Rockefeller Preserve Hike

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate (Fast) Pace

4:00pm - NEW TIME!

"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 3:00pm 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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  • Helen


    February 26, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Great winter hike.

    February 25, 2014

  • Sarina

    Always Great thanks to Dave and so many great people to hike and socialize with :) Speedy recovery to Elsie ,feel better :)

    February 25, 2014

  • Patrick

    I added the pictures from yesterday; Sorry there are three from a meetup walk I did in NYC on Saturday; My first time using this new Nikon camera; I think they came out excellent. Will see everyone on my return from Florida,

    February 25, 2014

  • Marion

    Great, if slippery hike - hope Elsie is back with us soon! Many thanks as always, Dave

    February 25, 2014

  • Doreen

    Great afternoon to be out, thanks Dave. We are all thinking of you Elsie.

    2 · February 25, 2014

  • Annmarie

    Thanks for another great hike, Dave! Get better soon Elsie!

    February 24, 2014

  • Trish

    Brrrr.... See you in the Springtime:)

    February 24, 2014

  • Ted

    Great winter hike, windy and cold in the beginning, but as we moved along we all warmed up. The snow, woods, sun were great and appreciated, even the hogs smelled good. To bad about Elsie's fall and we will look forward to seeing her, come spring. Thanks Dave, that was a heartfelt note that you sent us all about Elsie.

    February 24, 2014

  • Robyn

    Always a hilight of my week. Hope your "bumm" is ok

    February 24, 2014

  • John M.

    Very good as usual.

    February 24, 2014

  • Patrick

    Awesome hike with my regular great hikers; Although I took a fall, I am OK! See everyone in a few weeks, I'm off to Florida Thursday, had yo get my Rockefeller hike in before I leave! Thanks Dave

    February 24, 2014

  • Trish

    Enjoy!!! I hope to meet up with all of you as soon
    As the weather warms up.

    February 24, 2014

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