify them on this walk.
Free!

Aug 8

Doggie Day Hike

at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take a stroll through the forest with your four-legged friend on this dog friendly hike. Dogs are required to be on-leash.
Free!

Aug 8

Harlem Rocks! Geology Hike

at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join our park rangers on a geology walk of Harlem to explore the dramatic rock outcroppings. Registration required.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Adult Hike - Greenbelt Nature Center

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Want to take a walk but don’t want to go alone? Join us for a hike through the serenity of the Greenbelt. We will explore different trails and enjoy the experience of nature.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Nature Meditation Hike

at Rochester Avenue and Eastern Parkway (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our leisurely meditation hike and enjoy the serenity nature offers.
Free!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Aug22

Insect Exploration Hike

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Outdoor Skills: Maps and Navigational Skills

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike around Crotona Park where you will learn how to read maps and other techniques to reach your destination.
Free!

Aug28

Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. To enhance your experience, please bring your own binoculars and field guides.
Free!

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