Hudson Highlands

Sunday, February 7, 2021

This hike will challenge you as you climb multiple mountains over a span of 11 miles, at last summiting Storm King Mountain, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The Hudson Highlands trail traverses the scenic and rugged Appalachian Hills of both Black Rock Forest and Storm King State Park. This area served as an important strategic point for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. If you hear any cannons today – don’t worry – it’s just the West Point Military Academy cadets practicing artillery!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 11 miles

Elevation Gain: 1300 feet

Departure:

The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:45 am

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm

$99.00

This is a limited-capacity trip.

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

Wear

  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

Pack

  • Adventure Untamed will provide any traction devices you need, but if you have your own microspikes/snowshoes, feel free to bring them
  • Insulating puffy and insulating pants
  • Fleece / mid layer
  • Windproof/waterproof top and bottom layers that can fit over all other layers
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water (*note* if temperature is below freezing do not bring hydration bladders – will freeze)
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers (optional)
  • 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)