Hiking the Tri-State's Best Places

10:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Catskills - Meet at Poughkeepsie Train Station


  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Group size: 12

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri State's best hiking areas. Take this opportunity to pick your instructor's brain about other local hikes, secret waterfalls, beautiful open vistas and where to go on a busy weekend. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and to help you hike at your own pace. This hiking series covers popular classics at Bear Mountain and Harriman State Park, to lesser-known beauties in the Catskills, North Jersey, Minnewaska State Park, and even a few secrets in Westchester County, NY. Whether you're new to the trails or a seasoned pro we think you'll find these hike a memorable and fun experience.

  • Introduce you to some local natural places with great hiking
  • Introduce Leave No Trace Principles
  • Gain basic hiking skills
  • Meet other local hikers

Catskills - Meet at Poughkeepsie Train Station

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Our venue may slightly change due to the condition of the ice in certain climbing locations, so all customers are asked to meet at the Poughkeepsie Train Station. This station is at 41 Main St, Poughkeepsie NY, and is accessible by Amtrak and Metro-North as well as by car. Parking is available - there is a fee on weekdays, though free parking is available on weekend. Alpine Endeavors will pick up and take to you to the climbing area from here.