Dates: August 10 - 12, 2018

State: New York

Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people

Age Range: 18 - 39


Day 1: Heart of the Adirondacks

After leaving the city in the evening, we head north to the picturesque Village of Lake Placid, which has twice been home to the Winter Olympics. Exploring Main Street.

Day 2: Mountain Lakes of the High Peaks

In the early morning, we start our hike heading straight into the heart of the High Peaks. Starting with a gradual ascent towards our first mountain pass, we soon reach an obstacle filled trail squeezed between a narrow lake on one side and steep cliffs towering above us on the other. After passing one more mountain lake, we set up camp for the night.

Day 3: New York's 2nd Highest Peak

On this day, we start heading steeply uphill, quickly getting above treeline and into one of the few alpine zones of our beloved state. The highlight of our Adventure is next as we reach the summit of the 2nd highest point in New York, affording us 360 views of the High Peaks, including Mount Marcy, the highest point in the state. We hike downhill, finish off our route and head back to New York City in the evening.

Backpacking Fitness Adventure Includes:
•1 Night Lodging

•1 Hotel Breakfast
•1 Night Backcountry Camping

ALL Backpacking Meals:

•2 lunches, 1 breakfast & 1 dinner

ALL Necessary Backpacking Equipment:

Backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Sleeping Pillows, Headlamps, Water Filter, Cooking System & Accessories

•Dinner on Day 1 & Day 3 during transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Lake Placid, NY

•Hiking Snacks

•Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Lake Placid, NY in a comfortable passenger van

•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees

•Fuel Expense

Backpacking Fitness Adventure Does Not Include:

•Medical Insurance of Any Kind


The backpacking route we will hike is rated as moderate/hard.

Day 1: 5.6 miles and 1,200 feet elevation gain.

Day 2: 5.5 miles and 2,300 feet elevation gain.

Since we are backpacking, we will each have a backpack weighing 20-25 pounds containing all necessary equipment for the duration of the hike. Participants must be in adequate physical condition to complete this route.

Required Equipment:

Hiking Boots

Pick-Up Location:

Olivier's Trails

159 Monitor Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Booking Your Spot:

Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.

A $150 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, the deposit can be applied to any future tour. The $150 deposit is refunded at the end of the Adventure, upon arrival to New York City on Sunday evening.

Note on Adventure:

The adventure will be postponed if chances of rain are 50% or greater as per The Weather Channel forecast 24 hours prior to tour departure.

Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).

Lake Colden
Lake Placid, NY
Algonquin Peak



"Olivier’s Trails is a truly unique travel experience. Olivier's passion for the outdoors and adventure is reflected in his thoughtfully crafted itineraries. From the local culinary experiences, thrill inducing activities, to details such as timing to catch the sunset at some of the most magnificent peaks in the world, Olivier’s attention to detail and overall preparation is reflected in the day to day of his trips... The 10 day European Alps ski trip Olivier crafted is one I’ll never forget. Highly recommend to those looking to experience the world through the lens of the outdoors."


Chelsea, New York

"Upon my return, I was asked... How was your trip? and my response was... An adventure of a lifetime! Olivier is truly dedicated to what he does and his intense enthusiasm shines through. He had planned an adventure-packed, scenic trip that included everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting and hot spring sunsets in the Pacific Northwest that I will always treasure. Everyday the group trekked through new trails, saw amazing views and caught incredibly picturesque sunrises/sunsets. Olivier is passionate about what he does and you cannot go wrong joining him on his trails!"


Glendale, New York

"Olivier organizes thorough itineraries and takes the hassle of planning, logistics and research away so you just need to fly to your destination and enjoy your time. He'll take you off the beaten path and show you an active vacation in a way you most likely haven't experienced before, all while sharing a ton of knowledge with the group throughout the adventure. Each day is packed with adrenaline-filled activities and after your tour is over, you will surely be coming back for more. Highly recommended!"


Greenpoint, New York

"Olivier provided the most unique and adventurous way to enjoy the beauty Costa Rica has to offer. Rather than going on the typical tourist excursions, we were immersed into the local atmosphere in every way possible. From surfing, to rappelling waterfalls, each and everyday was its own extraordinary adventure.

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience. I truly felt I was living my best life in Costa Rica!



Little Neck, New York

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