Saturday, July 30, 2022

Our friends at Arc’teryx New York (@arcteryxnewyork )are sponsoring this adventure! By keeping the cost down with their contribution, they are helping more adventurers enjoy the outdoors.

Join us on an adventure in the northern Hudson Highlands as we climb the Schunemunk mountain. The name “Schunemunk” means “excellent fireplace” in Lenape, and the Lenni Lenape had a village on the northern tip of the mountain. The land has several unique and striking features. Throughout the day, you’ll see beautiful, panoramic views from the top of the ridge. And we’ll take time to explore a unique rock formation – a cluster of giant rock slabs – known as the Megaliths.

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


Arc’teryx UWS (158 Columbus Avenue)

Check-in Time: 7:15 am

Departure Time: 7:30 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm



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


  • 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
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • 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)