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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 21, 2018

Jul21

Cunningham Park Trail Work

at Union Turnpike & Francis Lewis Blvd

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to do trail work in Cunningham Park! Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are encouraged…
Free!

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Jul21

Woody Crest: Walking Tour

at Yankee StadiumBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx County Historical Society Education Coordinator on a this free tour!

Jul21

Nature Exploration Hike

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Free!

Jul21

Saturday Night Alive! Nocturnal Nature Hike

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Experience the lake like never before with evening adventures featuring fish, bats, nocturnal creatures, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul22

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and pack a light snack.
Free!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul25

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Inwood as Muse: An Artist Walk at Inwood Hill Park

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and Artist Mathew Jensen on an evening walk through Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Prospect Park Super Hike (Moderate)

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Free!

Jul28

Trees of Central Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a hike with the Rangers and discover how trees contribute to the health of an urban park woodland. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul29

Discovering Dragonflies

at Visitors Parking Lot, Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Children ages 8+ will get to know these colorful marvels of the summer skies.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul31

Greenbelt on the Go: Morning Hikes for Adults in Wolfe's Pond Park

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the picturesque views of Wolfe's Pond Park, as we point out unique features that make the park special.
Free!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

An In-Depth Look at Art Deco on the Upper Grand Concourse - Walking Tour

at East Fordham Road and the Grand ConcourseBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Today, the Grand Concourse, along with several other Bronx communities around it, holds one of the highest percentages of Art Deco buildings in the nation.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Historic New York: East Village Gardens Walk

at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The East Village was a focal location for the Community Garden Movement during the late 1970's. Tour the neighborhood and some of these "hidden" gardens that unite local residents.
Free!

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Event
Aug11

Night Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

The New York City Naturalist Club: Nature Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Aug12

Sensory Perception Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.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!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug15

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This extensive hike of Forest Park highlights the hiking trails of Forest Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, packing a light snack, and bringing water.
Free!

Aug19

Medicinal Plants Hike

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect 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 parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Historic New York: Orchard Beach

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Orchard Beach has a rich and significant history dating back to The Great Depression. Take a journey through time and learn about Orchard Beach past and present.
Free!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug29

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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