Sunday, June 27, 2021

Join us on a trail called a ‘gem’ by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Today, we’ll be taking the road less traveled as we explore a section of Minnewaska State Park. The Mossy Glen Trail runs through white pine, rhododendron, mountain laurel, and hemlock. Almost the entire length of the trail winds along the bubbling Peters Kill. This hike will take you over carriage roads, hiking trails, bridges over creeks, and great slabs of rock. We’ll end our day with a stop at a local farm where you’ll be able to pick up some fresh strawberries, or any other produce or baked goods that are calling your name!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 6.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 800 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:45 am

Departure Time: 7:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm


Limited spots remaining

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 (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)