Length: 7 miles
Time to Hike: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Location: Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gunks, NY
Directions to trailhead
After over 6 years, we finally returned to the always-enchanting Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Gunks of NY! On this 7-mile out-and-back hike, we gawk at 187-foot Verkeerderkill Falls, plunge into cavernous Ice Caves, and saunter through dwarf pitch pine barrens along the expansive Shawangunk Ridge...need I say more?!
As always when exploring the great and wonderful outdoors, please practice Leave No Trace principles, packing out everything you took in, and respecting both the flora/fauna, as well as fellow hikers ;)
For a look back at my original video featuring this same hike (in 2012!), feel free to watch here.