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Catskills Hiking and Photo Adventure

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 208 reviews.Palenville, United States

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Experience hosted by Brian

4 hours
Includes food, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Scenic Ride to Locations of Hiking Spots (not a guided hike)

Guests will meet host either near entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where summer is in full swing! With flowing waterfalls, lush green valleys, and evergreen-topped mountain summits - there's an adventure waiting. After meeting, we will head to the specified trailhead and begin a guided hike through the landscape, stopping for occasional breaks, snacks and moments of admiration.


Longer Hike Options (add'l fee):
-Mountain Summit and Valley Ledges
-Mountain Summit to Plane Crash
-Abandoned Mansion, Fire Tower and Ledges

If you would like to visit multiple spots, please message host.

Throughout the hike, I will shoot candid and instagram-worthy stills during your hike , which I will AirDrop (if you have an iPhone) or email within 2 weeks (Android).

Weather permitting, we will also fly the drone up to 350 feet above the hike to get an 'aerial tour' and pictures/video of both the landscape and yourselves as a keepsake from the trip.

Please inquire about bachelor/bachelorette parties, proposals/engagements, elopements, anniversaries, birthdays and large groups. Please inquire about edited video if you would like a special keepsake!

If you are active duty or a veteran, firefighter, teacher, essential worker, healthcare worker or medical first responder, please inquire about a small discount.
Scenic Ride to Locations of Hiking Spots (not a guided hike)

Guests will meet host either near entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where summer is in full swing! With flowing waterfalls, lush green valleys, and evergreen-topped mountain summits - there's an adventure waiting. After meeting, we will head to the specified trailhead and begin a guided hike through the landscape, stopping for occasional breaks, snacks and moments of admiration.


Longer Hike Options (add'l fee):
-Mountain Summit and Valley Ledges
-Mountain Summit to Plane Crash
-Abandoned Mansion, Fi…

Brian's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Trail Mix, Fruit, Beef Jerky, Grain Bars, Cheese & Crackers
  • Transportation
    Round trip transportation (if needed) from train to hiking. Please add $20...
  • Equipment
    Sony Camera (available to guests to use if you’d like)
    First Aid Kit<b...
From $80
/ person
Fri, Aug 28
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Sat, Aug 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Sun, Aug 30
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Brian

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 208 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and raised in Florida, graduated from FSU in 2016, and moved upstate in 2016. Since then I have rekindled a love for hiking by getting to know the Catskills region. I later quit my corporate day job after launching an adventure-themed instagram which led to this tour. I’ve helped helped many others escape the city, immerse in nature, and capture incredible photos in the Catskills.

I am a New York State Licensed Hiking Guide (Badge #8246) and have guided everyone from first time hikers to Himalayan summiters through an incredible experience in all four of New York’s vivid seasons.

I am also an semi-pro with an iPhone, my drone, and handheld video camera, and will capture amazing shots and video for you throughout the experience - from candids to posed to ‘basic’ - I got you.
I was born and raised in Florida, graduated from FSU in 2016, and moved upstate in 2016. Since then I have rekindled a love for hiking by getting to know the Catskills region. I later quit my corporate day job after launching an adventure-themed instagram which led to this tour. I’ve helped helped many others escape the city, immerse in nature, and capture incredible photos in the Catskills.

I am a New York State Licensed Hiking Guide (Badge #8246) and have guided everyone from firs…
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Where you'll be

We will be spending time in the Catskill State Park in New York, which is a historic and wonderful place that many forget about when thinking of New York. A scenic drive will take you through to a hike to an iconic spots, where I will show you some of my favorite photo locations to get that perfect shot.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 208 reviews.

Barb
March 2020
Anyone looking for a beautiful hike, and talk and learn from someone who is knowledgeable, safe, and genuinely passionate about what he does and the environment Hike with Brian. He is a great host!!! I’m not a great joker and I always felt safe and encouraged by Brian!!
Anyone looking for a beautiful hike, and talk and learn from someone who is knowledgeable, safe, and genuinely passionate about what he does and the environment Hike with Brian. He…
Carlamarie
March 2020
Wow this experience is great! You get to see wonderful views and actually know some facts along the way but the hike is so worth it! The best part is that you can enjoy nature without worrying about capturing the moment, Brian will take care of that capturing great photos along the way.
Wow this experience is great! You get to see wonderful views and actually know some facts along the way but the hike is so worth it! The best part is that you can enjoy nature with…
Jenny
March 2020
Had a great time! He was very friendly and knew the best spots to take us on the hike. Cool drone pictures (and normal pics) were a plus! Memorable experience
Coco
March 2020
Brian really made the most of our time while hiking! So many awesome pics & very knowledgeable guy. He really wants everyone to have a great time! Would definitely recommend especially if you don’t know the area well!
Courtney
February 2020
Hiking's a passion, but ive always gone solo. This was my first hiking guide experience & Brian set the bar high! Highly recommend to all skill levels! Awesome experience! Awesome host! Awesome pics!
Arien
February 2020
Brian was so much fun! Our 10 year old daughter instantly felt at ease with him and we had a blast. We learned about the area and had a great workout. Brian loaned his extra rope and gear to several people along the way who didn’t have a pro with them. We watched as people slipped and slid without proper equipment. We counted ourselves lucky to have Brian. He sent up the drone as we had a clear crisp day and the views were breathtaking. Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy the moment because you’re looking through your camera lens. Brian take the pics for you! Without you even knowing sometimes. We would most definitely recommend his tour to our hardest to impress friends. Thanks Brian for giving us a great memory!
Brian was so much fun! Our 10 year old daughter instantly felt at ease with him and we had a blast. We learned about the area and had a great workout. Brian loaned his extra rope a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

-I am a NYS DEC Licensed hiking guide - CPR, AED, First Aid, Water Safety Certified.

What to bring

Sturdy, closed toed shoes with ample traction

Backpack