Bear Mountain

The 1000 steps hike








1 day (4 miles)

Meeting location

Meet us at 395 Fort Washington Avenue, 1 block away from 175st subway station

You will hike with a non-judgmental, fun group of like-minded women. Bear Mountain hike is a moderate 4-mile hike with stunning views. You don't need to be an experienced hiker but you have to be in good enough shape to walk for 3 hours in pretty rough terrain, carrying your small backpack.

Escape trips are always a mix of deep and light conversations, a feel good experience and the opportunity to meet other wonderful women while exercising in Nature

What we will do: Our journey begins at the historic and beautiful Bear Mountain Inn. Built in 1915 upon a plateau overlooking the shores of Hessian Lake, it’s a national treasure made of local stone and timber. We will start our ascent of Bear Mountain, a pretty rough 1.5 miles climb, enjoying the calm of the forest. It is a healthy challenge and we will stop as more as needed along the way.At the top we will admire the gorgeous Hudson River valley and spectacular mountain views... the perfect spot for a picnic. -If it is too cold we will have our picnic at the lodge on the way back-.

We will talk, laugh pause and reflect on 2020. We will have time to chat and relax before starting our descent, using a section of the legendary Appalachian Trail.

Back at the cozy Bear Mountain lodge we will have some well deserved warm (or cold) drinks (not included) before going back to the car!

This Escape is a 7-person adventure (6 clients and 1 female guide).


  • Expert guide
  • Park permits
  • Transportation


  • Warm and comfortable clothing, this is a WINTER hike
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Warm and waterproof jacket as ski jacket
  • Warm pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Wool socks
  • Hiking boots or running shoes


  • Your picnic: we recommend a sandwich, fruits, chips...
  • Ample snacks such as dry fruits, trail mix, energy bars, fruits
  • At least 2 liters of water in a sturdy water bottle such as a Nalgene
  • A backpack big enough to carry water and food
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
What if I want to cancel my trip after I booked it?
Here is our cancellation policy: Refunds for the value can be given with at least forty (40) days notice. A full trip credit will be given for cancellations at least twenty-five (25) days from the date of departure. Trip credit will be given on a coupon code form to be used for your next Escape. No refunds or trip credits will be issued less than twenty-five (25) days before the departure. Weather conditions: light rain or merely a forecast of adverse weather will not affect the schedule. If a trip is rescheduled due to major weather conditions, we will notify you a minimum of twelve (12) hours before the trip. If your trip is canceled due to weather, trail, or river conditions, you will receive a full credit for a future trip, or you may transfer to the next available date for the event.

The All-Included Gear Option

Select the "all gear included" option and the following items will be waiting for you the day of departure:

tent, sleeping bag, backpack, headlamp, sleeping bag liner, inflatable sleeping pad, hiking poles, individual first aid kit, rain protection, camping pillow.

Thank you for your booking!

We will send you an email shortly with some follow-up questions to ensure that you have the best experience possible.