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Rockefeller Preserve Hike

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:


Terrain: Easy to moderate, mainly rolling hills.

Distance: Depending on breaks usualy under 2  hours. Approximately 5 miles.

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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Cancellation notices: I will cancel by 2:00pm 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.

Hike Description: The usual...

(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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  • Sandy

    It's a beautiful location, but it was raining the entire time...

    April 8, 2014

  • Ted

    Wet weather, determination and attitude were all present.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    Rained on our parade; Enjoyed it for the brief time I stayed..........

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Jim S.

    It was a little damp but we still had a good time.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Susan T.

    Sorry, Can't make it today

    April 7, 2014

  • Marion

    Looking mighty wet out there! I'm afraid I'd better cancel too - bummer

    April 7, 2014

  • Peter S

    Sorry Ted, the prediction of heavy rain has put me off, just tried cancelling but I may have been too late. Next time. Good luck.

    April 7, 2014

  • John M.

    My job is making me stay longer so I can't make it today.

    April 7, 2014

  • Pam

    Went on a 3 hr. hike yesterday to Croton Dam and am not inspired by the weather today so I just canceled.

    April 7, 2014

  • Frank G.

    Can't make it today. Sorry Ted, see you next week.

    April 7, 2014

  • Kathy

    Sorry to not make it, something has come up. Hope the weather cooperates! Kathy

    April 7, 2014

  • Clovia N.

    Am still waiting to hear from other members if I can get a ride to the hike from WP. So am unsure if I can come.

    April 6, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Ok still have not heard from the 2 people in WP that I contacted so if still no answer by 2pm tomorrow I will have to change my RSVP to No. If anyone can give me a ride please contact me I can contribute towards gas. Thanks.

      April 6, 2014

    • Clovia N.

      Well nobody answered me so i guess I can't go.

      April 7, 2014

  • Janet

    sorry can't make it Ted.... have to stay at work later than usual for a meeting

    April 7, 2014

  • Robyn

    I'll be out of town - enjoy!

    March 31, 2014

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