Secret Swimming Holes Hike (8/28)
Escape to our favorite secret swimming holes nestled deep in the valleys of the Catskills on this relaxing day in the forest. With plenty of time to stop for berries and admire flowers along the way, we'll hike through stunning forest to pristine swimming holes in a major river valley on the edge of an old growth forest. This brisk hike over level trail is a great way to get some exercise in the Catskills without having to summit a peak and is one of our favorite adventures every year.
Most of the easily accessible swimming hole in the Catskill has been discovered and overrun, so we will ask you to please keep the location and destination of this hike a secret.
Cardio Intensity: Moderate.
Terrain: On trail, generally good footing on the hike. We take caution on the stream banks
Most trips will depart at 6:30am near the Barclays Center and 7:00am near Grand Central. You will be notified in advance if departure times and locations differ for your trip.
Yes! Your adventure includes a breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffee and tea for the drive to the trailhead. We will provide a healthy, gourmet lunch and snacks during our adventure. We offer vegetarian and vegan options, and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs.
We will provide a detailed packing list based on conditions before your adventure. Below is a sample packing list:
- 2, 1-liter water bottles
- Rain gear
- Extra layer of clothes
- Wear: Comfortable, breathable clothes. Standard workout clothes are great for hiking
- Footwear: Sturdy sneakers, trail runners, or hiking boots. We’ll let you know well in advance if conditions call for special footwear.
Your guides will provide all group gear (water filter, etc.). We do not require any specialized gear for our day hikes, and you most likely have everything you need already. We’re happy to answer questions and offer advice to ensure you have everything you need.
You will receive a confirmation email for your adventure within 24 hours of booking. Your guide will reach out 7-10 days before your adventure with an update on trail conditions, weather, a suggested packing list, and more.