Trips

Upcoming Trips

You can register in the front office of the Student Recreation Center or over the phone at 973-655-3340. Tickets can be purchased in the Student Recreation Center Office Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm or Saturday 11am - 5pm.

Hike – High Mountain Loop
Date: August 1

Time: 10:00am

Meeting Place: Student Recreation Center Lobby

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: An easy to moderate hike up High Mountain in Wayne. A 4 mile loop offering panoramic vistas of surrounding towns, and views of NYC and the ocean on a clear day; the highest mountain with an ocean view south of Maine on the east coast.
What to Bring: water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (sneakers OK; NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Whitewater Rafting – Delaware River
Date: September 13 Time: 9:00am Cost: FREE
Details: This is an easy to moderate white-water rafting trip down the upper-Delaware river, near Jim Thorpe, PA. On river time is roughly 4 to 5 hours. Travel time is approx. 1.5 to 2 hours.
What to Bring: water, lunch, water shoes (or old sneakers, no flip-flops), sunscreen, hats (optional but recommended)
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water, poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Hike – Bearfort Mountain Loop
Date: September 20

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: A moderate to strenuous 4.1 mile hike along the NJ-NY state line; some steep inclines and rock scrambles lead to stunning views of Greenwood Lake and NYC on a clear day; hike also stops along Surprise Lake and covers a short section of the Appalachian Trail.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Horseback Riding
Date: September 21

Time: 10:00am

Meeting Place: Student Recreation Center Lobby

Cost: Students - $10;
Faculty/Staff/Guest/Community - $30

Details: A steady, 1.5 hour trail ride on horseback through southern New York. 
What to Bring: Water, lunch, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury by horse including sprains, lacerations, abrasions, and fractures

 

Canoeing – Passaic River
Date: September 27

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: A leisurely paddle down the Passaic river, at a relaxed pace.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water, poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Trail Biking – Paulinskill Valley Trail
Date: October 4 Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: An easy to moderate biking trip on the Paulinskill Valley Trail, located in beautiful Sussex County. The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a converted railroad line, which means the path has steady, easy climbs with little change in elevation.
What to Bring: Water, and lunch
Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury including sprains, lacerations, abrasions, and fractures

 

Whitewater Rafting – Lehigh River
Date: October 11

Time: 11:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: Moderate to advanced level white water rafting on the Lehigh River. A hotdog BBQ provided after, free of charge. Half- or full wetsuits can be rented from the organization. Half is $6, full is $12, jacket is $4.
What to Bring: Layered clothing (nylon/synthetics, NO cotton), lunch and water, money for wetsuit, homework for the ride to and from
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water, poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Overnight Camping Trip – Stokes State Forest
Date: October 25

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: Overnight camping trip to Stokes State Park. Camping can take place in tents or in cabins. Event will begin with a 3mile hike, downhill. We will then prepare dinner, including healthy grilled vegetables, followed by smores, and an open fire. Return to Montclair on Sunday, October 26th.
What to Bring: sturdy shoes, bedding (tent optional); and empty water bottles. NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED.
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Breakneck Ridge Hike
Date: November 1

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: A challenging hike up steep inclines and over rock scrambles at Breakneck Ridge gives spectacular views of the Hudson River valley.
What to Bring: water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather), sturdy shoes (NOT sneakers or flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: November 22

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: Organized trip to an indoor rock gym
What to Bring: sneakers/climbing shoes, water, lunch
Potential Hazards: injuries including abrasions, strains/sprains, lacerations and fractures

 

Past Trips

  • Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Cortlandt, NY
    Difficulty: Easy
  • High Point Park, Sussex, NJ
    Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
  • Local River Canoe Trip