What we're about

This group is dedicated to NYC & NJ women who want to experience an outdoor adventure away from the city. We’ll help you connect with other women who want to hike and have an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Our Meetups are built around one or two-day adventures on WEEKENDS in the wilderness for hiking, backpacking, tent camping...

Every woman can enjoy an outdoor adventure, even without any outdoor experience.

You’ll be matched with an incredible small group of like-minded people and a friendly, internationally experienced, NY state-licensed guide—or you can even book a private group with all your best friends and have a hike all to yourselves.

Discover a wide range of getaway, for all levels, all within the natural beauty of Harriman State Park and the Catskills.

We know what it’s like to live in the city, and we know how difficult (even impossible) it feels to plan an outdoor getaway: How do I find a trail? What should I bring? How will I get there without a car? Where can I camp? How can we bring the kids in a way that’s fun for them and respectful to nature?

We created a way for every woman to enjoy the break they dream about, without worrying about a single detail, we manage everything.

All the meetups include transpiration with a comfortable Van from and to Manhattan.

On the backpacking weekends, delicious hiking meals will be provided and a guide will show you the magic of cooking in the wilderness—more fun than in a kitchen!! If, like most people, you don’t own hiking and camping gear, we’ll provide a set of high-quality gear chosen by our guides and made for women’s bodies. All you need to bring are your boots and clothing!

Upcoming events (1)

Women trek in Nepal - Thanksgiving 2021


TRIP SOLD OUT More info and RSVP: https://escapehiking.com/escape/nepal-trek (to save your spot you have to RSVP and pay on the Escape hiking for women website). This Nepal trek is organized and led by your Meetup host, Manon Marchand-Aylsworth, founder - head guide of Escape Hiking for Women LLC and professional wellness coach. She lived and hiked in Nepal for 2 years. Early bird price till March 15th 20121. More info and RSVP: https://escapehiking.com/escape/nepal-trek MORE ABOUT THE TRIP: This is not your regular Thanksgiving, this is a lifetime adventure you will be forever grateful for. This is not a regular trek with a group, this is an experience that will leave traces in your daily life once you return home. You will enjoy the support, safety and unique group dynamic that make all our adventures unforgettable. You will spend 9 days with like-minded women in a small group where the wellness of each participant counts as much as the precious connection and dynamic of the group. You will learn about yourself, unlock your inner potential and have it available forever to overcome life’s obstacles. You will discover that you are way stronger than you think (both physically and mentally). You will focus on your values, what really matters for you, and grow it in your life. You will have fun, you will be moved, you will be changed. We are proud to work in partnership with the women owned Nepali company 3 Sisters Adventures Trekking. For 25 years, they have pioneered and specialized in training and employing female guides and assistants for treks in and around the Himalayas in Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Your trekking route, Ghorepani Ghandruk, is known for its easy climbing and unique, varied landscape. Enjoy fascinating traditional Gurung villages, walk through rhododendrons, magnolias, oak forest… Admire breathtaking views of Machapuchare/Mt. Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m). At Poon-Hill, be ready for the most beautiful sunrise you’ve ever experienced. When the sun flows up the panoramic views of the Annapurna range, it’s simply magical. The trek offers well-managed local teahouse lodges, cafes, and restaurants all along the way. This journey is also perfect if you have limited time but dream of a glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks and still want a real Himalayan cultural experience. More info and RSVP: https://escapehiking.com/escape/nepal-trek

Past events (29)

DORIS DUKE TRAIL: easy to moderate relaxing 4-mile hike

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