Pyngyp Mountain

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Today, well be adventuring in a more-remote, less-traveled part of Harriman State Park. During the first half of the day, we’ll climb over five peaks, including Pyngip Mountain. This steep, rocky, and challenging mountain is also one of the best scrambles in Harriman and has a beautiful view at the summit. Throughout the day, we’ll come across unique rock formations, like the “Irish Potato” – a huge glacial erractic boulder. If we are lucky and the water is high, we’ll see beautiful cascades at Tiorati Brook. During the second half of the day, with all major climbing done, we’ll relax and enjoy a leisurely hike through the woods.

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: 8.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:30 am

Departure Time: 7:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 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 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 while we limit capacity on 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)
  • 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)