Fishkill Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,450' 442 m
Descent: -750' -229 m
High: 1,504' 458 m
Low: 429' 131 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 79% (38°)
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“The trail ascends Lamb Hill and traverses Fishkill Ridge before circling back below the ridge.”— John Maurizi
Start up the paved road, pass a water storage facility, to the end where the trail begins (there are white markers along the road as well. The trail is gradual at this point but after you pass Dry Creek Falls, the trail gets very steep.
You eventually top out on Lamb Hill which offers great views of the town of Beacon and the Hudson River. Continue on until the trail drops down to what appears to be a fire road. This is the Dozer Junction Trail. Just off to the right, you'll see the remains of an old bulldozer. Cross of this fire road and make an immediate right turn so you are paralleling the Dozer Trail.
The Fishkill Ridge Trail begins to turn away and uphill past several great view points on the Hudson Valley and Hudson River looking further south. Continuing on the trail, it meanders through the forest until you reach a big clearing on top of Bald Hill. The trail then steeply descends and will turn back along an easy overgrown forest road. Continue straight on this until you meet up with the Wilkinson Memorial Trail and the end of the Fishkill Ridge Trail.