New Paltz Millbrook Ridge Trail

Call us at (845)668-2030 to book a course or email us at [email protected] for more information.


1 day (8:30am- 4:30pm)

Meeting Location

EMS Climbing School
3124 Route 44 & 55
Gardiner, NY 12525
GPS: 41.727255,-74.194582




Please see private lessons for more information.


Lodging is not included in course fee. Students will be responsible for their own accommodations. Click here for area lodging.

Gear List

All technical climbing equipment will be provided. Click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Millbrook Ridge Trail Hike


Hike along one of the most prominent ridge lines in the Shawangunk Mountains. The Millbrook Ridge Trail follows several cliff lines, and overlooks the Hudson Valley. We’ll hike until we reach Millbrook Mountain (2.5 miles) or Gertrude’s Nose (4 miles), which are both two amazing cliffs with stunning views. From here, we’ll turn back and follow a different trail back to the car (4 – 4.5 miles).

IMPORTANT: 1) Weather and conditions may inhibit us from completing certain objectives outlined in this course. Please be open to a flexible schedule. 2) Groups classes require a minimum enrollment of three people. If you are booking alone for a group class your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. Group classes are perfect for those with flexible schedules. Any class can be booked privately any day of the week. Private reservations are guaranteed to run. For information about private reservations please call 845-668-2030.


Groups meet promptly at 8:30am at the Eastern Mountain Sports in New Paltz, NY. Click here for directions. In the morning you will meet your guide, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with equipment for the day. Once everyone is outfitted groups will drive a few minutes up the road to the Millbrook Ridge Trailhead. Approximate hiking time is 6 hours round trip. Hiking time may vary depending on weather, trail conditions and overall pace of the group. The day will end 4:30pm at the latest back at EMS.

Included/ Not Included

Hikers are required to provide their own backpacks, winter clothing layers, and waterproof boots. EMS will provide equipment including micro spikes, trekking poles, and snowshoes (if necessary). Climbers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own lunches and snacks for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing. Meals, lodging and transportation are NOT included.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 14 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Within 14 days of the start date courses can not be refunded, but changes to reservations may be granted up until 7 days of the start date. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 845-668-2030. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.