At The Scenic Route Guiding Services, we believe that knowledge is one of the most important pieces of gear you will ever have with you on the trail. It is our hope that our guides will not only help you to reach the summit, but provide you with the education and skills you'll need to one day venture out on your own! Research and preparation are as important - and as fun - as the hike itself. Servicing upstate NY, and the surrounding areas, our guides will work with you before the hike to create a plan that suits your needs and abilities, and will prepare you for your perfect adventure.
From uplifting sunset hikes to grueling Ultras, the guides at The Scenic Route are here to help you to achieve your hiking goals. Whether you are looking to complete a hiking challenge, earn a patch, learn some outdoor skills, or just find your way back to a quieter place, we're here for you!
Choose from one of our existing packages or create your own. We are open to your suggestions and we are always up for an adventure. Contact us to get going!
A big day or a small day, spend it with The Scenic Route!
A half day hike is perfect for the beginning hiker, the occasional hiker, or those who just want to get outside for a few hours. These prices include, but are not limited to, sunset hikes, fire tower hikes, some Catskills High Peaks, The Tupper Lake Triad, and The Fulton Chain Trifecta. Prices vary according to mileage/difficulty/season.
These hikes appeal to those who prefer higher mileage hikes or bushwhacks, as well as people working on their 46.
Our ultra guides are NEU 8 finishers, so these hikes are ideal for anyone for anyone looking to crush high miles in under 24 hours, or those interested in testing their limits. This package also takes away the need for costly shuttle services for car spots. In addition, transportation between trail heads included for the SL6, LP9, and other multiple peak hikes.
There is nothing better than unplugging and falling asleep to the sounds of nature. The Scenic Route is ready to accompany you on your camping adventure!
Spend an overnight in a tent or lean to!
Looking for a two night get away? Message us with your ideal location or let us pick for you.
Maybe you'd like to get away for multiple nights. We're always open to your adventure goals!
Pick from one of our offerings, or customize your own!
Basic map and compass skills and application in the field. Dates TBA, but if you have a date or program in mind, feel free to contact us!
Perfect for scout troops who would like to earn a badge, or kids who just want to learn more about their natural world. These programs will be customized to fit your needs. Pricing will be determined according to activity, but as a public school teacher who believes that children need to strengthen their connections the outdoors, every effort will be made to keep the cost as low as possible.
The Wild Woman has a deep love of Nature, A love for the Ancient Mother, though possibly misunderstood, it has always been in her. When she goes into the wilderness, a part of her is Soul is going home. -Shikoba
Our women-only excursions are the perfect way to tap into your “inner wild woman” with other nature loving women! All abilities and experience welcome! Book a date with your closest friends, or join a group and make some new ones.
**The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a reunion with friends, a bachelorette weekend or a mother-daughter day.**
The Scenic Route Guiding Services, LLC has some exciting offerings on the horizon. Be sure to keep an eye on the page this spring for programs you won't want to miss!
For all events, contact The Scenic Route for availability and pricing prior to making payment.