Rockefeller Preserve Hike
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:
203 240 2706
Diner: I need to know if you are going out to eat at the start of the hike. We have to call in a reservation before the hike.
Terrain: Easy to moderate carriage trails on rolling hills.
Distance: 4+ miles **
Time: 1 1/2+ hours**
**Options: After, 1 1/4 hrs group often splits into 2 groups:
1 1/2hr/4+ mile regular group
2 hr/5-6 mile longer option group.
Both groups eat together.
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.
Latitude: 41.112919 Longitude: -73.836517
GPS Address: 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Cancellation notices: I will cancel by 3:00pm 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.
(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.