“A steep scramble to some great Hudson Valley views, followed by beautiful trail of rolling hills.”
— Ben Duchac
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views
Need to Know
If running with a dog, be aware that there is a lot of rock scrambling which may require you to lift of carry smaller dogs over the large scrambles so a harness is recommended.
The beginning of this trail is a steep scramble and isn't suitable for trail running. After that, no problems.
From the trailhead you cross over the road and straight up past a series of summits with progressively impressive views. Once you get to the top, follow white blazes through the woods, dropping into a couple valleys, and then climbing out again. The trail follows the ridge, passing the beacon mountain fire tower, then heading to beacon reservoir, where it connects to the top of the Mount Beacon South Summit
Flora & Fauna
Birds and deer, a coyote if you're lucky.