Top Adventures in Beacon

  • Explore Long Dock and Dennings Point Parks

    Long Dock and Dennings Point are two of the most popular parks in Beacon, that just so happen to be connected by a train track turned trail. Plenty of parking is available at Long Dock, and its a perfect spot to picnic, launch your kayak into the ...

  • Hike the Scofield Ridge Loop

    There are some great view points along this route.  Start from the Mount Beacon Park trailhead parking area.  This leads to the Casino Trail (red markers).  The trail climbs steeply to some old ruins of a casino.  Most of what remains is only the ...

    7.5 miles 1850 ft gain

  • Backpack to Malouf's Mountain Sunset Camp on Mt. Beacon

    Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.5 miles to the trail heads, alternatively if you choose to stay the night at Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campgro...

    12 miles 1653 ft gain

  • Hike to the Mt. Beacon Fire Tower

    Mount Beacon is a very popular trail along the Hudson River, and for good reason. It offers a good workout, fantastic views for both sunrise and sunset (and of course the time in between), a recently rebuilt fire tower, and all with incredibly eas...

    4 miles 1561 ft gain

  • Hike Fishkill Ridge

    Fishkill Ridge is a strenuous but rewarding hike, and one of the less known areas in the Hudson Valley. The parking area is at the very end of Sunnyside Road in Beacon, along with the information board at the trailhead. The red trail leaves the lo...

  • Hike the Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

    This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D.  There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars.  The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.  It is well maintained and plenty of markers to guide you...

    8.25 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

    Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park, along with Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, and Mt Beacon. Though the views are just as impressive as its sister trails, it is never as crowded and it's one of my favorite spots in all the ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop

    The Breakneck Ridge to Sugar Loaf Loop gives rise to various bypasses that offer hikers moderate to advanced terrain and multiple rock scrambles. The loop entails a total elevation gain of 1,670 feet and a total distance of 5.5 miles.The start of ...

    4 miles 1670 ft gain

  • Hike Breakneck Ridge

    This short but steep loop hike in Hudson Highlands State Park offers multiple panoramic views of the Hudson River along the way. Please note that only experienced hikers should attempt this route – although the hike seems short, the elevation gain...

    6 miles 1442 ft gain

  • Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

    This is a difficult loop hike that has several different starting points.  I chose to start at the Washburn Trail Head, which is the lowest starting point you can select.  Nearly on the Hudson River, the trail ascends immediately along a well main...

    7.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill)

    Mt. Taurus (or Bull Hill) is a short, family and dog friendly, hike just outside the town of Cold Spring, easily accessible by car or taking the train into town. It snakes along the edge of an old quarry that is just now being retaken by nature an...

  • Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

    This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail.  Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.  The Cornish Trail is on the left and there is an obvious sign at the trail split a few feet from the parking ...

    8 miles 1500 ft gain

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