Hike & Orchard

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
8:15AM
to 6:30PM
8:15AM to 6:30PM
Arrive by 8:00AM
Intensity
3/10
5.0 miles
800 feet
elevation gain
18+
$85
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About the trip

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Scenic hike with open views
  • Perfect fall combination
  • Pick your own apples
  • Fresh hot cider, donuts, and goodies

YOUR DAY

Imagine winding through trails canopied by fall's vibrant colors, crossing streams rock to rock, and embracing all of the sounds and scents of autumn along the way. Now imagine that's just the beginning. At the end of this beautiful, tranquil hike, the fruits of your labor await at one of New York's most charming orchards, home to seven varieties of apples ripe for the picking. Enjoy the sweet taste of homegrown goodness. Pay for what you pick and don't stop there - local cider, honey, and baked goods abound.

Perfect for:  First time hikers, experienced hikers looking for a mellow day, fans of autumn

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Level 3/10
800 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:15AM to 6:30PMArrive by 8:00AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

  • Your lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • A backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners.
  • Camera
  • Cash for apples and treats (please note, apples are paid for by the bag upon leaving)

Wear

  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Jacket

Trip Package

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "Drive to meet" option at check out. Meet your guide at 9:30 AM at Rock and Snow.. You'll then follow the van to the trailhead. Please note there is a $10 parking fee.

Intensity

Level 3

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.

ACTIVITY

Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.

DISTANCES

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.

SURFACES

You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

ELEVATION CHANGE

There could be up to 1,000 feet per day.

ALTITUDE

Up to 4,500 feet.

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