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Created at July 11, 2019

Hikes around NYC using public transport

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This seems like a perfect time to put on those hiking boots and set out on an adventure. Don't leave your cameras at home either, each of these hikes offer stunning views. And please add more if you feel we've missed out any.

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Stairway To Heaven Trail
Stairway To Heaven Trail
4.7
(3)
Vernon Township, NJ 07462
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How To Get There: NJ Transit bus #196 or #197 to Warwick, then a 10-minute cab to the trailhead Time to complete: 2 – 3.5 hours Experience level: Beginner – Intermediate Boasting a wildflower field, suspension bridge, and cow pastures this hike is full of surprises. The most magical moment is the view you’ll get once you’ve reach the top of Wawayanda Mountain, at 1,470-feet high. If you want an easier trail, however, you can stroll through the 2 mile boardwalk
Franny Reese State Park
Franny Reese State Park
4.5
(2)
Macks Ln, Highland
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How To Get There: Metro-North Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Time to complete: 2 hours Experience level: Beginner Walk on the Walkway Over the Hudson, it’s world’s longest pedestrian bridge, (212 feet above the river) and head west into Franny Reese State Park.
Wanaque Ridge
Wanaque Ridge
4.5
(2)
Kuruc Dr, Wanaque
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How To Get There: NJ Transit’s #197 bus to Ringwood Ave at Meadowbrook Ave (20 min walk to trail) Time to complete: 3.5 hours Experience level: Intermediate Expect stunning views on this 5.5-mile hike. This trail has everything you might want. You’ll visit the beautiful Ramapo Lake and follow the trail along the western ridge of the Ramapo Mountains. Take in the breathtaking view of Ramapo Lake.
Storm King State Park
Storm King State Park
4.5
(2)
Mountain Rd, Cornwall-On-Hudson
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How To Get There: Metro-North Hudson Line to Beacon, Shuttle Services to Storm King Time to complete: 3 hours Experience level: Beginner -Intermediate Storm King offers a variety of hiking options that differ in steepness and range anywhere from 3.6 to 5 miles. Regardless of the trail you take you’ll still take in stunning views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
Anthony's Nose
Anthony's Nose
4.5
(2)
Anthony's Nose, Cortlandt Manor
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How To Get There: Metro-North Hudson Line to Manitou (1 min walk to trail) Time to complete: 2 – 3 hours Experience level: Intermediate This short section of the Appalachian Trail will lead you to Anthony’s Nose. It’s an incredible rocky ridge with an amazing view of Bear Mountain Bridge.
Arden Point and Glenclyffe
Arden Point and Glenclyffe
4.5
(2)
96 Lower Station Rd, Garrison
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How To Get There: Metro North to the Garrison Time to complete: 2.5 hours Experience level: Beginner A 3.7-mile circuit passing stunning panoramic viewpoints over the Hudson River.
Camp Smith Trail
Camp Smith Trail
4.5
(2)
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd, Cortlandt
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How To Get There: Metro-North Hudson Line to Peekskill Station (free shuttles to the bear mountain inn) Time to complete: 3 hours Experience level: Intermediate This hike is great for escaping some of the more popular trails on this list and a perfect trail to bring Fido along.