Half-Day Hikes

Approachable Adventures in the Catskill Mountains

Palenville, New York

Our half-day hikes are typically 4-5 hours long and cover about 3-4 miles of trail in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Along the way, you’ll learn about the geology and history of the area, with splenty of spots built in to take in the views and savor the moments (and some snacks). You’ll get to completely immerse in the hike – as we’ll be getting pictures for you throughout the experience!

Hike Overview

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. Along the way, we’ll stop to learn about the different rock formations, plant types, the history of the area and more. Throughout the trip, we’ll be getting tons of candid and action shots, as well as some epic posed shots at some of my favorite views in the Catskill Mountains.

Half day hikes typically lean between easy and moderate difficulty, with some optional ‘challenges’ along the way – if you’re up for it! Over the years we’ve really finessed how we tune our hikes to the different hikers we have everyday – and will adjust the route and pace to the best fit for you and your group. With a maximum group size of 6 and an average of 3-4 per trip, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to work with you individually on your skills and techniques if needed!

What’s Included?

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 throughout the hike
  • Any parking fees or trail admission fees
  • Bug Spray, rain gear, backpack, if needed

Hike Details


Join an Existing Group


Book a Private Half Day Hike

$450 first four hikers, $100 per each additional hiker


Half-day hikes begin in Palenville, New York, about 2.5 hours north of New York City. Having your own transportation is highly recommended, as there is little public transit/ridesharing available.


Half day hikes are typically 4-5 hours, depending on route, group and weather. We average around 3-4 miles on our half day hikes.

What You Need

  • Sturdy, closed toed shoes
  • Water
  • Any personal medications (inhaler, Epi-Pen, etc.)
  • Light jacket or raincoat
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

Request to Book

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