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, October 31, 2020
at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
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.
at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.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.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
at Shore Parkway and Rabbi Block Street (in Calvert Vaux Park), Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–12:00 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.
at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
12:00 p.m.–1:00 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.
at 130th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park), Queens
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.