The North Jersey Ramapo Chapter

The Adirondack Mountain Club

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Welcome to the North Jersey Ramapo Chapter of the ADK

the Winter hike schedule
the Fall hike schedule

We sponsor three hikes weekly throughout the year in the scenic and historic Hudson Highlands region of New York and New Jersey. To see our current quarterly schedule, click the "Hike Schedule" link below. Note that the schedules and newsletters require a pdf reader to view. You can get a free one at Adobe.com/downloads/

this website updated December 4, 2017

We've been working on an update to our website. We expect to switch to the newsite sometime in December. You can get a sneak preview here. The new site will have everything on the old site plus new content, all in a format that will be easier to read on smartphones. Try it on your desktop and on your phone. If you have more than one browser, try them all. We've found that some work better than others. Please take a look and let us know what you think. Send an email to webmaster with your comments and suggestions.

Last minute hike changes or cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page and/or our Yahoo group page. Just click on the Facebook or yahoo icon below to reach those pages.

Non-members are cordially invited to join us on two hikes before making a decision to become a member (but we request you contact the hike leader beforehand).

The North Jersey Ramapo Chapter offers:

  • hikes along hundreds of miles of trails ranging from the Ramapo/Wyanokie hills of Bergen/Passaic Counties up to the Shawangunks and Catskills, with our base in Bear Mountain/Harriman State Park in Rockland/Orange Counties
  • An annual holiday party social
  • special events such as day outings to the Mohonk Mountain House and a Fall or Winter weekend
  • the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and extension of hiking lands and viewsheds in our region (see the newsletter)
New hikers, whether members or not, are strongly encouraged to select hikes appropriate to their capabilities. North Jersey Ramapo Chapter hikes are rated for Pace (A, B or C)-Mileage (number)-Terrain (A,B or C), with C designating easier hikes and A more challenging ones. We recommend that new hikers should first try a C or short B hike before undertaking a more difficult one; otherwise, you may not fully enjoy the hiking experience. If you have any doubts, please contact the hike leader in advance.
    If you have any questions about our hikes or other North Jersey Ramapo chapter activities, you can send us an e-mail by clicking on info@hudsonhikers.org. If you want to join ADK now, please click on Join ADK.

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