Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate (Fast) 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 4-5 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 2:00pm if the weather looks dicey or if the hiking conditions are not great.

If your plans change, please be sure to change your RSVP to NO on the hike page. Leaving a comment won't free up a spot on the list. Thanks!

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...

(Photo, Jim Steck)

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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  • Dave

    The sun came out just long enough for us to enjoy a beautiful hike. Great company, great hike.thanks for joining me!

    February 5, 2014

  • Ted

    Dave did a great job of tweaking the pace and the route to accomidate the conditions. Few of the softer sex came came out and it was almost like the running of the bulls. Always a great hike, always great people.

    February 5, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Another great winter hike.

    February 4, 2014

  • John M.

    Great Group good workout in the snow

    February 4, 2014

  • Andrew B.

    Very enjoyable. Beautiful snow and sunshine. Nice folks. Good workout trudging through the snow.

    February 4, 2014

  • Andrew B.

    See you at 3PM with my dog, Coal.

    February 4, 2014

  • Sarina

    Would have loved to snowshoe today ,have to shovel:(
    Have fun see you next time :)

    February 4, 2014

  • Sarah H

    First time on this hike do I need any special equpment or just hiking boots? Sarah

    February 4, 2014

  • Helen

    I can't make it as I work on Tuesdays. Hope we go back to Mondays!

    February 2, 2014

  • John M.

    I can't make it this Tuesday but I hope you keep it on Tuesdays, because I now work on Mondays.

    February 1, 2014

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