Mt. Beacon Fire ~Tower Hike ~ SUNRISE. A fast pace all the way to the tower so we make the sunrise and can get to work after. Not good for a first time hiker .
Hiking Poles are helpful. Microspikes are likely necessary.
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. From there we continue to the Firetower.
Distance: 4 miles round trip
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 morning we will see the NYC skyline lights 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).
We leave right at 5:45 AM. Don't be late we will not wait.
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