Saturday, August 27, 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.

Our adventure begins before we even leave the van, as we make our way to the trailhead via a single-lane old mining road. Appropriately named “Old Mine Road,” the road was a trail used by fur traders and Dutch settlers in the 1600’s. Once at the trailhead, we’ll pass another relic of Dutch explorations – an entrance to an old copper mine.

We’ll then climb along a magnificent gorge with a series of waterfalls before making our way up to the Raccoon Ridge and onto the historic Appalachian Trail. From there, we’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Delaware Water Gap, formed where the Delaware river cut through the Appalachian Mountains.

Join us for a day of exploration and epic views!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 8.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


Union Square, Broadway and E 18th Street

Check-in Time: 6:45 am

Departure Time: 7:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm


Limited spots remaining


  • 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)