Surprise Lake Hike & Swim UWS

Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Broadway and West 76th Street
Intensity
4/10

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About the trip

Rich in diversity, in both vegetation and terrain, this beautiful five mile trail will lead us to several spectacular viewpoints. We will travel through rhododendron groves and lush woodlands.

The majority of our climb will come in the first two miles where we will climb nearly 900 vertical feet. After hiking a short section of the famous Appalachian Trail we will follow an undulating mountain ridge until we make our way to the secluded Surprise Lake for lunch. In summer, bring or wear your swimsuit for a dip in the lake!

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Level 4/10
Upper West SideBroadway and West 76th Street

Trip Details

DEPARTURE AND RETURN LOCATION

Eastern Mountain Sports Upper West Side (Broadway/76th St.) Subways 1, 2, 3 to 72nd Street.

DEPARTURE TIME

9:00 AM Please arrive at 8:45 for check-in.

RETURN TIME

Approximately 5:00 PM.

BRING

Your lunch, snacks and two liters water. In the summer, bring your swimsuit and towel for the lake.

WEAR

Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, sunscreen.

INTENSITY LEVEL

This hike is an Intensity Level 4 out of 10. Please read a full description in the Intensity Level tab above.

TRAIL STATISTICS

Total Miles: 5

Accumulative Elevation Gain: 900 feet

Technical Factors: Minor scrambling, some of use of hands required.

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