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Address: Trailheads at Pocket Road and Sunnyside Road, Beacon, NY
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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... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Jennifer C
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Willimantic
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Willimantic
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 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 went and hiked just a piece of it. The description is correct, a lot of... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
NYC
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 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!

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Thank PaulaPalmTree
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 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.

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Thank Alexandra B
Tafton
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 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 also really enjoyed the unique sounds of nature, i.e. bird calls, along the way.

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Thank Valeria A
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 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. For a shorter route, see the guide on the Hike the Hudson Valley site (red... More 

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Thank Trix716D
Beacon, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 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.

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Thank Bill W
Beacon, New York
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

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

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Thank mdolly1938
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 10 May 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!

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1 Thank Jerzon G
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 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.

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3 Thank BrooklynZack
fishkill, ny
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The trails which lead up to this mountain range are usually easy to negotiate. The hike is a good workout but the views at the top are well worth it.

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