Here’s what you need
- Comfortable athletic clothing
- Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with non-cotton socks
- Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures
- Expert guides
- Orientation with Animal Haven
- Leashes, bowls, and snacks for the pups
- Park permits
- Gratuity for your guide
Drive to Meet
Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the parking lot at Reeves Meadow Information Center at 10:30 AM.
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 per day.
Up to 4,500 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.
How far is the drive?
The drive is one hour from Manhattan.
Are the dogs all together in the van?
Yes, all the humans and dogs get to road trip together! It's great fun. Since these are rescue dogs, they all have different backgrounds and levels of sociability. Often, it's safest for the dogs to interact only with humans and not with each other.
How do we know that these dogs are well behaved?
We work closely with Animal Haven to ensure that we bring their best behaved dogs out on the trails with us. That said, dogs will be dogs, and a growl or snap here or there is nothing to worry about. It's normal dog behavior that says, "You're too close to my food dish, give me some room on the seat, etc."