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Turkey Mtn Sunset Hike - Beginner Hike

  • Jun 20, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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Turkey Mountain Preserve Hike
We will come out at dusk to dark - Bring headlamps or flashlights
•Terrain - Up 1 steep Mt
•Distance - under 3 miles
•Pace - Moderate up, slow down
•Time - about 1 1/2 hours
•Rain cancels

$1.00 fee for this event
"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." (lohud.com, "A Trip Up Turkey Mountain", Dec., 2005)


Join Steve 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.


CONTACT: Send Steve any questions you have regarding this hike. If you are lost or running late the day of the hike, give Steve a call (917) 584-2605.
CITY: Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York


DIRECTIONS: From 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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  • Vandana Singh (.

    Great weather, Gorgeous sunset and nice group. That tree there looks so COOL. Wish I could stay back for dinner.
    Thanks a lot Steve.

    June 21, 2013

  • Brooks

    Exactly what I needed! Gorgeous sunset views, beautiful people. A delicious way to end my day. Thanks Steve, for making this happen.

    June 21, 2013

  • Steve

    Sunset, Sunset, Sunset and more! Perfect night.

    June 21, 2013

  • Julie

    Follow the GPS using the given coordinator but didn't see any one just a horse farm so I left to hike in croton. Next time.

    June 20, 2013

  • Frank G.

    Sorry, something came up and I can't make it tonight. Enjoy the hike!

    June 20, 2013

  • Steve

    Please make sure you have enough water and that you have had at least a light snack before 6PM. I had someone yesterday who went 8 hrs between meals and she got light headed toward the end of the hike.

    June 20, 2013

  • TERRY R.

    Sad to change my RSVP but have no choice.

    June 20, 2013

  • Kathleen

    see posted comment

    June 20, 2013

  • Kathleen

    I will not attend after all but thanks. Have a good hike and I'll look to join another one soon

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry for change, will try again, next in summer

    June 19, 2013

  • Raymond R.

    Workin 4 to midnite

    June 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Hike is moving to 6/20 - same time

    June 13, 2013

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