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Mount Beacon Trailhead

Mount Beacon

[MODERATE/#105] Visit ruins of an old Casino, with views of the Hudson Valley, Shawangunks, and Catskills from its foundation.

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Mount Beacon
Mount Beacon

Time & Location

Nov 22, 2020, 10:00 AM

Mount Beacon Trailhead, Mount Beacon Trailhead, Beacon, NY 12508, USA

About the Event

Difficulty: MODERATE

Distance: 4.6 miles/1500 ft gain

Time: 4 hours 

[MODERATE] Visit ruins of an old Casino, with views of the Hudson Valley, Shawangunks, and Catskills from its foundation. This will be followed by an ascent to the highest elevation in the entire Highlands region, marked by the famous Beacon Fire Tower and its 360-degree views. This route makes a steep climb up a very steep trail with some switchbacks. This section ends at the Casino overlook, with gradual elevation gain thereafter to the Beacon Fire Tower. We will descend down the same steep section to return to our vehicles in the afternoon, where loose rocks and dirt will become a factor.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the execution of this event may be altered to preserve the health and safety of all involved. As new information is made available we my choose to change the time, location, route, capacity, social distancing guidelines, required PPE, etc. Any alterations will be communicated to registrants via email and social media. Our waiver has been updated to include language acknowledging the possible health risk that is presented by congregating amidst a global pandemic. Following the most recent recommendations from health officials and state governments, we will include particular safety guidelines for each event in the final email sent to registrants prior to the event. 

Please register for this event through the website and accept the terms of the waiver on the EVENTS page. Registrants will receive detailed hike information prior to the event via email. Please refer to the most recent email (sent within 48 hours of the event) for most current details. Email or DM @proactiveahw if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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