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The Interstate Hiking Club is a medium sized hiking club that is affiliated with the NY/NJ Trail Conference and has been a trail maintaining club since 1931. Most of our activities are centered in the NY/NJ area. Some hikes, bicycle rides and canoe trips are farther away. Trips or events may just be for the day, or are sometimes for a week. Guests may attend 3 events before becoming members. IHC rules apply to participants that attend through meetup. Membership in IHC is $10 a year. Ask your leader about membership!

Hikes, bicycle rides and canoe trips generally are scheduled for every Sunday, and some Fridays and Saturdays, as day-long outings. They are graded by difficulty of terrain, distance and pace. The Hiking grades are: Easy: These hikes are 3 to 5 miles in length and should have no significant hills. Moderate: These hikes are 5 to 8 miles and may take up to 5 hours, including time for trail lunch. They should not generally have multiple long steep hills, and should be at a moderate pace. Moderately Strenuous: These hikes are 5 to 8 miles with multiple steep hills or 8 miles or more which are mostly flat walking. They can last up to 6 hours, including trail lunch. Pace to be moderate. Strenuous: Not for novices. Hikes are 8 miles or more and last 6 hours or more, including time for trail lunch. These may have many long steep hills and may be at a brisk pace. Most hikes get back about 3:30 in the afternoon. But that is not a certainty. Conditions may force an early end, or hikers may be slower than expected.

Be sure to bring enough water and a lunch too. Sturdy footwear is required. Contact the leader if in doubt. The leader may refuse any member or guest who the leader thinks is ill prepared for the trip. Dogs are not allowed on any IHC events. Sorry!

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 9:00 AM

    Johnsontown Circular

    5 Members | 5.00

    We will start on the Blue Disc and head north over Almost Perpendicular and then go to Claudius Smith’s Den. After that we will hike to Lake Skenonto and have lunch.... Learn more

  • July 17 · 9:00 AM

    Hike the Ramapo Ridge

    13 Members | 5.00

    We will be doing the Millstone Trail, and parts of the yellow/ Old Guard Trail. This is a loop hike that traverses several historic scout trails (Camps Todd, Glen Gray... Learn more

  • July 10 · 9:00 AM

    Mahlon Dickerson Exploration

    7 Members | 5.00 | 7 Photos

    We will explore Cat Swamp and some little used trails in the north of Mahlon Dickerson. The hike will be about 10 mi. It is a strenuous hike and hilly. Cat Swamp is... Learn more

  • July 3 · 8:30 AM

    Hike High Peters Kill

    6 Members | 5.00 | 15 Photos

    This hike will be a High Peters Kill Trail loop, to and around Minnewaska starting from the Minnewaska Peters Kill Lot which is the climbing area. There are beautiful... Learn more

  • June 19 · 9:00 AM

    Hike Lake Skannatati

    8 Members | 5.00 | 68 Photos

    On our hike today, some of the trails we will use are; Long Path, Dunning, R-D, Lichen, ASB, and the Bottle Cap trail.Rain cancels this hike. This is a moderately... Learn more

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