Hike the Heights
Hike the Heights 17th Annual Community Hike and Celebration is Saturday June 5th, 2021.
This year’s theme is ‘Hike Your Heights‘ where we are encouraging others to design and organize their own hike with friends and neighbors. Hike through a place that brings you joy and end at your favorite park for a celebration!
Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path, an urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event began as part of a project of the Community Research Group (CRG) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in January 2004. Led by Mindy Fullilove and Lourdes Rodriguez, CRG established City Life Is Moving Bodies (CLIMB), a northern Manhattan community-based initiative founded on the belief that safe parks and neighborhoods are essential to community health, and that all communities, regardless of socioeconomic background, are entitled to access to safe parks and neighborhoods. Composed of a diverse group of individuals and organizations working together as the a consensus group, CLIMB has organized Hike the Heights on the first Saturday of June for 15 years, bringing community members and organizations together to celebrate and encourage community ownership over and activity in the parks in northern Manhattan.