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Hike & Howl

Hike & Howl

Pack List

Hike Kittatinny Ridge then explore a wolf sanctuary

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the quiet trails and beautiful tree-filled scenery of the Delaware Water Gap. We'll explore the terrain of the Kittatinny Mountains where the Lenni Lenapi Indians once had their homes.

First, we'll enjoy a hike along the Kittatinny Ridge. We'll start by ascending a climb and earning sweeping views over the Delaware River and surrounding forest. We'll visit a secluded and peaceful glacial lake on our way and enjoy a relaxing lunch before completing our hike with a waterfall visit.

Next, we'll come face to face with one of nature's fiercest and most beautiful creatures. After arriving at the base camp of the wolf preserve, a short drive away, we'll find ourselves on a quiet half-mile path. Emerging into the center of the sanctuary, packs of Timber, Tundra and Arctic wolves surround us. It's as if we've been transported back to a time when wolves patrolled our valleys and mountains. We'll hear their mysterious howls as we approach. We'll participate in the Wolf Watch, seeing the wolves in natural surroundings and learning their eating patterns and social structures. We'll also learn about some other wild and fascinating creatures at the preserve, like the bobcat and fox.

As we start on our way back home, we'll know that, for today, we have truly been immersed in the wild.


Beginner-level proficiency in hiking
Leadership skills and practice working in team setting
Knowledge about flora and fauna
Respect for nature and how it can be applied to respect for our community
Knowledge and respect for wild animals
Inspiration and curiosity


$65 per student


Van rental option including tolls, insurance and fuel: $400 per van.
Our passenger vans hold up to 13 students each.


Groups range from 6 to 80 people.


  • Licensed and certified Discover Outdoors guides
  • Guided hike and instruction
  • Guided tour of wolf sanctuary
  • Park and destination fees
  • Liability insurance


7:45    Greetings and meet the team at your school
8:00    Departure and scenic drive to Delaware Water Gap
9:15    Arrive at trailhead, briefing
9:30    Guided hike with lakeside lunch
12:00  Guided tour of wolf sanctuary
2:00    Return departure
3:30    Arrive at your school


Pack List

  • Your lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen