Frequently Asked Questions

1) When is Hike the Heights?

Hike the Heights is always the first Saturday of June, to coincide with National Trails Day!

2) How can I sign up for the next Hike the Heights?

Signing up is not necessary, you can just show up and join the celebration.  If you would like to receive regular updates, volunteer at the event or be part of the Consensus Group that plans the event, please visit our
Sign-up page to sign up yourself, family, or organization.

3) I can't make it to Hike the Heights
, but want to get involved. What should I do?

There are a number of ways to get involved prior to the event, including spreading the word, making giraffes,
donating, volunteering to prepare the trails to welcome hikers, and so on. Please Sign-up and we will find a way for you to join.  In the spirit of the potluck, all are welcome to contribute to this event. 

4) When and where do I meet others on Hike the Heights?

Hike the Heights takes place from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Sunken Playground, located at 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue in Manhattan.  You can come straight to the Sunken Playground or choose a location below and join neighbors hiking to the celebration:

From the north

RING GARDEN (Dyckman and Broadway), meet at 10:00 am

SWINDLER COVE (Dyckman and 10th Avenue), meet at 10:30 am

J. HOOD WRIGHT PARK REC CENTER (175th Street and Fort Washington Avenue), meet at 10:00 am

From the south

CENTRAL PARK (110th Street and Central Park West), meet at 10:00 am

MORNINGSIDE PARK (123rd Street and Morningside Avenue), meet at 10:30 am

ST. NICHOLAS PARK (135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue), meet at 11:00 am

JACKIE ROBINSON PARK (148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue), meet at 11:30 am

SUGAR HILL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ART AND STORYTELLING PLAZA (155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue), meet at 11:00 am

5) What should I bring on the day of Hike the Heights?‬

Bring along sunglasses or a hat, a refillable water bottle, and don't forget sunscreen and bug repellent. Water and food will be provided at the celebration. 

Bring a friend and/or your family and your camera if you wish. If you have allergies, don't forget appropriate medications and supplies.

6) What should I wear?‬

Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers, in case you get too hot or cold.