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Sunset Hike on Turkey Mountain

Turkey Mountain Preserve Hike

 We will come out at dusk to dark - Bring headlamps or flashlights

  • Terrain - Up 1 steep Mt
  • Distance - 3 miles
  • Pace - Moderate up, slow down
  • Time - slightly over 1 1/2 hours


"Turkey Mountain and it's surrounding parkland of 150 acres are a triumph of public purpose. The measure of a strong community is not just what it does to preserve and promote civilized culture, but what it also does to maintain an oasis, or retreat, for the wild." (, "A Trip Up Turkey Mountain", Dec., 2005)

(Photo, William Kellner,, July, 2008)

Join Ted for a mid-week opportunity for some quick exercise and socializing. It is a short hike of under 3 miles. The first half of the hike will be slightly fast. The very beginning is a relatively short stretch, allowing for a nice warm up. The next mile is a steady undulating uphill walk (many short uphills and a few longer ones). This is the obvious exercise portion of the hike. We will take a break on top, to take in the views of the Hudson, New Croton Reservoir, Bear Mountain, Storm King and on a clear day the NYC skyline. The return hike will be over the same path, but at a slower pace to accommodate a bit of socializing and taking in nature. Round trip should be around 1 1/2 hours. If turnout is good, perhaps this will become a weekly event.

CONTACT: Send Ted any questions you have regarding this hike. If you are lost or running late the day of the hike, give Ted a call  (203) 240-2706.

CITY: Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York

DIRECTIONSFrom the South (New York/White Plains) Take the New York State Thruway/Major Deegan North to the Saw Mill Parkway North. Follow SMP to 26: Taconic State Parkway North. Follow TSP to the Underhill Avenue exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Underhill Ave. At traffic light turn right onto New York State Route 118. Drive 1.6 miles south. You will find the entrance to the trailhead on the right, directly across from the sign for Peter Pratt's Inn.

GPS :  [masked], [masked] or 902 route 118, yorktown heights, new york

Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing, it is not organized by a professional hiker.  Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death.
You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.  



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  • Rachel C.

    Perfect timing, beautiful views, and very friendly people. My husband and I did not know anyone - by the time we were climbing back down we were wrapped up in conversations with people.

    April 5, 2013

  • Jacquie V.

    Nice hike. Timed perfectly as we were at the top of the ridge just in time to see a beautiful sunset.

    April 4, 2013

  • A Henry M.

    This was a great short hike with a beautiful sunset. One of the few spots in Westchester where you can watch the sun set on the horizon. Great to meet everyone.

    April 4, 2013

  • Sarina


    April 3, 2013

  • Ted

    Nice evening, clear skies, good sunset, dry trails and a dozen good attitudes.

    April 3, 2013

  • Diane P

    mary, your photos are amazing. how wonderful is it that we get to take this all in after a day's work. I love where we live and who I get to do this with!!

    April 3, 2013

    • mary o.

      Thanks, Diane! It's definitely the best way to de-stress after work!

      April 3, 2013

  • Dave

    As usual, Ted lead a great hike with a great group of friends!

    April 3, 2013

  • mary o.

    Beautiful night to be out!

    April 3, 2013

  • Mary

    Wish I could still go!

    April 2, 2013

  • Trudy

    sorry, something came up.. next time :(

    April 2, 2013

  • Fiona

    Sorry would love to have gone but just remembered i have book group that evening!

    April 2, 2013

  • Craig

    wish I could make 2 weeknight hikes in a row

    April 2, 2013

  • Trudy

    this sounds great!

    March 31, 2013

  • Sarina

    I am going to try to make it :)

    March 29, 2013

  • Diane P

    this has a familiar ring to it...hmmm..guess i'll have to go.

    March 28, 2013

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