Storm King Hike & Sculpture Park

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
9:15AM
to 6:00PM
9:15AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 9:00AM
Intensity
4/10
3.5 miles
400 feet
elevation gain
18+
$105

About the trip

A Hudson Valley treasure

What We Love

  • Hit the highlights of the Hudson Valley
  • Moderate hike with stunning views
  • See massive art installations
  • The perfect New York day

Your Day

Widely celebrated as one of the world's leading sculptural parks, Storm King Art Center welcomes visitors from across the globe. Nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley and only one hour from New York City, it offers the perfect reward to a day spent hiking through nature's art exhibit. Our adventure will commence with a three mile hike that twists and turns through colorful trails and cascading streams as we absorb the unparalleled sights and sounds of the Northeast. Once we reach Storm King Art Center, everyone will be free to tour the garden at their leisure, photograph the sites, and learn the history before heading back to the city, wiser for the wear.

Admission to Storm King Art Center is included in the trip price.

Perfect for: New hikers up for a challenge, adventurers looking for a unique experience

Your Guide
Philippa Godoy
Guide

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Level 4/10
400 feet elevation gain
3.5 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
9:15AM to 6:00PMArrive by 9:00AM
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
  • Sunscreen
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Admission to Storm King Art Center
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 10:15 AM at the Storm King parking area on route 9W in Cornwall, NY.

Intensity

Level 4

Ideal for active beginners or hikers with some experience

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 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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