Mianus River Gorge - Upper Level Beginner Hike

This is one that I am dusting off the shelf. To add a new twist we may explore a bit of the reservoir since the water levels are low.

I rate this as an upper level beginner hike. Around 5 miles of trails and a few light to moderate hills but nothing overwhelming. If you do Rockefeller or Turkey Hill you can do this.

Added bonus - We may run into my good friend Richard Gere who lives in the area.

Preserve Rules - No Dogs

Suggested Donation - $1.00

Phone -[masked]

Entrance to the Preserve is across the street from 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506

For those directionally challenged or who require extra prep time please factor that into your schedule. We will be on the move by 10:05.

Less than forty miles from Manhattan, the Mianus River Gorge Preserve (MRGP) is an oasis of rich woodland and old-growth forest one hour’s drive from New York City. The preserve was established in 1953 to protect an old-growth hemlock forest and receives the special designation as the first Nature Conservancy land project and the first National Natural History Landmark designated by the US Department of the Interior.

A private preserve, the Gorge today covers more than 750 acres. Visitors to the Gorge enjoy over 5 miles of guided trails. Stop by our map shelter to learn about the delicate ecology and natural history of the Preserve, keep informed about our ongoing research and educational initiatives or obtain a special interest publication, a copy of our latest newsletter or a trail map. Restroom facilities as well as potable water are available near the Gorge entrance.

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  • Toni L.

    Had a great workout! Thanks Steve for an enjoyable morning.

    August 31

  • Sheila

    Thank you Steve for a very great hike.

    August 31

  • Steve

    Summer temps returned but it was still a great day to be on the trail. A special thanks to everyone who shared their morning.

    August 31

  • Rhonda L.

    Sorry, I will not be able to join the hike today. Enjoy!

    August 31

  • Steve

    Just a general FYI - If there are any weather issues, I will have a revised post up by 8AM. I think we will be fine as showers are not predicted until later in the day.

    August 30

  • Parisa

    I'd like to attend. Does anyone driving from Manhattan have room in their car for one? I'll share expenses.

    August 30

  • Nikki V.

    Hi everyone! Actually, my rsvp is tentative. Is anyone driving out of nyc with room for 2? It would be appreciated. Please message me if you have space. Thanks!

    August 30

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