Rockefeller Hike - Post hike din din at 7:20 @ Bridgeview or Moonriver

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.  You may also call me:


Diner: I need to know if you are going out to eat at the start of the hike. We have to call in a reservation before the hike.

Terrain: Easy to moderate carriage trails on rolling hills.

Distance: 4+ miles **

Time: 1  1/2+ hours**

**Options: After, 1  1/4 hrs group often splits into 2 groups:

1  1/2hr/4+ mile regular group


2 hr/5-6 mile longer option group.

Both groups eat together.

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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GPS Address: 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY  10570

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.

(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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  • John M.

    Another great hike.

    June 19

  • Tina

    Nice Hot & Sweaty hike!

    June 18

  • Sheila

    Another great hike . Thanks Ted.

    June 18

  • Ted

    Marion hit the nail on the head - it was the most scented hike of the year. In adcdition. for those that did not notice we walked by som late (they are all late) blooming Mt. Laurel.

    June 18

  • John M.

    Great, I bit hot though.

    June 18

  • Susan

    Wonderful and strenuous. First time - I will improve! Thanks everyone...Susan

    June 18

  • Frank G.

    A little on the warm side, but still a very enjoyable hike.

    June 18

  • Marion

    A summer-scented hike! Nice to meet new hikers Susan and Maria - thanks, Ted

    2 · June 18

  • Susan

    Beautiful, friendly and challenging. I walk most every day but not that far. I'll be back! Thanks, Susan

    June 17

  • Suzanne

    Thanks Ted! It was wonderful!

    June 17

  • suzanne f.

    Thank you Ted! Its always a pleasure!

    June 17

  • Ted

    Data uploaded by RARA, who it was good to see again.

    1 · June 17

  • Ted

    24 spirited souls took on the near 90 degree humid weather with a positive flexible attitude. Avg speed of 3.3 mph, which considering it all is very good. 1st group out did 4.7+ miles, 2nd group out did 5.7 miles.
    Nice evening/sunset from the roof of the Moonriver cafe.

    2 · June 17

  • Carol

    great hike - thanks Ted

    June 17

  • maria

    Had an awesome time. People were very friendly

    June 17

  • Sandy

    Thanks again Ted for a cool (?) hike.

    June 17

  • Ted

    I do not ask for a response - prior to walking - we do a head count for dindin.

    June 17

  • Marion

    Just noticed about the diner RSVP - I will attend hike, can't stay for dinner. Sorry I spotted that so late!

    June 17

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