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Rockefeller Preserve Hike

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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  • Regina H.

    went to the parking lot at 5:05 but didn't see the group

    October 9, 2013

  • Dave

    An amazing day for an afternoon hike. What a great group of people to spend time with!

    September 30, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Weather was great as was the group! Thanks Dave!

      September 30, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Another great day and very enjoyable hike.

    September 30, 2013

  • Patrick

    Beautiful weather, great hike! Thanks Dave

    September 30, 2013

  • Ted

    Another great evening work out with a cast of good hearts all following a good soul.

    September 30, 2013

  • Judi S

    Wonderful and invigorating and what a beautiful day!

    September 30, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Great hike as usual.

    September 30, 2013

  • Craig

    Sadly will not make Tarrytown from Rockland until 5:15/5:30. Today was supposed to be a day off :-(

    September 30, 2013

  • Judi S

    Is there a phone number to call just in case I can't quite find the entrance or.....??

    September 30, 2013

  • Helen

    Dave, I had a wisdom tooth removed and Doc said no hiking today.
    Bummer!!!! So sorry.

    September 30, 2013

  • Sarina

    Started a patio project not going to finish in time :( Miss all my friends ,Enjoy :)

    September 30, 2013

  • daylo

    You can give my spot to someone -I don't think I'm going to make it back in time, too bad-

    September 30, 2013

  • Judi S

    Thank you so much. I would need to hear by 2:00 ish... ;-)

    September 30, 2013

    • Patrick

      My pleasure

      September 30, 2013

  • Judi S

    Hi! I'd love to join the Rockefeller Preserve Hike today! I am new to this web site. I look forward to someone's response...

    September 30, 2013

    • Patrick

      Judy, Being on the waiting list, you move up each time someone cancels out; FYI in case you didn't know how it works. An e-mail will be sent to you confirming you get in or not.

      September 30, 2013

  • Frank G.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make today's hike, so I am opening another spot to the waiting list.

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this, will aim for the next one.

    September 29, 2013

  • Raymond R.

    Watching my kids nite

    September 24, 2013

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