Sunday, August 15, 2021

Our trip starts a private guided tour of Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, which was the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle for control of the Hudson River. You’ll learn about this important military post while walking among the remnants of the fort’s original stone barracks, gunpowder magazine, earthworks, and fortification walls. Next, you’ll hike through the rugged Popolopen Gorge on the very same trails that both American and British soldiers traversed during the Revolutionary War. You’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson Valley from Torne Mountain, hear more fascinating history from your guide, and end the day with a well-earned stop for ice cream!

NOTE: This trip is rated ACTIVE but has one section with a steeper scramble that requires the use of hands. The scramble section is in the ACTIVE+/INTERMEDIATE category.

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 8:30 am

Departure Time: 8:45 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 three (3) 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)