Pre BBQ Mount Beacon Hike

Trail info- We will be taking the steps from the Gateway park to the Red trail. The trail is 6 or 7 switchbacks up to the old casino with a very rewarding look out point where you can see sweeping views of the Hudson river and surrounding area.

Distance: 4 miles round trip

Required Gear:

Basic hiking gear.  Hiking poles are helpful.  At least two liters of water. Something to eat.

I recommend long pants due to insects and poison ivy.



The First 0.8 miles of this hike is hard, and very steep with 1000ft. elevation gain.
Mount Beacon is the 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 may see the NYC skyline from the summit as well as views of the town of Beacon and the majority of the Highlands (including Storm King, Breakneck Ridge, and little Sugarloaf), the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskills.

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  • Eric O.

    It's going to be a hot one. Bring your bathing suits and water shoes. If time allows we're taking a swim.

    June 29, 2014

  • Megumi

    If you plan on going to Eric's BBQ afterward, please sign up for that one, too! It's a separate event.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Eric O.

    Good news! I can still walk today!

    June 29, 2014

    • Megumi

      Excellent. You can lead the fast people. I will sweep. ;-)

      June 29, 2014

  • Megumi

    Despite the impressions you may get from the pictures, this is an afternoon hike in June; there will be no snow, and no nightscape. :)

    1 · June 26, 2014

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