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Trailheads at Pocket Road and Sunnyside Road, Beacon, NY
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Fitness prerequisite!

It walked the "Overlook Trail" which is 1.75 miles and probably a climb of about 7 to 800 feet, so... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
Durban, South Africa
Happy We Went Exploring

My husband and I have been traveling up to the Fishkill and Newburgh, NY area for years and have... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2016
Jennifer C
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Trailheads at Pocket Road and Sunnyside Road, Beacon, NY
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

It walked the "Overlook Trail" which is 1.75 miles and probably a climb of about 7 to 800 feet, so one has to be fairly fit. The view at the top is quite spectacular. Make sure you bring a bottle of water as I didn't...More

Thank Raffles727-200
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling up to the Fishkill and Newburgh, NY area for years and have never explored the region much until our last trip, 11/11-11/13/16. With a little Google searching for hiking I found Fishkill Ridge. We are so happy we...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed September 6, 2016

The parking is easy to find via GPS just past 36 Sunnyside Road. I recommend this hike for people who are fit. I wouldn't bring children under 10 years old as there are plenty of lose rocks and it is steep!

1  Thank PaulaPalmTree
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Hot/humid but that can't be helped! Pathways are very well marked & used; nice! For us, we were there at a FAB time for viewing mushrooms & fungi, unbeknownst to us prior! Superb.

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We decided on a whim to check this trail out. It was a very hot day so we loaded up on water and set off. The trail was very well marked and user friendly. We had a great hike with lots of scenic views. We...More

Thank Valeria A
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We used the NY/NJ Trail Conference guide to a 6.8-mile hike starting at Pocket Road in Beacon. (White trail to yellow to blue to backtrack on white.) We were out for about 5 hours, including some chats with fellow hikers and rest/lunch stops at vistas....More

2  Thank Trix716D
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Trail well marked and maintained. Great views at the summit, this hike can be linked to other trails in the area for a all day adventure.

Thank Bill W
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing views with good trails. Trail can be limited, but scenery spectacular. Make this a place to go.

Thank mdolly1938
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

It's has very nice and relaxing atmosphere, enjoyed it very much!! Lots of hiking to do which will keep you busy for a long time! Self-paced and very enjoyable place to be would recommend to anyone!

1  Thank Jerzon G
Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are many hours of trails in this area and we trekked through at least 6 of them. Beautiful, almost untouched trails through dense woods and mountain ridges...just be athletic and ready to sweat. Head up to the reservoir for a picnic lunch--it's very pretty.

3  Thank BrooklynZack
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