Mount Beacon Trail

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Mount Beacon Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.5 miles 2725 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

hiking
14 days ago

Very tough hike especially with the snow and ice on the trail. There were lots of beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it, will do again!

1 month ago

Awesome Hike with some pretty cool veiws. I was actually pretty surprised with how tough this hike was.

hiking
1 month ago

Good, challenging hike for beginner-intermediate hikers. The Fire Tower view was amazing.

1 month ago

Yellow trail is where it's at...like seriously, amazing trail that has seriously awesome boulders, climbs, tiny trails, summits, a cool adventure. But also it's like a choose your own adventure - although it's clearly marked it's not exactly linear so it's easy to get lost if you're not following along someone else's guided path. I even hit a yellow dead end at one point. Decent views tho all around.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a LOT harder than a moderate hike and definitely MORE than 9 miles, NOT 5.5. First time AllTrails steered me wrong.
Still, despite the misleading listing on this website, the hike still turned out to be pretty amazing. Lots of overlooks to make the strenuous hike worth it.

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2 months ago

excellent guide

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2 months ago

Interesting day! There were a LOT of people hiking that day (the lot was full and so was the street) and I got discouraged because I really prefer a quiet hike... Lots of trash and graffiti (?!) on the trail too.... I sought to do the loop in hopes of being on the trail with fewer people. DO NOT follow the loop on AllTrails. There is a way to make a loop which includes lambs hill and is a much longer route with the blue trail (get a map at the trail head). This site's loop includes an unmarked old trail which goes along a riverbed. There are good reasons to shut a trail down or reroute and it damages wildlife to mess with that
That said, the loop I did took me on the white trail where I saw a lovely waterfall or two.
The stairs make you feel like you're cheating.... The hike really starts .6 mi in.
Don't stop at N Beacon, the fire tower is not hard to get to from there and the views are MUCH better. Like, gorgeous.
Not terribly challenging and the casino trail is easy to follow. Good for new-intermediate hikers!

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3 months ago

Lots of loose rocks made the hike a little more difficult for my newbie family, but it was all worth it once we reached the spectacular views.

hiking
3 months ago

A great workout on the way up with great views up top. The way back down provides some recovery (aka cool down) time.

3 months ago

Hard for a newbie like me, but great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty intense at times ... Great work out !! In the end... The views make it all worth while !

3 months ago

love it!

4 months ago