Saturday, July 17, 2021

When was the last time you were out in nature? When was the last time you really felt connected and at home in the natural world? As a New Yorker, you thrive on the pace, the lights, and the crowds – most of the time. There is a part of you that is being worn away by the endless stress and noise of it all. You need a break and a chance to reset your system! Being outdoors can make a tremendous difference – especially when you do it in a conscious, connected way. The Forest is the best medicine! Join Adventure Untamed on a Nature Connection Hike, and experience a conscious connection with nature. Let our guide, Alex Soto, take you through the picturesque Black Rock Forest to the beautiful Mineral Springs Falls, stopping to take in the sights, sounds, and sensations of everything nature has to offer. As Alex likes to say: “The Forest is the therapist; the Guide just opens the door.”

Level: Relaxed (Learn More)

Mileage: 4.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 700 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:30 am

Departure Time: 7:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 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
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least two (2) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • 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)