What we're about

This group is for adults who like to hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, kayak, canoe, bicycle and pursue other outdoor activities. We will focus these activities in the Shawangunk Mountains and in other Hudson Valley locations like the Catskills, Taconics, Hudson Highlands on both sides of the river, and other areas we find interesting. Hikes and other activities will range from easy to difficult. The pace may be slow, moderate or even somewhat brisk (depending on your fitness level and experience), but our coordinators will attempt to make certain that everyone finishes as part of the group.

Upcoming events (1)

Millbrook Mountain Ridge Trail in Mohonk Preserve/Live Music at Magnanini Winery

Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead

Visit Millbrook Mountain in beautiful Mohonk Preserve. This 7.5ish mile loop hike follows the mountains ridge line to the summit with multiple viewpoints and cliff ledges to walk out on. Elevation gain of about @1,200 ft. This will be a great hike with beautiful views. This is not a beginner hike. You must hike on a regular basis and be somewhat fit to comfortably complete this hike. It is expected that you will be able to keep up with the group at a moderate pace. There is a $15 per person day hiking fee or you can purchase a pass that is good for a year at the parking lot. We will meet at West Trapps Parking Lot.


Trail Route: Millbrook Ridge Trail (Light Blue) to the summit, Millbrook Mountain trail (Red) to Coxing Trail (Light Blue) on the way back down the mountain. Right turn onto Trapps Road which brings you back to the parking lot.

For those who are interested, after the hike we will drive about 20ish minutes to Magnanini Winery. They are known for their delicious food and wine selection. They do not allow outside food. Please look at website for directions and for answers to any additional questions you might have.


Our main goal is for us to have FUN, LAUGH and enjoy a sense of camaraderie. We stay TOGETHER as a group. We hike at a moderate pace. If you have a need for speed this is not the hike for you. We take breaks as needed. We take time to enjoy heavenly views. We will have a sweep to ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, hiking boots with good tread and wear appropriate clothing. Hiking times are approximation only. The duration of hike depends upon the makeup of the hiking group. It is recommended that you be prepared and down load digital trail maps (Avenza, Alltrails always good) on your mobile device or have a paper map handy.

Please pay attention to the comments section and your email for important announcements, event cancellations and/or rescheduling due to weather.

Please be sure of your RSVP as no shows will not be included on future events. Late cancellations may jeopardize your participation on future events. Please cancel at least 48 hours in advance especially if there is a waitlist.

Many organizers invest a lot of time, effort and money into planning these events. Please remember that we are volunteers. We ask that you be courteous and respectful to the organizer and fellow hikers when rsvp’ing to an event.

No dogs allowed.

Please feel free to message us with any questions. Can’t wait to see

By signing up for or attending this event, you certify that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions of the Shawangunk Hikers Liability Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144026/LIABILITY_WAIVER/

You also agree that you have read and understand the Basic Hiking Information page: https://www.meetup.com/Shawangunk-Hikers/pages/19144019/BASIC_HIKING_INFORMATION/

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Come Hike Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks/Enjoy live music at Magnanini Winery

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead parking

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