New Year's Eve Midnight Hike

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 2:30AM
7:30PM to 2:30AM
Arrive by 7:15PM
5.0 miles
800 feet
elevation gain

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About the trip

Ring in the New Year with Adventure

What We Love

  • A unique New Year's experience
  • Midnight bonfire and champagne toast
  • Share resolutions under the stars
  • S'mores!

Your Night

Kick off the New Year with a truly unique New York experience. Join us on a moonlight hike, listening to the sounds of the wild as we make our way to a remote mountain lake. We'll start out on a challenging ascent for our first mile of hiking, before emerging onto a ridge, with an open view of the stars above. Once at our lake destination, we'll share our favorite 2019 memories and our New Year's Resolutions around the bonfire, snuggled in our jackets as we munch on s'mores. At midnight, we'll walk out to an overlook where we can see the lights of New York City far in the distance as we count down the final seconds of the year and share a champagne toast. Back in the city, you'll wake up inspired and ready to take on a new year of adventure.

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Level 4/10
800 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:30PM to 2:30AMArrive by 7:15PM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Headlamp or flashlight (required)
  • 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)


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

Trip Package

  • 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 parking lot across from Greenwood Lake Marina in West Milford, NJ at 8:30 PM.


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.


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.


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


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.


Up to 6,000 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.

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