Sunday, August 21, 2022

Today, we’ll be hiking in the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful (and flat :)) hike goes through a unique terrain. You’ll hike through grasslands at the base of the Shawangunk ridge. Off in the distance, you will see the rock cliffs in all their glory. This spot is also a great place for birding, and guide Gary will be helping you spot the local species.

After the hike, we’ll stop for a sit-down lunch or some treats.

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:00 am

Departure Time: 7:15 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm



  • 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)