3500 Series: Twin Mountain

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
7:15AM
to 7:00PM
7:15AM to 7:00PM
Arrive by 7:00AM
Intensity
6/10
6.0 miles
1,586 feet
elevation gain
18+
$99

About the trip

Climb the Catskills' 23rd highest peak

What We Love

  • Hike on the famous Devil's Path
  • Challenging terrain and scrambles
  • Scenic vistas of the Catskills
  • Hear history and stories from your guides

Your Day

Today's adventure will take us over the dual peaks of Twin Mountain on a challenging and beautiful day along the Devil's Path. As we hike through the lush forest of the Catskills, we'll pass fascinating features like a bear cave, conifer forests, and unique rock formations. Our two peaks both afford sweeping views of the region's mountains and all the way out to the Ashokan Reservoir. Get ready for a day full of adventure, challenge, and some of the best of what the Catskills have to offer.

Perfect for: Experienced hikers, fit adventurers

Your Guide
Jana Paremoud
Senior Guide
Northeast Regional Manager

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Level 6/10
1,586 feet elevation gain
6.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:15AM to 7:00PMArrive by 7:00AM
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
  • Gaiters

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots with non-cotton socks (required)
  • 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 Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:30 AM. From there, you will follow the van about an hour to the trailhead.

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.

Intensity

Level 6

Moderate - For fit and experienced hikers

Level 6 trips will push you with a faster pace and longer distances. This hard work allows you to see more terrain and higher vistas. You should expect to be tired and fulfilled on the van ride home.

Activity

We’ll be active for five to eight hours. Prepare for this trip by maintaining your daily fitness regime that includes both cardio and strength.

Distances

Be ready to cover some serious distance. We may hike up to eleven miles today, nearly a half-marathon.

Surfaces

We’ll be hiking on varying mountainous terrain, which will involve navigating various rock faces, loose stones, and steep, uneven trails.

Elevation Change

Up to 2,000 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 10,000 feet.

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