Mt. Beacon to Fire Tower and Monument - 5 miles

Mike Clancy  [masked]                        

Microspikes are suggested.  Previous snow  is trampled down so snowshoes are not be necessary.  Poles can be helpful.

We will hike to the fire tower and then over to North Mt. Beacon near the antennas and the stone monument for additional views.  5 miles. 

The First 0.8 miles of this hike is hard, and very steep with 1000ft. elevation gain. Mount Beacon is the second highest point in the Hudson Highlands. Depending on the map, it may be called Mount Beacon or Beacon Mountain. The mountain consists of two peaks. The northern peak is 1531ft and has a series of radio antennas on its summit. The higher southern peak is 1610ft and has a lookout tower on its summit.
On a clear day we should see the NYC skyline from the summit as well as views of the Highlands including Storm King, Breakneck Ridge, and little Sugarloaf.

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  • Barbara

    Cold but bearable, beautiful day for a hike!!

    February 12

  • Mike C.

    It was very cold but really sunny! Only 2 degrees at the start. The only noticeable wind was at the tower. That was bitter cold but not a problem with layers. Overall, a very good hike!!

    1 · February 12

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