What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in hiking (most of our members are 50 years old and older). All skills levels are welcome. We started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody.

Every weekend we offer hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. Hike are free for members (membership only $10) and $2 per hike for non-members. Sometimes we stop at a restaurant for supper after the hike.

"C" hikes are the easiest with minimal elevation and duration (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours). "B" hikes are more challenging in terms of elevation & duration (2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours). "A" hikes are the most challenging (4 to 6 1/2 hours).

Hiking boots or sturdy footwear & a backpack are strongly recommended. Bring liquids and a trail lunch. Children are welcome. It's up to the hike leader if dogs are allowed.

Please give yourself plenty of time, to find us, since we only wait an extra 10 minutes, before starting an event, to be fair to everyone. You are responsible, for your own safety and we cannot be held liable.

The leader normally goes to the "meet" rather than the "carpool" site. People are expected to "self-assemble" and leave the "carpool" site to arrive at the "Meet" site on time.

All questions concerning a particular hike can and should be addressed with the leader for that hike.

To learn more about us go to http://thehikinggroup.com/

Upcoming events (5)

Take a hike in Wonder Lake State Park & Picnic, Holmes, NY 12531

380 Ludingtonville Rd

Converted from a 1920's summer home in the town of Patterson, Wonder Lake is a hiker's delight of marked trails. Walk on what were historically bridle trails around scenic Wonder Lake in this 1133 acre area. Get in touch with nature around the 3-acre Laurel Pond. After the hike we will have a picnic near the lot. We will have a grill and hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring drinks for yourself and something to share with others. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on, plate utensils and whatever else you might need.

Hike Steep Rock, Washington Depot, CT

2 Tunnel Rd

The Steep Rock summit, at an elevation of 776 feet, provides a breathtaking view overlooking the Clam Shell section of the Shepaug River Valley. We will hike to the top and then down along the river to the old railroad tunnel. For Direction, use MapQuest, enter 2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT. https://steeprockassoc.org/steep-rock-preserve/

Hike Hook Mountain

86 Rockland Lake Rd

Hook Mountain State Park is a 676-acre state park located in Rockland County, New York. The park includes a portion of the Hudson River Palisades on the western shore of the Hudson River, and is part of the Palisades Interstate Park system. Hook Mountain State Park is functionally part of a continuous complex of parks that also includes Rockland Lake State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, and Haverstraw Beach State Park. A central feature of the park is Hook Mountain, a 689-foot (210 m) summit overlooking Rockland Lake and the Hudson River. • Distance: 6 Miles • Difficulty: Moderate • Duration: 3-4 Hours including lunch on ridge overlooking the Hudson, and several water breaks • Hiking shoes are required If you hike with poles you will need for the first uphill -- lots of loose rocks and erosion.

Hike Popolopen Gorge & Popolopen Torne (B + hike)

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site Second Parking Lot

*******READ ENTIRE POST******* This will be about a 7 mile hike that will take us on a trek of Popolopen Gorge and Popolopen Torne. Bring a mask that will be put on/off when passing hikers on the trail & also when we gather on the trail for rest, snack and discussion breaks. 6 foot social distancing is the norm during our hike. 12 hiker limit for this event. Everyone will initially be waitlisted and then I will move 11 hikers over. If you don't make it on this event remember that there will be more hikes upcoming. I will not pick the same 11 hikers each time either. But I do reserve the right to pick hikers that I have hiked with before and know that they will be helpful as well as supportive of their fellow hikers, mask wearing and social distancing. I will also pick hikers that I have not hiked with before as long as they are fit, have been regularly hiking, cooperate with wearing a mask as directed and current social distancing guidelines. Be sure to bring bug juice since there still may be some ticks or biting insects around. This is a strenuous Fall hike over rough terrain so plan accordingly. Sturdy hiking shoes, an extra layer and plenty of hydrating liquids plus snacks would be advisable We will meet at the Fort Montgomery Overflow parking lot. ***Go past Fort Montgomery (it should be on your right), then you will quickly cross a bridge. The Overflow Parking lot is on you right as you come off the bridge.)*** After the hike anyone interested can join in for ice cream or take out at a local eatery. $2 Meetup donation or $10 annual donation for the event/s. Hike rating: B+ Hike leader: Lance Cook (207)[masked]

Past events (700)

Hike AT to Cat Rocks from Pawling, NY

993 State Rte 55

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