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.
Mt. Beacon Trail (Red) Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Randi Minetor , Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley (Falcon Guides).
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