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 beautiful wild flowers 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
2683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

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7 days ago

So amazing...

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13 days ago

Amazing

15 days ago

Nice views, but be cautious of the loose rocks

18 days ago

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22 days ago

Great trail. The first half is somewhat steep uphill and then it gets a lot easier after the wheel house. Fantastic views from halfway up and again at the top.

24 days ago

Difficult hike, but well worth it.

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27 days ago

Definitely was disappointed with this trail after reading the rave reviews. The waterfall along the yellow trail was awesome, don't get me wrong - but after that it was a good stretch of trekking without anything noteworthy to check out. Pay close attention to the map on AllTrails, real easy to go off-track. Would I do it again? Probably not - would stick to the Fire Tower Trail instead.

1 month ago

Never disappoints! Moderate difficulty, however, hands down the best views. Did the long loop which was supposed to be 8.5 miles but a couple of wrong turns made it a 14 mile affair! Have to admit AllTrails came to the rescue. Remember - red, yellow, blue, white, yellow and red back to the stairs.

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