Taconics: Alander Mountain
Explore the Taconic Mountains! Taconic is a Native American name derived from Taghkanic or Taughannock, meaning “in the trees.” Luckily for us, we will leave the wooded trails behind as we hike up Alander Mountain. We’ll stop for luch at the grassy, open summit covered with scrub oak and shrubs. Instead of a single viewpoing, we’ll have open vistas all around us. On a clear day, we’ll be able to see the southern Taconic mountains and all the way to the Catskills!
Level: Intermediate (Learn More)
Mileage: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,679 feet
Check-in Time: 6:45 am
Departure Time: 7:00 am
Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm
Limited spots remaining
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.