Cascading Creek & Glacial Wonders Hike

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Cascading Creek & Glacial Wonders Hike

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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

 

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.

 

 

Choose any Available date (in grey).

*Please review the following before registering:

Details regarding where to meet are sent with registration confirmation.

Larger groups  - please contact us for rates.

 

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

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

Getting There

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. Limited complimentary private transportation is available. Detailed instructions will be sent by e-mail upon registration confirmation.