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.

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from October 24, 2021 to December 22, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Oct25

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Oct27

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Oct27

Greenbelt’s Haunted Trail

at Table Tennis Room (in Greenbelt Recreation Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family out for some Halloween fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Oct30

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Oct30

Nature Discovery Hike

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.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!

Oct30

Birding: Raptor Watch

at West 116th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure along the Hudson River in search of migratory birds of prey
Free!

Oct30

Historic New York: The Islands of Orchard Beach

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

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The islands that surround Orchard Beach are shrouded in myth and legend. Discovery the truth of these historic places with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Oct30

Sunset Hike

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

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as the air chills and the critters come out while the sun sets over Brookfield Park
Free!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Oct31

Halloween Discovery Hike and Craft

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk into the woods searching for spiders and other critters. Enjoy fall foliage and try your hand at your choice of nature arts & crafts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Sunset Hike

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

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hike to the Overlook with the Rangers to watch the sun set over the cliffs of the scenic Palisades with the mighty Hudson River below.
Free!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Nov 1

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Nov 3

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Friday, November 5, 2021

Nov 5

Adult Hike: Autumn Colors Hike

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a colorful hike as we stroll around the ponds of High Rock.
Free!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Nov 6

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Nov 6

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center Classroom A (in Blue Heron Park)

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Rangers will teach you different methods of shelter building using natural materials.
Free!

Nov 6

Fall Foliage Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the nature and history of Crotona Park on an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Nov 6

Nature Exploration: Hunter Island

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration hikes, 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!

Nov 6

Nature's Workshop: Hike and Craft

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Each program in this series explores its topic in-depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.
Free!

Nov 6

Nature Exploration: Powell's Cove

at 130th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration hikes, 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!

Nov 6

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

Nov 6

Central Park Geocaching Adventure Quest

at Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for a 33 stage geocaching adventure quest exploring the bridges and arches of Central Park!
Free!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Nov 7

Native American Heritage Month: The Lenape of Manahatta

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During Native American Heritage Month, explore the past and present experience of Native Americans.
Free!

Nov 7

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building and Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take a hike while learning different methods of shelter building using natural materials .
Free!

Nov 7

Native American Heritage Month: Native American Legacy in Queens

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
During Native American Heritage Month, explore the past and present experience of Native Americans.
Free!

Nov 7

Discovery Hike: Pond Ecology

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
oin the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the natural succession of Allison Pond Park and learn how these aquatic ecosystems prepare for winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, November 8, 2021

Nov 8

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Nov10

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Nov13

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Nov13

Birding: Owls

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn more about the various species of owls found in our parks. Registration required.
Free!

Nov13

Native American Heritage Month: The Lenape

at East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During Native American Heritage Month, explore the past and present experience of Native Americans.
Free!

Nov13

Native American Heritage Month: Lenape Treasure Hunt

at Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive (in Eibs Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During Native American Heritage Month, explore the past and present experience of Native Americans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov13

Historic New York: The High Bridge

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure. Registration required
Free!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Nov14

Fall Foliage Hike

at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Discover the nature and history of Forest Park on an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Nov14

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Rangers will teach you different methods of shelter building using natural materials.
Free!

Nov14

Fall Foliage Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn why leaves change color in fall as we hike around one of the most picturesque fall foliage spots in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov14

Doggie Day Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 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. Registration is required.
Free!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Nov15

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Nov17

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Nov20

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Nov20

Historic New York: Historic Harlem Parks Walking Tour

at W 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Learn more about the history and cultures of Jackie Robinson Park, Colonel Charles Young Playground and Holcombe Rucker Park.??Registration Required
Free!

Nov20

Deer Exploration Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Oh deer! Learn more about this majestic species and explore the park in search of signs and traces of its presence.
Free!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Nov21

Nature Exploration: Soundview Park

at Lafayette Avenue and Colgate Avenue (in Soundview Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration hikes, 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!

Nov21

Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park did not always look the way it does now. Learn more about the dynamic history and evolution of this waterfront park.
Free!

Nov21

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Baisley Blvd. & 157th Street (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
Free!

Nov21

Central Park Highlights Hike

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on a walk?in the heart of Central Park?to learn about the Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, Bethesda Fountain and?much?more!
Free!

Nov21

Historic New York: The High Bridge Water Tower

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure. Registration required
Free!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Nov22

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Nov24

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Friday, November 26, 2021

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: Northern Manhattan Parks Super Hike

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. This hike will take you through the hills of Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill Parks.
Free!

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant

at Alley Pond Adventure Course (in Alley Pond Park)

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. This hike will take you to the oldest living organism in New York, the Alley Giant.
Free!

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: The Blue Trail

at Old Mill Road and Richmond Hill Road (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike in the Staten Island Greenbelt!
Free!

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: Prospect Park South to North

at Parkside Avenue and South Lake Drive (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike!
Free!

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: Pelham Bay South

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike! This hike will explore parts of NYC's largest park.
Free!

Nov26

Black Friday Hike: John Muir Trail

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Black Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike!
Free!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Nov27

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Nov27

Fall Ecology 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 a hike exploring the diverse ecosystem of Central Park. Learn how all living species work with each other to survive and thrive through the Fall season.
Free!

Nov27

Native American Heritage Month: Native Americans Past to Present

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
During Native American Heritage Month, explore the past and present experience of Native Americans.
Free!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Nov28

Birding: Woodland Birds

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
Free!

Nov28

Birding: Winter Birds

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
Free!

Nov28

Great Trees of Inwood Hill Park

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a hike of Inwood Hill Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the changing season.
Free!

Nov28

Nature Exploration: Van Cortlandt Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On Nature Exploration hikes, 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!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Nov29

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Dec 1

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dec 4

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Monday, December 6, 2021

Dec 6

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dec 8

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Dec11

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Monday, December 13, 2021

Dec13

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Dec15

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Dec18

Greenbelt Nature Trail Walk

at Greenbelt Recreation CenterStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Hiking
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Monday, December 20, 2021

Dec20

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dec22

Ride, Walk, See

at Track (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Exercise and nature in one involving bikes and walking sessions
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

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