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Mount Beacon South Summit

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Length


2.5 Miles 4.1 Kilometers


1,028' 313 m

Ascent

-1,027' -313 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

1,213' 370 m

High

214' 65 m

Low

Shared By Brian Monetti

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1000' elevation gain over 1 mile with great views of the Hudson Valley at the top

Brian Monetti

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

A relatively steep short hike. The views from the top can't be beat, and the broken remains of the railroad buildings shouldn't be missed. The trail can be pretty eroded in some sections, so watch your footing.

Description

Start at the Mount Beacon pullout, next to the General Store. From the obvious trailhead, hike uphill on the well-defined trail. Take the metal stairs alongside the broken-down railroad, and follow the red trail markers through the switchbacks to the south summit.

At the top of the trail are the remains of the old casino and hotel, and the remains of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway. Great views of the Hudson Valley.

History & Background

You can learn about the hotel, casino, and railway here.

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Aug 2, 2018
Jen Dopazo
Apr 28, 2018
Matthew C
Apr 14, 2018
James Carrico
Nov 24, 2017
Nick Michelli
Oct 8, 2017
Meera Jessa
Aug 27, 2017
Patty Horan Cartelli
Aug 19, 2017
Nancy R
Rough ascent. Worth the effort for the amazing view. 2.5mi
Mar 15, 2015
Brian Monetti
Snow pack on the trail. Happy to have ski poles, especially for descent. 2.6mi

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  3.2 from 6 votes

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#81

in New York

#3,403

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Nice view at the top, but the hike itself is basically a steep forest road without much interest. This one definitely gets filed under those hikes that have a good payoff but suck while you're getting there. Apr 22, 2015

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