Hook Mountain/Rockland Lake 3C6(H)

Date and Time

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30AM - 3:30PM


New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.


Excellent views of Hudson River and Croton Point. Visit old community of Rockland Lake and learn history of the defunct ice industry. Bring lunch and water. Some climbing. This will be a moderate 6 mile hike with about 1000' of total climbing. There will be some ups and downs along the ridge as we enjoy excellent views of Hudson River and Croton Point. Enjoy 360-degree views from one of highest points on the Palisades, the summit of Hook Mountain, a famous hawk watch point. We will then visit the old community of Rockland Lake and learn some history of the defunct ice industry. Bring lunch and water. Hiking boots will prove very useful. There is one fairly step descent. The hike should be over around 3:30 p.m. Due to State Park Regulations, pets are not permitted on this hike. Public transportation from the city and points south is available on the 9:15 AM Rockland Coaches 9A bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to meet us at Rockland Lake (Trans. 7G) by 10:35. Tell the driver you are going to Rockland Lake. The bus will drop you off right in front of the State Park entrance on the corner of Route 9W and Lake Road where you can then walk directly to the parking lot where we will be waiting.

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Past participants say...

Yet another great John J hike! His knowledge of the area made the day! It was really fun meeting a really great group of people. I can't wait for the next one! Thanks John!

Driving Directions

Take route 9W to the entrance of Rockland Lake State Park. Park in lot 4 at the southern area of the lake.

Southern view of the Hudson River.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 10 p.m.)

Life member and hike leader for most major hiking clubs and meet up groups. Have been leading hikes for over 20 years and have climbed most major summits in the northeast. Have served in many positions for many of the hiking clubs. Currently Director for the ADK North Jersey Ramapo Chapter, Outings Chair for the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Outings Committee, Delegate at large and member of the publications committee of the New York New Jersey Trail Conference.