Mount Beacon Trail

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Mount Beacon Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.5 miles 1558 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

2 days ago

excellent guide

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6 days 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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1 month 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
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Hard for a newbie like me, but great views.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

love it!

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1 month ago

Always a nice hike! Gets the blood pumpin! I had a great hiking partner!

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2 months ago

Amazing trail! Follow the red markers up. You will reach a point where you stop seeing red markers but just follow the trail up and you will reach the top and see amazing views. Some steep rocky parts but worth it to see the view.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail it was very steep but it was non stop excitement.

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike with splendid views of the Hudson River.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Pretty steep and rocky ascent on the red trail. some unmarked trails can be confusing too. Two sweeping views in this trail (old train station and fire tower) are the most visited. it can be crowded during weekends. This trails offers a great 360 view of the Hudson from the south to the north, the bridges, the small town of beacon and really great green vegetation of mount beacon. Careful when climbing up the fire tower esp when it's too windy.