Hike & Howl

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
9:15AM
to 7:45PM
9:15AM to 7:45PM
Arrive by 9:00AM
Intensity
4/10
5.0 miles
800 feet
elevation gain
18+
$95

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About the trip

Come face to face with wolves

What We Love

  • Open hiking along the Delaware
  • Beautiful views of the Water Gap
  • See wolves, foxes, and bobcats up close
  • Learn about wildlife

Your Day

Join us as we leave the hustle and bustle of Manhattan for the quiet trails and beautiful tree-filled scenery of the Delaware Water Gap. First, we'll enjoy a hike along the Kittatinny Ridge. We'll start by ascending a climb and earning sweeping views over the Delaware River and surrounding forest. We'll keep our eyes peeled for the many birds of prey that live in the area. After a relaxing lunch, we'll complete our hike with a waterfall visit.

Next, we'll come face to face with one of nature's fiercest and most beautiful creatures. After arriving at the base camp of the wolf preserve, a short drive away, we'll find ourselves on a quiet half-mile path. Emerging into the center of the sanctuary, packs of Timber, Tundra and Arctic wolves surround us. It's as if we've been transported back to a time when wolves patrolled our valleys and mountains. We'll participate in the Wolf Watch, seeing the wolves in natural surroundings and learning their eating patterns and social structures and hearing their howl. We'll also learn about some other wild and fascinating creatures at the preserve - like the Bobcat and Fox.

Perfect for:  Fit first time hikers up for a challenge, experienced hikers seeking a relaxing pace, animal lovers

Your Guide
Justine Horton
Guide

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Level 4/10
800 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
9:15AM to 7:45PMArrive by 9:00AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners.
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with wool socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

Trip Package

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits -Wolf sanctuary tour
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Destination

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Worthington State Forest Campground parking lot at 10:30 AM. Please see map below.

 

Weather

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.

Training

Level 4

Ideal for active beginners

Level 4 trips balance physical and aesthetic components of the day. Get your heart pumping on intermediate terrain with some rock scrambles and multiple peaks, then enjoy a well-earned break with a stunning view. These trips are effective preparation for even more challenging weekend-long trips.

Activity

Trail time ranges from for four to six hours. You should be in good physical shape and exercise at least three times a week to get the most out of the day.

Distances

You’ll be traveling five to eight miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long soccer game.

Surfaces

You’ll be hiking on steadily rising terrain with loose rock surfaces, switchbacks, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,500 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 6,000 feet.

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