Hike and Cider Tasting with Angry Orchard

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 5:30PM
8:00AM to 5:30PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
4.5 miles
600 feet
elevation gain

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About the trip

Visit Angry Orchard

What We Love

  • Scenic hike with open views
  • Perfect fall combination
  • Learn about and taste hard Cider
  • Visit a treehouse

Your Day

Enjoy a moderate, five mile hike while taking in some of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful views. Your trail will start at a stunning mountain lake, but you'll soon venture through thick forest and emerge to see a sweeping vista over the Shawangunk Ridge and north to the Catskill Mountains. After a refreshing hike, enjoy some refreshing beverages in the form of small batch hard cider. Our visit to the cider mill will include a tour and an explanation of how these dry, delicoius ciders are created. During the tour, you'll be sampling a variety of ciders - all made with apples grown right here in the Hudson Valley.

The Hudson Valley also has a long cider making tradition. Before prohibition, cider apple orchards were common to find in the region. Cider has been made here for more than 200 years! Like many of the orchards in the area, our orchard has a long history. It has been a farm since the 1700s and the first apple trees were planted here around 100 years ago. The Crist Family took ownership of this orchard in 1963 and as leaders in the apple growing industry, grew both culinary and cider apples.

Perfect for:  First-time hikers, experienced hikers looking for a casual day, fans of autumn

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Level 4/10
600 feet elevation gain
4.5 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
8:00AM to 5:30PMArrive by 7:45AM

Here’s what you need


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


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

Trip Package

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


If you would prefer to drive yourself, you can select the "drive to meet" option at check out.  You'll meet your guide at Rock and Snow in New Paltz, NY at 9:30 AM. From there, you'll follow the van about 15 minutes to the Minnewaska State Park parking area. Please note there is a fee to park.


Level 3

Easy Active - Perfect for active first timers

Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what hiking is all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. The trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.


Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.


Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.


You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

Elevation Change

There could be up to 1,000 feet per day.


Up to 4,500 feet.


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.

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