What we're about

The Interstate Hiking Club i (http://interstatehikingclub.org/)s a medium sized hiking club that is affiliated with the NY/NJ Trail Conference and has been a trail maintaining club since 1931. Most of our activities are centered in the NY/NJ area. Some hikes, bicycle rides and canoe trips are farther away. Trips or events may just be for the day, or are sometimes for a week. Events seldom end at 12 Noon. You will almost always be hiking until after lunch. The end time is flexible. It depends on conditions and the speed of the group. Guests may attend 3 events before becoming members. IHC rules apply to participants that attend through meetup. Membership in IHC is $10 a year. Ask your leader about membership!

Hikes, bicycle rides and canoe trips generally are scheduled for every Sunday, and some Fridays and Saturdays, as day-long outings. They are graded by difficulty of terrain, distance and pace. The Hiking grades are: Easy: These hikes are 3 to 5 miles in length and should have no significant hills. Moderate: These hikes are 5 to 8 miles and may take up to 5 hours, including time for trail lunch. They should not generally have multiple long steep hills, and should be at a moderate pace. Moderately Strenuous: These hikes are 5 to 8 miles with multiple steep hills or 8 miles or more which are mostly flat walking. They can last up to 6 hours, including trail lunch. Pace to be moderate. Strenuous: Not for novices. Hikes are 8 miles or more and last 6 hours or more, including time for trail lunch. These may have many long steep hills and may be at a brisk pace. Most hikes get back about 3:30 in the afternoon. But that is not a certainty. Conditions may force an early end, or hikers may be slower than expected.

Be sure to bring enough water and a lunch too. Sturdy footwear is required. Contact the leader if in doubt. The leader may refuse any member or guest who the leader thinks is ill prepared for the trip. Dogs are not allowed on any IHC events. Sorry!

Upcoming events (5+)

Sterling Ridge Hike and Trail Maintenance

798 Minturn Bridge Rd

The club maintains the entire length of the Sterling Ridge Trail. Today we work on the North End. Come help the club with Spring Trail maintenance! Bring your lunch, water, clippers and good working gloves. If you do not have clippers you can use the tools provided by the club. Hike is 8 miles but clipping along the way too. Meet: 9:00 a.m. North End Sterling Ridge Trail Parking, 798 Minturn Bridge Rd (Rt-17A), Monroe, NY 10950 From Suffern @I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take Rt-17 about 8½ miles north to Rt-17A at light. Turn left (west) on Rt-17A and continue for about 5½ mi. (look for hikers crossing sign). The access road to the Parking Area is on the left side of Rt-17A. From Greenwood Lake, NY: Travel 3½ miles east on Rt-17A to the parking area access road on the right. Enter slowly and carefully. There are many large potholes in the access road. GPS Turnoff [masked], [masked]) Lot [masked], [masked]

Hike Black Rock Forest

Black Rock Forest Consortium

Sunday May 5, 2019 Black Rock Forest Moderately Strenuous Come and enjoy the great Mt. Misery/Hill of Pines/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain loop hike with beautiful views, picturesque stream, cascades and waterfalls. Circuit Hike about 7.5 miles Meet: 9:00 AM Black Rock Forest Reservoir Parking, 80 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518 From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue north on US-9W for 8.8 miles. About half a mile after passing a parking area marked with a blue sign, turn right onto Mountain Road. Immediately, turn right again and proceed through a very narrow underpass beneath US-9W (large vehicles may not fit in this underpass). Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area on the right side of the road, just before a locked gate.GPS [masked], [masked]) From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 71⁄2 miles to Angola Rd (Rt-65) on the right (Just before Schunemunk turnoff on left.) Follow Angola Rd. 2.7 mi to the intersection with Rt-9W. Go south on Rt-9W 1.6 mi to turnoff marked Black Rock Forest. Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area.

Tuxedo circular


Sunday May 12, 2019 Tuxedo Circular Moderately Strenuous 8 to 9 miles. We will head north on the R-D towards Parker Cabin Mtn. After that whatever trails we can find that will eventually lead us back to Tuxedo. Rain or Foul Weather cancels this hike. Meet: 9:00 AM Tuxedo metered commuter lot, Village Dr, Tuxedo, NY, 10987 From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take R-17 about 6.5 miles north to Tuxedo. Just past the Tuxedo train station, turn right on East Village Rd, cross the tracks and turn left into the large parking lot which is free on weekends. (GPS[masked], [masked]

AT Hike - to Mt Peter

95 Continental Rd

This 8-mile section follows the ridge of Bellvale Mt. with many beautiful views over Greenwood Lake. We skirt Surprise lake along the way crossing into NY State. This route has some steep ups & downs along the way over Prospect Rock to Mt Peter. Shuttle Required Meet: 9:00 AM Appalachian Trail Parking, 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990 From I-287 Exit 55 (Rt-511): Go north on Ringwood Ave. (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk.) about 14 miles to Lakeside Rd. (Rt-511) at south end of Greenwood Lake. Take Lakeside north 6.5 mi thru Greenwood Lake Village to intersection of Rt-17A. Take Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left. GPS [masked], [masked]) From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 8.5 mi to exit for Rt-17A. Follow Rt-17A west for 7 mi to Greenwood Lake Village. Continue on Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left. Note! If late or lost see below! We will be parking some cars at the AT Parking 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990 and shuttle to the start from the north using Rt-17A and then Brady Rd. After the shuttle we will start at the AT Parking, 107 Longhouse Dr, Hewitt, NJ 07421 GPS [masked], [masked]

Past events (223)

Route 94 to Longhouse DR - AT Hike

1938 Union Valley Rd

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