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Secret Ruin Hike Tour, Woodstock

Woodstock, United States

Experience hosted by Kate

4 hoursHosted in English
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Come with me and my certified guide and enjoy the very special Secret Ruin Hike!
We'll be hiking and under-covering some of the most beautiful secret treasures of Overlook Mountain right in the heart of Woodstock!

We will meet and start our day at the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery to visit the golden shrine room temple. We will then hike a moderate incline up Overlook mountain to the skeletal ruins of the Overlook mountain hotel. The hotel’s remains are close to the summit of Overlook Mountain, which rises 3,140 feet over Woodstock, New York. We will be stepping back in time and walking through the main hall and glancing into side rooms of the former luxury hotel whilst stopping for lunch.

From there we will be hiking to the summit and climbing to the highest point of Overlook mountain - the Fire Tower. You will get to enjoy the 360 degree views, on bright clear days you will be able to see as far as Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Our trail leads us to Eagles Point. Not only is this an awesome outlook for memorable views of the Catskill Mountains but an excellent place to spot Eagles. We will also be showing you the flat rock at Eagles point where lovers and friends would etch their names in stone in the 1800's.

I'll be providing good company and fun conversation! :)
Come with me and my certified guide and enjoy the very special Secret Ruin Hike!
We'll be hiking and under-covering some of the most beautiful secret treasures of Overlook Mountain right in the heart of Woodstock!

We will meet and start our day at the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery to visit the golden shrine room temple. We will then hike a moderate incline up Overlook mountain to the skeletal ruins of the…

Meet your host, Kate

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 13 Reviews
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Hello everyone, My name is Kate and I am the founder of BornWild adventures. I have a passion for unconventional and off the beaten path travel as well as supporting wild animal conservation. I combined the two and created BornWild, 5 years ago. Taking people to unique and interesting places to experience nature and off the beaten path travel - is a passion of mine. All of my adventures are different, unique and exciting. Come and join myself and my certified guide as we hike the amazing Secret Ruins!
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Sat, 22 May
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09:00 - 13:00
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Sun, 23 May
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Fri, 28 May
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Where you'll be

We will be visiting and discovering the following:
- Overlook Mountain's Hotel Ruins
- Hiking the beautiful Overlook Mountain Trail
- Gazing out on Eagles Point Summit
- Eagles Flat Rock
- Climbing the The Fire Tower
- Visiting The Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Tara
April 2021
This hike with John as our lovely guide was the highlight of our vacation! He was very knowledgeable about the locations and provided us with all we needed to hike comfortably. The summit was so beautiful and the ruins were worth the hike. I’m so very happy we chose this adventure today.
This hike with John as our lovely guide was the highlight of our vacation! He was very knowledgeable about the locations and provided us with all we needed to hike comfortably. Th…
Jennifer
April 2021
We had an excellent experience with our guide Alexa who knew a lot of wilderness survival tips and let us take our hike at our own pace. She was great with the kids (ages 8 and 10), and luckily the weather held out for a beautiful afternoon exploring Overlook Mountain.
We had an excellent experience with our guide Alexa who knew a lot of wilderness survival tips and let us take our hike at our own pace. She was great with the kids (ages 8 and 10…
Minsun
March 2021
We went hiking with Alex. There were 3 couples and Alex was well informed. The hike was long, but Alex paced us well that it didn't feel like a hard hike. I loved seeing the Overlook Mountain House ruins and view was beautiful. The path to the overlook wasn't very scenic, but it well groomed hiking path. I recommend this hike to meet new friends and also hear interesting stories.
We went hiking with Alex. There were 3 couples and Alex was well informed. The hike was long, but Alex paced us well that it didn't feel like a hard hike. I loved seeing the Overlo…
Thomas
March 2021
Kate's hiking experience was excellent! I could never have managed the same hike/experience without her guide. Pre-hike there was plenty of clear and informative communication to make sure we were ready and knew were to go/be safe on our hike. The day of, our guide, Alex, very helpfully sent coordinates to where to meet her which was a big help. On the hike Alex made sure we were all good before we started - during the hike she shared all types of cool and fun info about the nature of the area, hiking, and of course the mountain and ruins (and safety!) The mountain too was beautiful and there are plenty of exploration and photo opportunities. The other hikers were so pleasant and friendly (we were all friends at the end!) this was a great experience hands down that I would surely do again and can't recommend enough!
Kate's hiking experience was excellent! I could never have managed the same hike/experience without her guide. Pre-hike there was plenty of clear and informative communication to m…
Lindsay
October 2020
This was an amazing experience! The view is absolutely gorgeous and the tour guide has so many great hiking stories! 100% would do it again.
Thomas
November 2019
Kate was wonderful to have as our tour guide! She took the time to explain all her knowledge to us and really really expressed her caring nature for us. She is super amazing and I would totally reccomend this hike or any others with Kate! She's great!
Kate was wonderful to have as our tour guide! She took the time to explain all her knowledge to us and really really expressed her caring nature for us. She is super amazing and I…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Layered clothing

Minimum 2 litres of water