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NYC Hiking - Ashokan Reservoir NY

Hiking in NYC, or just outside, is totally possible. From state parks to THE park, Central Park, hiking in NYC can be a year-round escape from the chaos of the city's streets. The famed Appalachian Trail is just one nearby hiking trail that offers miles and miles of nature and solitude. Or hop on two weeks and pedal the many paved and gravel routes throughout the city. Our trail scout gives you the scoop on hiking in NYC, as well as NYC hiking groups, meet-ups, events, and news.

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New York City's Top 5 Dayhikes

The best Big Apple escapes, as selected by BACKPACKER Local scout Justin Bailey.

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Meet Justin Bailey, Backpacker's New York City Trail Scout

Escape America's biggest city for the trail with a little help from this AMC program manager and hiking expert.

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