Mineral Springs Falls and Sackett Ridge

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Join us on an adventure through Black Rock Forest, a hidden treasure of the Hudson Valley. Black Rock Forest’s  location at the intersection of two ecological systems results in rich biological diversity of plants and animals. Shortly after we begin our hike, we’ll come across the cascading waterfalls known as  Mineral Springs Falls, then hike up to Jupiter’s Boulder to enjoy the unique rock formation. We’ll continue on to Sackett’s Ridge to take in the views before returning back to the City, refreshed after a day in the wild.

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 7.2 miles

Elevation Gain: 900 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:45 am

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm


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.


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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)