Looking for a great trail near Beacon, New York? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hudson Highlands State Park or Bear Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Beacon Park or Athletic Field. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Beacon ranging from 2.6 to 7.1 miles and from 206 to 1,604 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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What an amazing tail with other little trails connected. Great scenery, people are friendly and have dogs on leashes. Over the top view of the water and city. Abandoned factory you can walk into and around. Pretty waterfall. This is a trail you can do over and over and never get sick of! Loved it....

trail running
27 days ago

Great for an easy trail run! Was muddy but wouldn’t expect anything different on a 43 degree day end of Feb. Our dogs had a blast and I appreciated all the other well-mannered dog owners and pups we passed. All were on leash. Will definitely do this one again in the summer.

Great views, challenging 1st 3 loops, amazing views, lots scramble, not for fainting hearts,lots people. But with great rewards..

1 month ago

I finished the full trail on February 16. I did not wear spikes, so the ice and snow on the trail were incredibly difficult. This is a difficult trail during good weather. It is beyond frustrating during bad weather, but I refused to quit. Coming from Texas, I had to complete it. And yes, I’m buying spikes next time!

I do like this trail. It’s gets way too crowded for my liking during peak season but I enjoyed myself in February with a few other hikers that enjoy some peace and quiet.

Decided to check out Breakneck Ridge since it’s still open. The initial climb was very icy in spots, but still manageable. Choose your route carefully. It might also be best to have someone with you, just to be on the safer side. I went on my own.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike but lost the trail markers after awhile. Came to an area of all boulders and could not determine where the trail went, up or around. Can only imagine the view from the top is gorgeous! Would def hike again!

1 month ago

Love love to train here.

1 month ago

The snow and patches of ice made the beginning of the trail challenging but also awesome. Having a pair of micro spikes definitely came in handy. Stumbling across four deer at the end was a wonderful surprise as the sun was setting.

Great route with superb views. Not that the route has been updated to be clearer at the point where you leave the blazed trails.

Couple of detours necessary on Undercliff because of ice

Happy New Year!!!

Really perfect little afternoon trail. The initial ascent does get the heart rate going right away and the scramble at Lamb’s Hill can be intimidating, but the views are worth it and the woods and streams are gorgeous. No ice or snow just yet so it’s still a good time to go in just your sneakers or hiking boots.

Ended the year right!!

Never seen it so busy in December!

will make you sweat!! lots of ice when I went. the fire tower was super cool.

Did this loop from the 9D lot instead of Pocket Rd.

I did this hike Dec 23rd. I took the white trail up . I made the mistake of carrying extra pack weight as I am training for Washington. Most of the rock scrambles on the way up had ice on them. Some of the ice wasn’t even visible . Picking which way to climb up was a struggle . I would often start up a rock then have to slide down and go another way due to slipping on ice . I am a avid hiker . This is a great trail . All trails has been rating trails as hard that are not actually hard though. It made me underestimate the scramble on this path. Use caution taking this trail in the winter and use a hiking buddy for help . I was solo and didn’t have anybody to spot me in case of a slip. I did bail out earlier than I was wanting to due to fear of more ice ahead of me. I want to try it again in the spring . The views are stunning.

Essentially no ice; great

Bit of ice, but still easily avoidable

Definitely worth the crazy hike on the white trail. I climbed on Nov 11th when the fall trees were nearing its end (but still glorious). So I definitely recommend going for the hike MUCH sooner when the peak of fall can be experienced. Not for the faint-hearted so make sure you wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hiking sticks would have also been a game-changer when descending the trail. All the leaves were gorgeous on the ground but didn’t make the climb down any easier. All in all, definitely worth the hike!

Survey crew at trailhead. Are they actually going to start work soon???

Great as ever

3 months ago


A little bit of ice, but easily avoided

Fun hike. Fairly steep incline. Great cardio workout. Windy up at fire tower but great views. Want to try and take the yellow trail next time and do the loop since I’ve done the fire tower twice. As previously mentioned in another review, watch the red markers coming down. Easy to go off trail.

Loved this hike!! First time I've used the Fishkill Ridge trailhead and I wasn't disappointed..went on an early Saturday morning and had the trail all to myself. Will definitely return to this trail

A welcome change of pace from the usual Mt. Beacon trail, which is over-used and always crowded. Hiked on a December weekend and only ran into other people at the summit. The trail does make up for it in length though, so only hike when you have 3-4 hours to spare.

The unmarked woods trail at 1.3 miles is a little hard to spot. The blue trail will turn right and immediately pass a stone wall. You can now turn left onto the woods trail which follows the eastern side of the stone wall.

If you want an extra challenge and don't mind a little rock scrambling, take the loop counter-clockwise and use the White trail on the final approach for South Beacon. This will lead you to a rewarding viewpoint 10 minutes before you reach the summit.

As everyone else says, the first bit is intense! Wear good boots and be ready to use your hands. A lot.

No one else on the trail on a chilly November afternoon.

We tried to take the first trail to the left about a mile up to get back to the road. Could not find the trail, even though the app says we crossed it two times!

A great day out.

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