Hiking in New York State

Another tragic death on hiking trails in upstate NY has sparked conversation: how safe are trails in NY?

Ice, an abundance of leaves, steep slopes and rugged terrain are amongst the many factors that create unsafe situations for hikers. Unfortunately serious injuries and even deaths on NY trails occur year after year.

While we can’t predict when an emergency situation will occur, we can prepare for them. There are several steps you can take to enjoy your hike safety.

To name a few:

  • Study the trails
  • Pack accordingly
  • Monitor the weather