Here’s what you need
- Ample snacks
- At least three liters of water
- A compass (or one will be provided)
- Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
- Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
- Hiking poles
- Comfortable athletic clothing
- Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with wool socks
- Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures
- Expert guides and instruction
- Park permits
- Instructional materials and compass rental
- Gratuity for your guide
Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll receive directions to the trailhead by the Thursday before your trip. You can also contact our office at 212-579-4568 or [email protected] for more information.
Easy Active - Perfect for Active First Timers
Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what hiking is all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. The trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.
Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.
Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.
You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.
There could be up to 1,000 feet of change in the day.
From sea level to 3,000 feet.
Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.