In Fishkill, Breakneck Ridge, Fishkill Ridge, Notch Trail, and Wilkinson Trailhead are closed. Gates open at 8am and close at sunset. The mountain has a long history, beginning with its use for signal fires during the Revolutionary War. This hike is full of the best things the Columbia Gorge has to offer: easy access and parking, well-maintained trail, wildflowers galore, two waterfalls, and views to knock off your sweaty socks. Greene County Mount Beacon Park, located in the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill, was created by Scenic Hudson. The parking lot and trail for Bash Bish Falls are closed as of May 2. Itâs a long journey at about 7.5 miles, and steep in places, but nothing a healthy dog, child or senior citizen canât do. From New York City, take either 684 or 87 to I-84. From 1902 to the late 1970s, it â¦ Beacon hudson valley NY. Strenuous. The interior remains closed. 404.5. UPDATE: Effective immediately, Scenic Hudsonâs Mount Beacon Park parking area and trailhead on Howland Ave. in Beacon is closed to the public. Just think â once upon a time soldiers trudged the same path you are now hiking! Mt. Save Mount Diablo; Road and Trail Management Plan - Mount Diablo SP; Operating Hours. A kiosk at the park entry explains the mountainâs history, ecology and conservation. The trails and parking lots closed were at Mount Beacon; Breakneck Ridge, Wilkinson Trailhead and Notch Trail in Fishkill; the Washburn parking lot, Little Stony Point trails, Brook Trail and Indian Brook Falls Trail in Philipstown; and Anthonyâs Nose, the Appalachian Trail connector, the U Bend parking on the Goat Trail and the Toll House parking lot in Cortlandt. Strenuous. Dutchess County. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, access to the Mount Beacon Park is closed. Shut-In Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail (Elk Pasture Gap-Mt. Scenic Hudson, the organization charged with maintaining the park, â¦ From 87, take I-84 East. Scenic Hudsonâs Mount Beacon Park parking area and trailhead on Howland Ave in Beacon are closed to the public as of March 27. Youâll meet all of these smiling folks on this hike during the peak seasons. Mount Beacon is a very popular trail along the Hudson River, and for good reason. Scenic Hudson and the City of Beacon have determined that the level of public use at this location is making it impossible for people to comply with CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus. However, the easiest access is on highway 9D. In 1995 and 1998 Scenic Hudson, the City of Beacon and the Town of Fishkill purchased these lands which were threatened by development. Shut-In Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail (Stoney Bald-Big Ridge) 1.2. Moderate/Strenuous. Beacon Mountain, locally Mount Beacon, is the highest peak of the Hudson Highlands, located behind the City of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. 405.5. I dont think there are any "Legal" trails on the mountain. Getting There There are several trail heads to hike Mount Beacon. Mount Beacon and the city of Beacon are named after the fires used to send signals from the Hudson Highlandsâ peaks during the Revolutionary War. 16 talking about this. Its 234 acres were protected in 1995 and 1998, halting a proposed residential subdivision and preserving important remnants of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway. It offers a good workout, fantastic views for both sunrise and sunset (and of course the time in between), a recently rebuilt fire tower, and all with incredibly easy access right on the edge of a lively town. The Summit Visitor Center is open for outdoor operations 7 days a week from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Shut-In Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail (Big Ridge-Mills River Valley) 1.1. From 684, take I-84W. Shut-In Trail/Mountain-to-Sea Trail (Mills River Valley-Elk Pasture Gap) 1.2. 403.6. Visitors should plan to be in their vehicles by sunset and headed out to avoid being locked in. Mount Beacon Park Mount Beacon can be seen from miles around and is the northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands. As of this writing, the main trail up to the old casino is fairly heavily used, but the trail along Scofield ridge is nearly deserted.