The Megaliths

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
8:30AM
to 6:00PM
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 8:15AM
Intensity
5/10
8.0 miles
1,100 feet
elevation gain
18+
$79

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About the trip

Unique rock formations and scenic views

What We Love

  • Fascinating rock formations
  • Open summit views
  • Challenging terrain
  • Engaging history from your guide

Your Day

Over the course of the day, you will cover a moderate to challenging eight miles. Starting with a steep uphill climb amidst unique rock types and formations, enjoy exceptional views of the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills as we undulate over the mountain peaks and stop for a picnic at the Megaliths, a group of huge blocks that have split off from the bedrock.

Perfect for: Intermediate hikers, fit adventurers looking for a challenge

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Level 5/10
1,100 feet elevation gain
8.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
8:30AM to 6:00PMArrive by 8:15AM
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
  • Sunscreen
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera

Wear

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

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
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 Schunemunk trailhead in Mountainville, NY at 9:45 AM.

Intensity

Level 5

Moderate - For Skilled Beginners and Intermediate Participants

Level 5 trips place greater emphasis on challenging you physically. Whether you’re still new to the scene or have some experience, you’ll appreciate a more deliberate pace with a capable group.

Activity

We’ll be out on the trails for five to seven hours. Prepare for this trip by doing cardio and strength exercise at least three days a week.

Distances

Be ready to cover six to nine miles today before heading home.

Surfaces

We’ll be hiking on moderate mountainous terrain, which may require navigating various rock faces and trail conditions including steep inclines and uneven ground.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,800 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 8,000 feet.

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.

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