NYC Hiking Guide ADK Mountain View

Your guide to the NYC backcountry

NYC HIKING GUIDE  |  New York City has much to offer the intrepid explorer

From cascading waterfalls, to desolate sandy beaches, to rocky mountain summits, there are countless ways to get out and explore, even if you don’t have access to a car

Our NYC Hiking Guide is a resource for researching access to the greater metro area’s backcountry. Each destination overview begins with a description of the area, its history and some pertinent facts we feel you’ll find useful. We introduce the area’s major attractions and make suggestions on where to go for a truly unique experience. Each overview also includes suggestions on how to access the area, with an emphasis on mass transit. Whether you’ll need to take a ferry, a New Jersey Transit Bus, the subway, or a Metro-North train, we’ll cover what you’ll need to make your getaway a success.

All of our NYC Hiking Guide destinations include embedded maps that highlight points-of-interest and transportation hubs

We’ve also included hot-links that are sprinkled throughout our overviews. These open new pages with links to bus and train schedules, recommended maps and books, the home pages for groups who maintain the trails, and other relevant information we think you’ll find useful.

So, take a tour and let us know what you think. We’re updating our NYC Hiking Guide regularly and are always looking for suggestions on what to cover next. Our list currently includes overviews of: Breakneck Ridge and the Hudson Highlands, Harriman State Park, Blue Mountain Reservation, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Palisades Interstate Park, Fire Island National Seashore, Hither Hills State Park and Gateway National Recreation Area: Staten Island Unit.