Guided Hike: Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd’s Well Trail

Guided Hike: Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd's Well Trail


7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


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Petersburg Pass
Petersburg Pass, Petersburg, NY, NY, 12138

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Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd’s Well Trail
Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Hike Leader: Jeff Strait

This hike is the leader’s favorite after-dinner hike in the summertime. The sun will set at 8:34 pm on this evening, just one day before the summer solstice.  In the hour before sunset, the light filters through the woods at a low angle, intensifying colors. Clouds can turn subtle pink or orange. This hike passes through beautiful woods and offers some spectacular open views looking west and looking east towards Mount Greylock.

Except for a brief, steep uphill at the start of the trail, this 1.5 mile hike is one-way downhill. We will meet at the large parking lot at Petersburg Pass on Route 2 just across the New York State border and shuttle some cars down to our ending point. Then we will hike north from Petersburg Pass along the Taconic Crest Trail and down the Shepherd’s Well Trail. This hike is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced hikers who are confident walkers. We will take a leisurely pace, leaving time to admire the views, and will finish just before dark. Wear sturdy shoes and pack a flashlight or headlamp just in case you need it.

Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Petersburg Pass parking lot.

  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots
  • Bring your own water, snack, and tick repellent
  • Bring a headlamp or flashlight
  • Dress for the weather

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