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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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nov21

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Nov23

Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Alley Giant—a tulip tree—is the tallest and oldest living organism in the city. It is estimated to be between 350 and 450 years of age. Come meet a tree older than the United States
Free!

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Event
Nov23

15th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for the annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt to the LaTourette House! This hike is over 2.5 hours and is moderately paced.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Greenbelt

at LaTourette Park Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City on the Greenbelt's White Trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Northwest Woods

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us and obverse how the flora and fauna change while we pass through these varied ecosystems.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov23

Black Friday Hike: Hunter Island Hike

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx 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. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain.
Free!

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Event

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nov24

Nature Exploration Hike

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, and discover our city’s urban forests.
Free!

Nov24

The Pelham Bay Super Hike (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Nov25

Salt Marsh Exploration Hike

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Nov28

Adult Afternoon Hikes

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get familiar with the Greenbelt and local parks by hiking with other adults! The length of each hike will be determined by the size and pace of the group.
Free!

Nov28

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nov29

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov29

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1

Forest Bathing in Alley Pond Park

at Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to offer an opportunity to try Forest Bathing in Queens' Alley Pond Park. After the walk, the event will conclude with a tea ceremony and a light snack.
Free!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dec 2

The New York City Naturalist Club: Winter Tree ID Part 1

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
For this program, we will explore beautiful Inwood Hill Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.
Free!

Dec 2

Mushroom ID Hike

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We will take a closer look at these fascinating fungi and learn basic mushroom identification.
Free!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dec 5

Adult Afternoon Hikes

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get familiar with the Greenbelt and local parks by hiking with other adults! The length of each hike will be determined by the size and pace of the group.
Free!

Dec 5

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dec 6

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 6

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

The New York City Naturalist Club: Winter Tree ID Part 2

at 79th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
For this program, we will explore Central Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.
Free!

Dec 8

Night Hike

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Pelham Bay Park under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dec 9

Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore High Rock Park on a hike around Loosestrife Swamp and the surrounding area.
Free!

Dec 9

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 9

Inwood Hill Park Super Hike

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature and discover our city's urban forests. This lengthy hike highlights the terrain of Manhattan's Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dec12

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dec13

Greenbelt Peepers Early Childhood Education Program

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec13

Greenbelt Tree Tots Early Childhood Education

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dec15

Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

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 16, 2018

Dec16

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided hike through McCarren Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt.
Free!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dec19

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dec22

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature's vistas and winter landscapes.
Free!

Dec22

Nature Exploration Hike: The North Woods

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dec23

Winter Woodlands Hike

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Decompress and reconnect with nature on this moderately-paced interpretive hike.
Free!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dec26

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jan 2

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Jan 9

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Jan16

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jan23

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jan30

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Feb 6

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Feb13

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Feb20

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Feb27

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles.
Free!

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