Tag Archives: New York Hiking

Hiking The 2.8 Mile Breakneck Ridge Loop in New York

by Krysti Sabins Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s time to take on some heartier trails! For those of you located in the New York metro area, Breakneck Ridge is probably the MOST accessible, popular, and EPIC hike available to you! For those without automobiles, Breakneck has its own train stop on weekends via Metro-North – how convenient! This ... Read More »

[Video] Hiking Up Bonticou Crag in Mohonk Preserve, NY

by Krysti Sabins Lookin’ for a hearty helpin’ of rock scramble?  Here you have it!  During this hike in Mohonk Preserve outside of New Paltz, NY, we venture up the giant talus fragments of Bonticou Crag. The hike begins at the Spring Farm trailhead off Upper 27 Knolls Road.  This is one of the Preserve’s smaller parking lots and fills ... Read More »

Video: Come Explore Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills, NY

by Krysti Sabins During this autumnal sojourn, we venture into Kaaterskill Clove and up to its famous dual-cascading waterfall!  While only 1-mile roundtrip, this is a short but excellent hike for natural beauty and history. You can extend the walk to over 1.5 miles if you decide to hike both the trails to the top and bottom of the falls. ... Read More »

Dave Holden

Dave Holden is the owner of Pathfinder Guided Hikes and Tours, and a New York State DEC Licensed Hiking Guide. Dave has many years of experience hiking in and around Woodstock, New York. He can show hikers places they would miss on their own. Dave started in the guide business at the ripe old age of 5, in Maine where ... Read More »

Rock City Park Olean New York

Rock City Park Olean New York is an amazing find.  Located in the Allegheny Mountains at about 2,350 feet, it contains giant quartz conglomerate rocks that were created at the bottom of a prehistoric sea and tumbled about by erosion of the shale underneath it.  This is a private park, not state owned, so there is a charge for admission ... Read More »