Meade & Beckman Mountain

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Meade & Beckman Mountain is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, New York that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this with my niece, her husband, and their two kids, aged 8 and 7 years old. The trail is short, but steadily steep to the summit of Meade Mountain. Maybe too steep for younger children and/or those not in decent physical shape. There are three viewpoints, each with approximately a 180-degree field of view. Meade affords views to the northwest to include Hadley, Crane, and Gore mountains. The main Beckman viewpoint looks towards Loon Lake, and the secondary Beckman viewpoint looks towards the northeast and features views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain. As of this date, there is a resident grouse on the summit of Meade Mountain. S/he is not shy and will follow you as you walk around the summit area. This hike is part of the Chester Challenge: https://www.townofchesterny.org/chester-challenge.html

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2 months ago

This was nice hike that had a steep section where you needed microspikes to get up the trail. There was a nice view of Gore from Meade Mountain summit. The trail was a mix of rotten snow, mud, and ice.

8 months ago

Arrived ready for a nice fall hike and the trail and parking lot were closed. Bummer! Went to Severance Mountain instead, 10-15 minutes away which was pretty equivalent in distance and difficulty.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017