New York
Hiking in the Catskills
Experience the Hudson River Valley on foot as local experts share the wonders of the Catskill Mountains, hiking to secluded ponds, breathtaking vistas and meandering rivers.
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Program No. 20627GKM
6 days
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At a Glance

The Catskill Mountains are home to a network of hiking trails that lead visitors on a fascinating geologic journey. On your adventure in this storied area of America, begin each morning with a nutritious breakfast before setting out for the day. Study local geology and ecology along the trail as you trek to secluded ponds teeming with wildlife. Gaze out over Slide Mountain, the Hudson River Valley and other breathtaking vistas. Test your courage on an optional cable bridge across the Neversink River, unwind with evening performances, hear tales of local history and much more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to 10.4 miles on maintained trails, uneven terrain; elevation gains up to 2,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike past local flora and fauna as you explore a variety of trails, from old coach roads to escarpment trails.
  • Explore the history of the area including the use of towers as a method of fire prevention and a presentation about times past.
  • Meet local artists and learn from visitors who will teach us about wild animals of the Catskills.
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Emily Gorman
Emily Gorman is the lead staff member at East Valley Ranch and facilitates all of the Road Scholar programs. She has extensive experience with team building, facilitation, and group management. She is available to answer questions and will help ensure you have an amazing experience.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Emily Gorman
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