Trail Run Project Logo

Overlook Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
72% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,022' 312 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 1,405' 428 m
Low: 440' 134 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by John Maurizi

Run through an old-growth forest with several very steep sections for views of the Hudson Valley.

John Maurizi

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

The Overlook Trail is steep and, in some sections, very rocky, but it is easy to follow and can be done as an out-and-back or added to the Fishkill Ridge Trail.

From the parking area, follow the trail marked with red blazes. It starts off gradually climbing but quickly goes uphill steeply until you reach a trail junction with the access trail to Malouf's Mountain Campground. Stay on the trail with the red blazes as it evens out a bit until the trail crosses a stream (this may be dry during the summer months).

After crossing the stream, the trail actually descends before it begins the steepest section with two very good viewpoints over the Hudson Valley. These are good places to take a break from the steep ascent.

The trail levels out again as it passes through a nice patch of blueberries. Eventually, it will end into the Fishkill Ridge Trail near another lovely viewpoint.

You can turn back the way you came or add on the loop around Fishkill Ridge Trail to extend your time in the woods.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#8541

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#209

in New York

#8,541

Overall
143 Views Last Month
1,506 Since Jul 23, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
33%
33%
33%
0%

Photos

Overlook Trail
Jul 29, 2017 near Beacon, NY
End of Trail
Jul 29, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Viewpoint from Overlook Trail
Jul 29, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Trailhead for Overlook Trail
Jul 29, 2017 near Beacon, NY

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running