Haunted Hudson Valley

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
8:00AM
to 6:30PM
8:00AM to 6:30PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
Intensity
4/10
5.0 miles
200 feet
elevation gain
18+

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About the trip

Discover the Mysteries of the Hudson Valley

What We Love

  • Halloween adventure
  • Casual hike through fall foliage
  • Visit historic New Paltz

Your Day

You'll begin with a moderate five-mile hike through the beautiful Minnewaska Preserve with sweeping views of the entire Hudson Valley and Highlands. Then, your adventure continues on the historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, whose past residents experienced terrible tragedies, encountered apparitions, and held paranormal investigations. You'll explore the 340-year-old street on a haunted walking tour where you'll hear the thrilling, eerie, and mysterious tales from the darker side of history.

Perfect for:  First time hikers, solo adventurers, hikers looking for a relaxing fall day

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Level 4/10
200 feet elevation gain
5.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
8:00AM to 6:30PMArrive by 7:45AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with wool socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

Trip Package

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Private ghost tour
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Destination

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Plattekill Travel Plaza at 9:15 AM. From there, you'll follow the van about 30 minutes to Minnewaska State Park. Please note there is a $10 fee to park.

 

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

Training

Level 4

Ideal for Active Beginners and Moderate Hikers

Level 4 trips balance physical and aesthetic components of the day. Get your heart pumping on intermediate terrain with some rock scrambles and multiple peaks, then enjoy a well-earned break with a stunning view. These trips are effective preparation for even more challenging weekend-long trips.

Activity

Trail time ranges from for four to six hours. You should be in good physical shape and exercise at least three times a week to get the most out of the day.

Distances

You’ll be traveling five to eight miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long soccer game.

Surfaces

You’ll be hiking on steadily rising terrain with loose rock surfaces, switchbacks, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,500 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 6,000 feet.