Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips
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to register for a program.High Peaks Day Hikes
Whether you are working on your 46, uncomfortable approaching the High Peaks on your own, or just looking for a great hike in the mountains, these one-day guided trips are for you. We'll discuss safe low-impact travel, route selection, off trail navigation, and the rich natural history of the Adirondacks. All hikes are strenuous and will require a full day of hiking.
Cost: $59/$65 (Member/Non-member), includes guide and instruction.Esther (4240 ft), 6.6 milesJuly 27, September 9, October 7MacNaughton (4000 ft), 15.8 milesJuly 15, August 3, August 26Macomb, South Dix, East Dix & Hough (4,012 ft - 4,405 ft), 12.5 milesJune 24, August 5, September 7Mt. Marshall (4,360 ft), 17 milesJune 30, August 12, September 23Seward, Donaldson & Emmons (4,040 ft - 4,361 ft), 15 milesJuly 8, September 30, October 19Seymour (4,120 ft), 14 milesJuly 20, August 19 Street (4166 ft) & Nye (3895 ft)
, 9 milesJuly 22, August 4, September 16 Tabletop (4427 ft), 9.8 milesJune 29, July 29, October 14
Phelps (4161 ft), 8.8 milesNo hikes currently scheduled Backpacking Trips Beginner BackpackingJuly 12-14
Enjoy learning the tips and tricks of backpacking and low-impact camping with a NYS Licensed Guide. Three days and two nights will be spent in the High Peaks Wilderness covering topics such as proper gear, food planning and preparation, satety considerations, map reading, camp set-up, low-impact techniques, water treatment, waste management and stove use.
Cost: $169/$186 (member/ non-member); includes instruction, meals and use of group gear.Johns Brook Valley Teen AdventureJuly 22-24, 2013
This three-day, two-night camping adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Explore Johns Brook Valley’s mountains, streams and lean-tos while we build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills in the Adirondack backcountry. Participants will experience hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient backpacker. Prices include instruction, transportation during the course, all meals from lunch the first day through lunch the last day and group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).
Cost: $169/$186 (member/non-member), includes meals and use of group gear.Trailless Peak Backpacking
These trips are designed for those who have experience hiking and backpacking and who are looking for guided backcountry experience in pursuit of climbing the summits of the High Peaks. The group will hike into a base camp from which they'll be guided up the "trailless" peaks. These courses will be a cooperative group camping experience led by a NYS licensed guide with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking and decision-making.
Cost: $169/ $186 (member/ non-member); includes instruction, meals and use of group gear.Allen (4340 ft), 16.6 milesJuly 19-21, August 31-September 2Cliff & Redfield, 18 milesJune 21-23, August 2-4, September 13-15Dix Range (4857 ft), 21.5 milesJuly 5-7, August 16-18, September 27-29Santanonis (3820 ft - 4607 ft), 17.5 milesJuly 26-28, September 6-8, October 11-13Sewards (4361 ft - 4040 ft), 21 milesJune 28-30, August 9-11, September 20-22Skylight (4924 ft) & Gray (4840 ft), 17.5 milesJuly 12-14. August 23-25, October 4-6Custom Guided Hikes
Do the scheduled group hikes not fit into your schedule? ADK does offer custom guided trips and programs to fit your needs.
Registration information is available here.