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A GREAT hike for the kids!

Mount Beacon is a trail that is clearly marked, moderate in climbing and easy to get to. The views... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
Newburgh, New York
Decent Free Hiking

I've found a few trails on Beacon Mountain where you can strip down and enjoy nature in the buff... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2014
New York
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14 Oct 2018
“Fun hike with stunning views and insane locals.”
6 Jul 2017
“Hard Hike”
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This was my second time hiking this mountain. It’s fairly steep hike in the beginning, but you will get rewarded with some amazing views, especially if you will make to the top of the fire watch tower. I would rate it 5 stars, but I’m...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

If you like hikes and great views this is a good one. It was rated 5.7 out of 10 and now I know why. The view was the only good part. The path to the tower is a steep rocky trek. We knew we were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We climbed to the top of Mount Beacon in Fishkill yesterday, a round trip hike of about four miles, with excellent views, and easy to moderate hiking. Mt. Beacon is the Highest Peak in the Hudson Highlands. We passed the old casino ruins, incline railway...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to spent a nice day in the outdoors without spending a dime then this is the place to go. Ample parking(free). Several trails to the top and the views can not be beat. You can see West Point and in the distance...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank shifterdan
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I recently hiked mount beacon with my sister in law . I thought after doing a bit of mountain hiking this would be a piece of cake comparable to overlook mountain in Woodstock . The parking lot is easy to find a few blocks from...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Crackertoe
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Mount Beacon is a trail that is clearly marked, moderate in climbing and easy to get to. The views are great so bring a snack and relax at the top for awhile. A nice way to start a Sunday morning in the Spring and Fall!

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Mssftnss
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

It was a good home and it could be done on many different levels. You can take your time and go slowly making stops after every hill. Or you can get your running gear on and try to run all the way to the top....More

2  Thank Seabass305
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Mount Beacon offers tremendous views of the Hudson Valley for those who can brave the steep incline of the casino trail. Don't be daunted ! This climb may be challenging for novice hikers, but before long (about 1 hour reasonable pace with stops) you'll be...More

Date of experience: January 2014
4  Thank L_G897
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I've found a few trails on Beacon Mountain where you can strip down and enjoy nature in the buff. You will need to look for unmarked trails and keep an eye out for other hikers as the attraction can draw a decent crowd on a...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank NomadGeekNudie
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Joyce F
16 August 2017|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
Well, a helicopter ride would be one way -- if you can afford it. There are mountain bike trails if you can ride a bike -- ATVs are prohibited. Here's an enthusiast's account of the biking trails, some very easy, although... More
27 March 2017|
Response from shifterdan | Reviewed this property |
Mount beacon is opened seven days a week. As the weather gets better and better the parking becomes a little harder to find at the base especially on the weekends. Enjoy!!!