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Mount Beacon Incline Railway

Mount Beacon Incline Railway
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“fire tower”(5 reviews)
“great hike”(4 reviews)
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Mount Beacon Park, located in the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill, was created by Scenic Hudson. Its 234 acres were protected in 1995 and 1998, halting a proposed residential subdivision and preserving important remnants of the Mount Beacon...more
Beacon, NY 12508
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you live in HUDSON VALLEY, drive up to the bottom of Mount Beacon in BEACON, park there - usually there is enough parking, but on beautiful fall days it may get tight as everybody is out there hiking. You will see families with kids,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Annaadani
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

It’s not an easy hike but worth the effort just to see the Hudson Valley views. Don’t forget to hike to the fire tower while up there. On a clear day you can see Manhattan.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrsric
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike, a bit steeper than I expected, but gorgeous views at the top. Explore the ruins of the railway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank irielisa
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a mile and half inclined trail for hiking to see beacon from above. beautiful and easy hike, bring some snacks and take a lot of photos this is a fun light hike.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The view from the top is nice, but it takes a while to get there. This hike is incredibly steep and I would highly recommend stretching before hand. This is not a hike for people thatre it off shape :)

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank James S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The hike is definitely challenging (depending on your activity level), but fun and worthwhile. I was surprised at the steep climb, but also exhilarated! You can hike straight to the top or go off on different trails along the way. Once at the top, there's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The climb up the red trial is nothing but rocks. Rocks and more rocks. I was expecting more of a nature trail. It's all about the top, which has the remains of the incline railway and a very nice view. I thought the trip down...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank rnh17
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Tough hike up to top of old incline railroad and then you can continue another 30-40 minutes up t firetower. 360 degree view of gorgeous mountains and Hudson River. dParking lot is right at trail head . Climb is steep on loose rock and over...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank deedee1951
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very difficult hike up the mountain. There are a lot of stairs. I wouldnt recommend it to beginners.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Lllongisland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The ruin's of the Railway are there but not the rail. The hike is a challenge but the view is more than worth the effort. Part of the hike has a stairway to make it a little easier. Just take your time and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Paola S
1 July 2015|
Response from Jvalliant | Reviewed this property |
I walked there. It was a nice walk through town on Main street which takes you to Beacon Falls. Then you wind your way through some neighborhoods a bit and get to the entrance. I would say it's a 15-20 minute walk from the... More