Beebe Hill

EASY 48 reviews

Beebe Hill is a 1.7 mile out and back trail located near East Chatham, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

fire tower, great views, easy hike Located near Austerlitz, Beebe Hill rises only 300 feet above the surrounding area. If you climb its fire tower though, you will be rewarded with great views. Begin by walking SW along the gravel road at the end of the pond. You can walk all the way to the top of the hill on this road. Instead though, take the foot trail that begins shortly on the right and which is a much more enjoyable walk. The trail, marked with red discs, passes through a mostly hard wood forest and climbs gradually to the top of the hill. After the sign-in register, you will cross a small creek on a foot bridge. You pass the "Chance of Thunder Lean-Too" and then a small pond (Opal Pond). Soon you are at the top of the hill. If you are not afraid of heights, climb the fire tower and enjoy the magnificient views. The Catskill mountains are clearly visible to the south. Return by the same trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice short hike with a very nice reward at the top. The 360 degree view from the top of the fire tower is worth it. Great short hike for kids.

trail running
17 days ago

28 days ago

There's a great fire tower to climb. Bring bug spray!

1 month ago

Spectacular views from the tower!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike. Not too difficult. The view from the fire tower was beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for limited time. Awesome views!

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Easy 15 minutes up and 15 back just ok if your hitting fire towers other than that kinda a waste with the Catskills around

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for a quick hike and a little exercise. Ferns cover the forest floor, shelter and fire tower at the top. A little hike with a bit of everything.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This is an easy quick hike. Beautiful views from the tower. Trail was flooded in a few spots.

6 months ago

has anyone gotten to this trail using Engel Road?

hiking
7 months ago

Quick, fun. Very icy & muddy on an unseasonable 70 degree February day - spikes would have helped a lot. Still only took around an hour and a half. More wildlife tracks than human, and great views from the tower!

With the snow and ice I did lose the trail a few times in the middle. Keep a good eye. Nothing cool about getting lost on a mile-long trail!

11 months ago

easy, nice, beautiful view:)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Very easy trail. Nice view from fire tower.