Hiking FAQs

I have a hiking and trail question in a specific park. Hiking/trail questions about parks we do not maintain, but still appear on our website.

Please see our Hike and Park Finder Map for a list of parks. Pick the park you are interested in, select the Description tab to see a description, and Contacts, Dogs and Fees tab for further park information. Our parks database also include information on parks where the Trail Conference does not maintain trails. Select the Contacts, Dogs and Fees tab for further information. 

I need info about Bear Mountain. 

Please see Bear Mountain State Park for a complete description and for park contact information.

Where can I find the latest trail alerts? How can I find out about trail condition changes after a storm or road closure?

See our News Center Trail Alerts

Are the trails open at Sam’s Point?

Trail conditions change from time to time. Please check our News Center Trail Alerts section for the latest information.

How do I find info about Ramapo Valley County Reservation?

Please see Ramapo Valley County Reservation for a complete description and for park contact information. For camping reservations, please see Bergen County Parks.

How can I find a great hike recommendation?

You've come to the right place!  Please see our Hike and Park Finder Map and use the filters to customize to your specific interests.

How do I find an easy hike?

We have many easy to moderate hikes to choose from List of easy to moderate hikes

Do I need a permit to bring my group to Bear Mountain?

Please call (845) 786-2701 for Bear Mountain permit inquiries.

What do I need to know to hike Breakneck Ridge?

We created a Breakneck Ridge destination guide recognizing the popularity of this hike.It povides tips to know before you go, and considerations for when to go.