Mt Beacon Trail Red

Hudson Highlands State Park, New York

Elevation Gain1,396ft
Trailhead Elevation209ft
Elevation Min/Max209/1423ft
Elevation Start/End209/209ft

Mt Beacon Trail Red

Mt. Beacon Trail (Red) is a hiking trail in Dutchess County and Putnam County, New York. It is within Hudson Highlands State Park. It is two miles long and begins at 209 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,396 feet. The Incline Railroad Parking is near the trailhead. Along the trail there are viewpoints. This trail connects with the following: Yellow Trail and Wilkinson Memorial Trail (Yellow).

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Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley (Falcon Guides)
Randi Minetor
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"Get ready for some uphill switchbacks and rocky terrain, and reap the reward of dazzling viewpoints at the summit. Don’t be fooled by the easy metal staircase at the beginning of this hike. The 154 steps do you the courtesy of carrying you to the base of the first switchback up Mount Beacon, but from there the trail extends nearly a mile along the zigzagging route as you make your way to the top." Read more

Mt. Beacon Trail (Red) Reviews

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Don’t take the blue path. Stay on the red path. It’s confusing at the top so make sure you find the red path down.

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Trail Information

Hudson Highlands State Park
Nearby City
Hudson Highlands State Park
Skill Level
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing
Additional Use
Scenic Hudson, One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; (845) 473-4440;; e-mail:
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): West Point, NY; trail map available online at
Local Maps

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Dec 2018