Starter Snowshoe: Huckleberry Point

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
7:30AM
to 6:00PM
7:30AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 7:15AM
Intensity
4/10
5.0 miles
1,470 feet
elevation gain
18+

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About the trip

Hike through wild, winter Kaaterskill forest

What We Love

  • Discover the Catskills on a moderate hike
  • Mild terrain with snowy views
  • Spot animal tracks in the snow
  • Fascinating local history

Your Day

Hike through the Kaaterskill Wild Forest, traveling through level hardwoods where you'll come across obscure signs of early Dutch settlements. Continue on the trail that winds through the Catskill wilderness until you reach a stunning overlook with breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley. Today is a wonderful exploration of a remote and serene section of the mountains.

Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes or microspikes may be required. If so, they will be provided by your guide.

Perfect For: Intermediate hikers, fit adventurers looking for a new experience

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Level 4/10
1,470 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:30AM to 6:00PMArrive by 7:15AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Gaiters
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
Not Included
  • Meals
  • 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 Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:45 AM. Please see the map for directions.

 

Intensity

Level 4

Ideal for Active Beginners and Moderate Hikers

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 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.

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. 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. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow 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.

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