addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Sterling Forest State Park Loop Hike (12 Miles - Intermediate)

  • Mar 8, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

*This is a solid intermediate hike and is not suitable for beginners. You must have appropriate winter hiking gear and microspikes are required.*

Sterling Forest State Park comprises 21,935.08 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. 

Driving Directions - Take the New York Thruway to Exit 15A. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 17 and head north for 1.4 miles to the exit for Sterling Forest. Follow Sterling Mine Road (County Route 72) west for 3.0 miles, then turn right onto Long Meadow Road (County Route 84). Proceed north on Long Meadow Road for 3.5 miles, then turn left onto Old Forge Road and continue for 0.5 mile until you reach the Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center. Park in the parking lot on the right side of the road, then cross the road to the visitor center, where there are informative exhibits.

 Winter Gear: Microspikes

 Location: In front of visitor center entrance

• GPS Coordinates: [masked], [masked] 

• Distance: 12 miles

• Time Estimate: 6-7 hours

• Difficulty: Intermediate


Disclaimer:

Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and group members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreements, organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events.


Join or login to comment.

  • Matt

    I think I'm here

    March 8, 2014

  • Matt

    I'll be there... 20 minutes late though :(

    March 8, 2014

  • Patricia

    ok I'm here

    March 8, 2014

  • Jorge

    Of course I'll be waiting for you

    March 8, 2014

  • Patricia

    I will be at astoria diner please dont leave without me. i just ran around like a maniac to get here in time.

    March 8, 2014

  • wiola

    Jorge I may join you, the hike is still on right?

    March 6, 2014

    • Patricia

      wiola where are u coming from? any chance you're near greenpoint? I dont think I can make it to Astoria by 7.40, I didn't hear back from Jorge I thought the hike was off.

      March 8, 2014

  • Patricia

    i would love to come but didn't hear from you (did you get my text or VM?). can you please call me?

    March 8, 2014

  • Jorge

    Please confirm

    March 7, 2014

  • Jorge

    Meet me at Neptune diner in Astoria at 0740 am

    March 7, 2014

  • Patricia

    ok thank you jorge. where in Astoria should I meet you and at what time? I am coming from Greenpoint. As long as I can make the logistics work I will come and rsvp yes.

    March 7, 2014

  • Jorge

    Hi Wiola . Sure it is still on, I've been doing solo hikes lately but you're welcome to join me

    March 6, 2014

  • Jorge

    Hi Patricia , you can ride with me, I live in Astoria so if you like you can meet me here, I have room for 3 passengers if someone else like to go.

    March 5, 2014

  • Patricia

    Hi I am interested in attending but first need to know if anyone is driving from nyc?

    March 5, 2014

4 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy