Descend into Beauty.

 


Follow a cascading creek through a unique evergreen forest lush with ferns, mountain laurel, and rhododendron.  Listen to the sounds of falling waters, wind, and birdsong as you refuel your body with a creek-side snack break. 

You'll want that extra energy for the following short, but steep ascent, leading to a monstrous rocky outcrop inscribed by glaciers.  Cross your fingers to see the stunning views of the Shawangunks and Catskills on sunny days, or to be enveloped by mist on cool spring and fall mornings.

Want to be sure to go when the rhodendron is in bloom or the blueberries are ripe?  Call us for the low-down prior to booking.  210.724.9611

 

Rates

5-6 people in group: $49 /person
3-4 people in group: $79 /person
1-2 people in group: $109 /person

Larger groups- please contact us

Details

Trip length3-3.5 hours.  3.5 miles+  600 ft elevation gain.  

Intensity level:  + 1 2 3 4 5 !

Location: Minnewaska State Park

Snacks provided.

 

Getting There

Limited complimentary private transportation is available.

By car: Parking information and detailed instructions will be sent by e-mail upon registration confirmation.

By bus: Take the Adirondack Trailways bus from New York's Port Authority terminal to New Paltz station.  The trail head is a 20-minute cab ride from the bus terminal.

 

What to Wear

  • Comfortable shoes w/ good grip on bottom. Waterproof preferred.
  • Clothes you don't mind getting a little muddy
  • Layers! Non-cotton T-shirt or tank + non-cotton long-sleeved shirt &/or sweater
  • Windbreaker &/or Waterproof jacket if there's the tiniest chance of rain
  • Hat &/or sunscreen for sun protection on top of the ridge

What to Bring

Required

  • Daypack or backpack
  • 1.5 Liters of water (or 3 water bottles)

Encouraged

  • Camera &/or cell phone
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking poles

What We Provide

  • Knowledgeable, NYS-licensed guide
  • Eco-groovy snacks (as local, organic, & sustainable as possible)
  • Group First Aid & Emergency Kit
  • Bug repellent with DEET
  • Sunscreen
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