Urban Park Rangers: Hiking

Put on your hiking boots and explore NYC’s hidden gems! Join our Urban Park Rangers as we discover lakes, forests, streams, and hundreds of miles of nature trails.

Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.  

Some programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Urban Park Rangers: Hiking Events

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Jan23

Nature Exploration: Riverside Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

Jan23

Sunset Hike

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

4:30 p.m.5:30 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!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Jan24

Sunset Hike

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

4:00 p.m.5:00 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!

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Jan31

Fort Tryon Rocks! Geology Hike

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and find out why Manhattan rocks!
Free!

Jan31

Nature Exploration: Cass Gallagher Trail

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Free!

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Feb 6

Hunter Island Sunset Hike

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.5:30 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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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Feb 7

Nature Exploration: Captain Tilly Park

at Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On this moderately-paced hike, discover the nature of Captain Tilly Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots.
Free!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Feb14

Valentine's Day Hike and Craft

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on a light winter walk on the lookout for "lovebirds". We will end back at the Nature Center to build your own nature valentine for your sweetheart!
Free!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Feb20

Van Cortlandt Park and Woodlawn Cemetery Winter Tree ID

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers as we explore interesting tree species in the winter season in two of the Bronx’s premiere green spaces: Van Cortlandt Park and Woodlawn Cemetery.
Free!

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