Sunday, July 4, 2021

Fancy a dip in one of the Shawangunks’ glacial “sky lakes” over the holiday weekend? Come with us!

We’ll spend the day on carriage roads of the beautiful Minnewaska State Park. We’ll stop to take a dip in Lake Awosting (there are changing rooms right by the lake!), then continue to hike around the entire lake, taking in all its natural beauty. We’ll even take a little detour to check out the park’s beautiful Rainbow Falls!

Even though this trip has longer mileage, the carriage roads are gentler than traditional hiking trails. This is a perfect day for an intermediate-level hiker or advanced hikers looking for a relaxing day out!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 10.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 725 feet

Group Size: 2 - 12 participants


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:45 am

Departure Time: 7:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm


This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel and bathing suit
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)