Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate Pace

4:45pm Time Change!

Let's try and sneak in one more late hike!!

"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 3:00pm 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 perfect fall day. Thanks Dave.

    October 29, 2013

  • Dave

    I could read the tag on the flag. It said "Made in China."

    October 29, 2013

  • Craig

    Shame I missed the group from last minute hold ups. Met new hiking friends, meek dog and wild turkeys hilarious. A fine fall evening. Dave thanks for trying to meet on trail via texts.

    October 29, 2013

  • Ted

    Wow - that camera of Jim's still amazes me. From our view spot on Eagle Hill, he took that photo of the flag on top on the Tappenzee Bridge.

    October 29, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Great hike as usual.

    October 28, 2013

  • Ted

    always great

    October 28, 2013

  • Robyn

    It was really nice meeting everyone. Griffin was exhausted when we got home - 2 hikes in one day for him!

    October 28, 2013

  • Patrick

    Another great fall hike

    October 28, 2013

  • Ellen

    A Perfect Fall Hike - Thanks, Dave!

    October 28, 2013

  • John M.

    Another nice hike.

    October 28, 2013

  • Janet

    This is the best meetup group!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Dave

    Another beautiful fall hike. I have so much fun hiking with this group. Thanks for a great hike!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Sarina

    Nice to see everyone. Great hike as always ,Thank you, Dave :)

    October 28, 2013

  • Meryl S.

    Sorry to have to cancel - looking forward to next week!

    October 27, 2013

  • Sarina

    This hike is soooooo popular lol :)

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Gizzelle Rojas B.

    Hi everyone. If hikes can be scheduled on some Thursdays I would be soooo grateful.

    October 22, 2013

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