DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

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nature trips

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Good work out and nice views. I’d rate it as moderate-difficult, it’s just feels tiring! I love this hike for an nyc getaway

You can start from sunny side road and follow the red trail which is scenic, passing a campground, and has a bit of a scramble. Right where the red and white intersect is my favorite view point, some dwarf pines, and even a good place to turn around. You could continue on and loop the white trail passing Dozer Junction (an old broken down bulldozer) lambs hill and bald hill.

From the beacon train station you can walk to the southern trail head starting at Pocket road. Heading north on the white trail. (To the right it’s mt beacon) It’s about an hour walk through Main Street, or take a cab. Walking up this route passes a pretty creek and some little waterfalls. You pass a carriage road shortly after the creek and if you were to make a right off the trail end up at a swimming hole.