Experience Beacon's wilder side

 

Leave civilization far behind as you scramble over rocks through blueberry bushes and mountain laurel on the far-less-traveled trails of beautiful Fishkill Ridge. 

Hike up a cool ravine, complete with a cascading waterfall, through deciduous woodlands, to experience an exemplary Hudson River Valley ridge-top ecosystem.

At the top, enjoy eagle-eye views of the valley over a curated picnic lunch.  On clear days, the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskills grace the landscape view. 

 

Trip length4-4.5 hours.  4.5 miles+  1,450 ft elevation gain.  

Intensity level:  + 1 2 3 4 5 !

Location: Beacon, NY

Snacks providedPicnic lunch optional.

 

 

What to Wear

  • Comfortable shoes w/ good grip on bottom. Waterproof preferred.
  • Clothes you don't mind getting a little muddy
  • Layers! Non-cotton T-shirt or tank + non-cotton long-sleeved shirt &/or sweater
  • Windbreaker &/or Waterproof jacket if there's the tiniest chance of rain
  • Hat &/or sunscreen for sun protection on top of the mountain

What to Bring

Required

  • Daypack or backpack
  • 1.5-2 Lit ers of water

Encouraged

  • Camera &/or cell phone
  • Binoculars
  • Hiki ng poles

What We Provide

  • Eco-groovy snacks (We support local, organic, & sustainable food)
  • Group First Aid & Emergency Kit
  • Knowledgeable, NYS-licensed guide
  • Bug repellant with DEET
  • Sunscreen
 

Rates

5-6 people in group: $49 /person
3-4 people in group: $79 /person
1-2 people in group: $109 /person

Larger groups- please contact us

 

Getting There

Limited complimentary private transportation is available.

By car: Parking information and detailed instructions will be sent by e-mail upon registration confirmation.

By train: Take Metro North Railroad's Hudson Line from Grand Central to Beacon station.  The trail head is a 5-minute cab ride from the train station. 

 

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