Mount Beacon

Mount Beacon is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Beacon, New York and is rated as moderate. It is a challenging uphill climb that pays off in spades. Fantastic panoramic views of the Hudson, Newburgh, and Beacon. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

3.5 miles Out & Back 1050 feet
Dog Friendly
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Reagan LeGrand

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike! Spectacular views on the fire tower on the summit! Pretty steep hike would only recommend for experienced hikers.

Laura Texter

1 Completed1 Reviews

I would not consider this trail easy. Very steep, there are even steps at one point to help you. It is nicely mapped out and scenic though.

Stacy P.

The most rewarding view of all the mountains I've climbed with Mohonk right behind. To see the mid Hudson Bridge as far north and then to see the actual New York City skyline was incredible! The history of the trolley cars was amazing as well. My hiking partner Kevin was a child when his father took pictures of those cars that went up the mountain in the 1960s. It's very steep to begin and levels of to another steep climb to the fire tower.
Learning of the casino and dance hall that stood atop the mountain was quite amazing. Sad to hear it was all destroyed by fire!

Dottie Areson

7 Completed7 Reviews

A powerful, quick hike with great payout. Best followed by some drinks in one of beacons fun restaurants or bars! Love this town and this hike

Jonathan Perez

1 Completed1 Reviews

It's was beautiful. A lot of work. But worth it

Jennifer V.

Robert Price

2 Completed2 Reviews

It was a great hike up to the tower. I loved the trail and view at the top.

Daniel Blair

3 Completed1 Reviews

This is a great hike but definitely a steep ascent bring your poles for the way down, I'd rate it more moderate than easy

Jusmine Preepram

1 Completed1 Reviews

Worth it;)

Jim Zack

9 Completed4 Reviews

Great views of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Somewhat steep descent.