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Beginner Hike - Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate Pace


"At Pocantico Hills...where the fine views invite the soul...I have spent many delightful hours, studying the beautiful views, the trees and fine landscape effects of that very interesting section of the Hudson River..." Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Random Reminiscences - 1908  (Photo, Tiffany Black)

Contact: Feel free to post a question to the site or send me an email.  I'll send out a group email with my cell number 24 hours ahead of the hike so you can contact me for cancellations and directions.


Terrain: Easy to moderate, mainly rolling hills.

Distance: Something about an hour and a half. Approximately 4 miles.

Pace: Moderate to brisk. Although this is a beginner hike, and nobody gets left behind, we walk at a very brisk pace! Please assess your ability to keep this pace before signing up.

Meeting location: We will meet at the the MAIN Parking lot for the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

The Parking lot is located on the south side of Route 117 approximately halfway between Route 9A to the East and Route 9 to the West. There are gates and stone walls at the entrance, a large horse-trailer parking lot, a little toll booth, a visitors center and a bathroom building.

Meet on the benches near the restroom.

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Cancellation notices: I will cancel by 4:00pm if the weather looks dicey or if the hiking conditions are not great.

Pets: Friendly, well behaved dogs are welcome. The park requires dogs to be leashed at all times.  It is possible that we will encounter one or more horses with riders or carriages.

Hike Description: The usual...

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.


(Photo, Tiffany Black)



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  • Helen

    A great way to begin the week. Thanks Dave.

    May 14, 2013

  • Ted

    as good

    May 14, 2013

  • Mary

    Gorgeous night, wonderful choice of trails and excellent company!

    May 13, 2013

  • Ellen

    Wonderful hike and nice to see everyone - Thanks, Dave!

    May 13, 2013

  • Dave

    A lovely hike on a beautiful afternoon with great people. Thanks!

    May 13, 2013

  • Patrick

    Another great hike as always

    May 13, 2013

  • Jane W.

    sorry for the no show. am still standing at white plains station like a dork. Will make the two hour trip home again and try again with different travel arrangements next time.

    May 13, 2013

    • Marianne P.

      Sorry for the no show -- I don't have as good an excuse as Jane, but I'm getting sick and needed to go home.

      May 13, 2013

  • daylo

    Unfortunately can't make it today - another time for sure

    May 13, 2013

  • kathleen

    Hello...I will not be able to make it...hopefully next time!

    May 13, 2013

  • Pat

    Can't get everything done:-(. Maybe next time

    May 13, 2013

  • Kish M.

    Me + 1

    May 13, 2013

  • Jane W.

    Is anyone coming from Brooklyn/Manhattan? I can chip in the $20 it would cost me for public transit towards gas/tolls. Alternatively, is there a pick up avail from the Metro North station? I can be there around 4:30ish.

    May 9, 2013

    • Rose

      Hi Jane, I'm at the Wakefield Station in the Bronx Metro North. If you can get to that station (Harlem Line) by 4:15pm we can ride up together. Let me know.

      May 11, 2013

    • Jane W.

      Thanks Helen, I will be at White Plains at 4:20pm. I'll wait in the carpark looking 40ish and lost :)

      May 13, 2013

  • Ra-Ra

    Most likely will show up

    May 13, 2013

  • Joy

    Sorry, I have a conflict. Thanks!

    May 13, 2013

  • Sheila

    Sorry I can't make it. Enjoy the hike.

    May 13, 2013

  • Patrick

    Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day!

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Craig

    Looks like it will be a hell week+ at work, see you in 2 weeks

    May 12, 2013

  • Mary

    looking forward to it!

    May 10, 2013

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