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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.

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EB L (37)

1 Completed0 Reviews

I love this hike. I have done it many times and every time I get to the top I appreciate the view tremendously!

The trail is dog friendly... My golden loves it but the trail is pretty busy now a days....

The panoramic view is super and on a clear day you can see past the Tappanzee Bridge maybe to NYC!

Jillian Z. (83)

Great Hike... First mile is challenging but the views are worth it. Made it to the Fire Tower which used to be closed to the public but was able to access it and see past the Tappanzee Bridge and an AMAZING panoramic view.

My girlfriend used to do this trail weekly and hadn't been back in awhile so when she saw it she couldn't believe how busy it was....a very populated trail.

We will return!

Jean-marie Gianni (48)

2 Completed0 Reviews

Cristina P (60)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike! Challenging but views are worth it

Jacob Fomin (91)

5 Completed3 Reviews

It is a beautiful hike. The way up is fairly steep and it definitely gets your heart racing. You could just go to the overlook, but the best views are at the fire tower.

Jose Batista (190)

4 Completed3 Reviews

This was a good challenging trail. It was all uphill which was great in tiring my dog. When at the top, the view is really nice. I definitely recommend this trail.

Patrick Pickerell (101)

1 Completed1 Reviews

great workout. even better views

Brett Bergeron (589)

15 Completed15 Reviews

E M (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a nice spot to go hiking, there were a few places where you had to be careful because there were huge patches of ice. Be sure to bring some water and a hood or hat when you reach the top and if you have one on hand, take a ski mask with you as well. It WILL come in handy. It's also suggested that you take the red trail markers. Those will most defiantly take you to the top but be careful, sometimes the snow hides the ice.

Alex B (252)

11 Completed11 Reviews

A quick and easy, but slightly strenuous ascent up a service road to an old factory building and radio tower. Good views of the city of Beacon, Hudson River and Catskills in the distance. Alternate trails go to reservoir (I've been), fire tower (have not been) and casino ruins (have not been).

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