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Rescheduled Rockefeller Hike - Post hike dining at 7:20 @ River Grill Roof Patio

Rockefeller Preserve

Beginner Terrain • Intermediate (Fast) Pace


5:00pm - ( No Parking Fee after 4:30pm)



"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/Time Options:  After, 1  1/4 hrs group often splits into 2 groups (Weather often plays a big part on how the group splits up.):

1  1/2hr/4+ mile earlier out 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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  • Sheila

    Thanks Ted.

    1 · July 17, 2014

  • Annmarie

    Another great hike, Ted-thanks!

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • John


    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Ted

    Good to see Mike A again, Sunset from the roof deck of the river grill was excellent. Weather was good, more humid in the woods than the fields, hike changed accordingly. All in all, everything was good in Kansas. We klicked our heels and did 5.8+ miles @ 3 mph with frequent stops to hit the raspberry bushes. :)

    2 · July 16, 2014

  • Ted

    Sorry - nothing in life is really highly reliable.

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Ted

    highly reliabile weather forecast - cloudy, hi 70's, no rain

    1 · July 16, 2014

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  • Ted +1
    Source for Wikipedia & King of Turkey Mountain, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Sarah H +1
    Queen of the Strenuous Hike & Kirby's
  • Julia
    Queen of Breakneck in the Rain, Assistant Organizer
  • Janice
    Queen of AM Hikes

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