Treks in the City?
June 9, 2008 7:43 PM Subscribe
What are some moderately intense / refreshing hikes within easy reach of New York City?
posted by puckish to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Some things I'm looking for: moderate elevation change, preferably in the 7-8 mile range (give or take, depending on elevation), maybe exploring upper level fir forests around Harriman Park? Recommendations for overnight trips a plus - I've been doing day hikes for WAY too long, am eager to get back into full immersion.
Added points if people can recommend hiking meet-ups in the NYC area that head out to the Catskills / Bear Mountain area. I'm a bit out of the loop on this, any advice would be appreciated. As far as the hikes go, I've checked out trails.com and 60 hikes and have a good sense of what's out there, but I'd love personal recommendations. What are some good routes to check out?
Caveat: Must be accessible by train / subway, or close enough to get to either one by cab.
Thanks in advance!