North Jersey Ramapo

We’re one of the 28 chapters of the Adirondack Mountain Club. We cover southern New york (mostly Rockland & Orange counties) and Northern New Jersey (mostly Bergen county).

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 in the menu. Note that some documents on this site require a pdf reader to view. You can get a free one at

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 link in the menu to reach those pages.

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 and Harriman State Parks in Rockland  and 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

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

New hikers, whether members or not, are strongly encouraged to read the hiker’s guide and then to select a hike in the schedule appropriate to their capabilities. North Jersey Ramapo Chapter hikes are rated for Pace (A, B or C), for Distance (miles) and for Terrain (A, B or C).  C means easy, and A means difficult.  We recommend that new hikers should first try a C or short B hike before undertaking a more challenging one; otherwise, you may not enjoy the hiking experience. If you have any doubts, please contact the hike leader in advance.

This website updated May 12, 2018

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