Mount Beacon Trail

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

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2283 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

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8 days ago

it's a well balanced hike with less crowd than neighbouring Breakneck Ridge.

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Did this loop backwards intentionally. Started heading north and then looped back south to reach the fire tower and casino ruins.

This was an 8 mile hike.

The waterfall was a sight first thing in the morning. The panorama shot looking south toward the fire tower was a heck of a vista as well.

The fire tower and the casino ruins themselves were a bit unremarkable if I’m being honest.

The crowds of day-trippers roaming around the Beacon overlook made me feel out of place after spending the previous 7 hours immersed in nature.

Call me a purist, but it was too much juxtaposition for me.

Anyways, I recommend 7 out of 10.

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Beautiful season

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