Rugged terrain, serene wilderness – with renowned views atop New York’s tallest mountains. Far from ordinary – and close to otherworldly.
Keene, New York
After meeting at the rendezvous point before the hike, we’ll proceed to the trailhead and begin a quick introduction and gear check before taking to the trails. A hike in the Adirondacks require an early start – so we’ll aim to get on the trail no later than 8am. It is highly recommended that you either arrive in the area the night before, or camp out – as it can often take longer than expected traveling into the Adirondacks.
Whether we’re hiking to a summit in the High Peaks Region, or sticking to something in the lower regions – you’re in for a rugged and strenuous experience. Unlike many other areas in the country, the Adirondacks don’t have many switchbacks – and so we’re often hiking up rock scrambles, small waterfalls, slick rock faces, and swamped areas of trail. But, the juice is worth the squeeze, as they say – because in doing so, we’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning views in the eastern United States – and you’ll be taking homes countless pictures of the adventure too.
Depending on which trail we do, distances can range from 6-8 miles on the short end, and as long as 20 miles for some of the High Peaks. You can almost always expect to get dirty in the ‘Daks’ as well – the mud is often relentless!
Sometimes it can feel like there’s a lot to plan when heading out for a hike – luckily, we take care of just about everything, so you can fully enjoy the day. From choosing the best route, finding its best features along the way, and making sure we’ve got everything needed – all you have to do is grab a few things, and get ready for an adventure!
- Trail Guidance with Licensed Guide
- Feedback and improvement of your hiking techniques
- Candid, action and posed photography – you can keep your phone in your pocket!
- Light snacks (and pre-packaged lunch, if desired)
- Any parking fees or trail admission fees
- Bug Spray, rain gear, backpack, if needed
$325 per person (2 person minimum)
Most trips begin or meet in Keene, NY
Adirondack hikes range from 8-12 hours on the trail – plan for this hike to be your sole activity for the day – other than a hefty dinner afterwards, of course!
What You Need
- Sturdy, closed toed shoes
- Any personal medications
- Light jacket
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen