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

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec 3

Adult Hike | Heyerdahl Hill

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take in the winter scenery as we hike to the historic foundation of the Heyerdahl farmhouse. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center.
Free!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Dec 4

Greenbelt Evergreens

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us at High Rock for a pre-holiday hike and learn about the evergreens that live in the Greenbelt.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dec 5

Geology and Natural History Hike

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

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Hike through the central Greenbelt and learn more about the rocks, soil, and topography of the area and how they helped shape the Greenbelt’s natural history.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Dec19

Staten Island Christmas Bird Count

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dec20

Trail of the Month | Red Trail

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike the Red trail loop, as well as the trail extension toward Historic Richmond Town.
Free!

Dec20

Winter Wonderland Hike

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

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

Dec20

Forest Park Super Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This extensive hike of Forest Park highlights the hiking trails of Forest Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots.
Free!

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Event
Dec20

Sunset Before Solstice Hike

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

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Winter is almost here! Join the Urban Park Rangers on a sunset hike as we approach the longest night and shortest day of the year.
Free!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dec26

Nature Exploration: Prospect Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this moderately-paced hike, discover the nature of Prospect Park.
Free!

Dec26

Nature Exploration: Brookville Park

at Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this moderately-paced hike, discover the nature of Brookville Park.
Free!

Dec26

Historic New York: Inwood Hill Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Urban Park Rangers on an exploration of the lesser-known historical sites and urban legends of Inwood Hill and Isham Park.
Free!

Dec26

Sunset Hike

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 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!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Dec27

End of the Year Hike

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

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

Must See
Event
Dec27

Winter Wonderland Hike

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this hike to explore the winter wonderland of the North Woods in Central Park.
Free!

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