What we're about

Welcome to the New York Backpackers!

We're a club of outdoor enthusiasts who come together for day hikes, weekend backpacking trips, and longer excursions. We love all outdoor sports such as rock climbing, ice climbing, kayaking, alpine, nordic, or telemark skiing, snowboarding and biking.

Our Club provides all kinds of adventures year round. Please check out our past events and sign up future events.



How do I get a ride or offer rides?

Post on the comments section of the event that you are going to that you need or that you have space in your car. Please wait until at least two weeks before the event to ask for a ride. We try to carpool as much as we can because a lot of people don't have a car and it's more environmentally friendly. Some events have spreadsheets with the rides. Check each event description for the details.

Upcoming events (4+)

Halloween hike up Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain Carousel

Hey everyone,

Last year we skipped this event and I missed it, so this year let's bring back our annual Halloween hike. We will hike up as always Bear Mountain in Halloween costumes. This is a super easy hike perfect for Halloweening. It's about 4 miles with 1200 feet of elevation.

You must come in a Halloween outfit to attend. Hiker is not an outfit fyi. You must more creative than wearing what you would wear to a hike.

How to get there?

There is a bus to Bear Mountain from Port Authority bus terminal leaving at 8:45am. It arrives at bear at 10:15 am. The bus returns to NYC at 5:19pm.

You can also ask if anyone wants to carpool and if you are driver post that you have room in your car.


Halloween costume
Trail runners or hiking shoes
A bottle of water and a snack
You must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Meeting point:

We will meet at 10:30am at the Bear Mountain Carousel. You can ride the carousel before or just wait for us there.

Outdoorsy drinks at the 13th Step in Manhattan

The 13th Step

Let’s meet for drinks at the 13th Step. It will be a fun evening to chat about our past, present and future outdoor adventures. The best season, winter is coming so let’s chat about one plans to go backcountry skiing, ice climbing and snowshoeing!!!

You must provide proof of vaccination with an ID to enter 13th Step so have it ready!

NYC Beer run🏃‍♂️ (Or walk or crawl)

Gregorys Coffee

Let's repeat our famous beer run now that things are back to normal in a way. Covid made it impossible to plan this last year but now we can go back to running and drinking beer at a bar so let's celebrate!!!

Please make sure you bring your proof of vaccination and an ID as most bars will probably require it. A mask will be required on the ferry so don't forget yours.

[The Plan]

We will meet at Gregory Coffee on 42 Broadway in Lower Manhattan to start our run at 12:20. We will get some coffee and wait for everyone to show up. We will then run to the Wall Street ferry terminal and catch the 12:53 South Brooklyn ferry to Red Hook. From the Red Hood terminal we will run to Sunny's for our first drink of the day. Schedule follows below:

12:20 Gregory Coffee shop - 42 Broadway in Manhattan
12:53 Wall St Ferry terminal - Depart on South Brooklyn ferry to Red Hood
13:10 Arrive in Red Hook - Run. walk or crawl to Sunny's (0.5 miles)
13:20 Sunny's - 253 Conover St - Brooklyn
14:30 Departs Sunny's - Run to B61 Bar (1.2 miles)
14:45 B61 Bar - 187 Columbia St
15:00 Depart B61 Bar - Run to Pedro's (1.7 miles)
15:20 Pedro's - 73 Jay St
16:00 Departs Pedro's - Run to Navy Yard ferry (1.2 miles)
16:31 Depart from Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry to Long Island City
16:53 Arrive in LIC - Run to Fifth Hammer (0.3 miles)
17:00 Fifth Hammer -[masked]th Ave LIC, NY
18:00 Depart Fifth Hammer - Run to Dutch Kills (1 mile)
18:10 Dutch Kills - 27-24 Jackson Ave, LIC
19:20 Depart Dutch Kill - Run to our final pub Sunswick (1 mile)
19:30 Sunswick -[masked]th St, Astoria

Pedro's will have food if people want to eat. Sunswick also has food. Schedule might change depending on whether a bar can fit us or not. If they can't then we hit a bar nearby. We will try our best to stick to this schedule.

We might end dropping a pub if we are running behind schedule. I will post a WhatsApp chat before the event so we can coordinate.

Total running distance will be 7.4 miles spread over a lot of beer. :)

Killington December Ski/Snowboard Trip - 2021

Killington Ski Area

Mark your calendars!! The Killington Season Kickoff Ski/Ride trip has been booked for December 10-12th this year and I would love to see everyone for the early season celebration. This is a great chance to see old friends and get to meet some new ones on the slopes at Killington. The resort will be hosting the World Cup again this year so the mountain will be in great shape with tons of snow!!

I am predicting that this year the mountain will be in full swing with many people wanting to get back out onto the snow.

I truly hope to see the full group again and some new faces along the way if you have any friends or family that may like to join. 

Condos: Trial Creek and Highridge Condominiums
CHECK IN: 6 pm Friday, Dec 10, 2021
CHECK OUT: 10 am Sunday, Dec 12, 2021


Early Bird (Paid by October 1st)

Per Condo:
$1100 – 4 Bedroom + Sofa Bed – 10 Person Condo – bedding varies
$880 – 3 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 8 Person Condo – bedding varies
$660 – 2 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 6 Person Condo – bedding varies
$440 – 1 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 4 Person Condo – bedding varies

Per Person (if not booking entire condo):
$125 includes 2 nights of lodging (Lift Tickets sold separately)
(Paid by September 1st)

Late Bird (Paid after October 1st)

Per Condo:
$1250 – 4 Bedroom + Sofa Bed – 10 Person Condo – bedding varies
$1000 - 3 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 8 Person Condo – bedding varies
$750 - 2 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 6 Person Condo – bedding varies
$500 - 1 Bedroom + Sofa Bed - 4 Person Condo – bedding varies

Per Person (if not booking entire condo):
$140 includes 2 nights of lodging (Lift Tickets sold separately)

Lift tickets can be added on for $115 per person for two days of tickets.

**** Last day to book is November 15th****

Lodging is 100% Refundable up-until 11/1/21
Lift Tickets/Rentals/Lessons are 100% Refundable up-until 11/15/21

Equipment Rentals: $104 for two days of adult ski/snowboard rentals
Snow Sports Lessons: TBD

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Please note, each room will have slightly different bedding, some Queen Bed, some Two Twins and some Pull-out Sofa. I will not be booking specific bedding types as each unit varies and unable to identify what each unit has. I suggest connecting with your condo mates ahead of time to sort out who sleeps on which Room/Sofa Bed. If you do not connect with your condo mates it is first arrive-first select.

If there is someone you would like to be condo mates with, please let me know when booking. I will try to adjust the room assignments the best way I can.

Typical Bedding Layout (not guaranteed)
10 Person Condo – bedding varies, sofa bed
8 Person Condo – bedding varies, sofa bed
6 Person Condo – 1 queen, 2 twins, sofa bed
4 Person Condo – 1 queen, sofa bed

Few things to keep in mind:
• Due to private ownership of the rental units, a security deposit via major credit card (no bank debit cards) must be provided for each unit upon check-in. Security deposits range from $200-$400 per unit depending on the size of the unit. Pre-authorization in the amount will be taken upon check-in. The funds will be released after checking out. Each condo occupants will be responsible for this deposit.


Please keep in mind that this trip is BRING YOUR OWN RIDE. The carpool list is a courtesy and please be mindful that if there are not enough drivers, you will have to find your own set of wheels.

Ride-share Sheet:


Trail Creek Condominiums
522 East Mountain Road, Killington, VT 05751

Highridge Condominiums
536 East Mountain Road, Killington VT 05751

My contact number is (646)[masked]

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