Fishkill Ridge and Mount Beacon

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
to 6:30PM
8:00AM to 6:30PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
6.5 miles
1,800 feet
elevation gain

About the trip

The East Hudson highlight

What We Love

  • Open hiking along a gorgeous ridge
  • Beautiful views of the Hudson
  • Unique flora and fauna
  • Interesting history and stories of the area

Your Day

Today we'll set our sites for the East Hudson Valley region. Over the course of the day, our hike will take us over two summits with a beautiful stretch of trail along the ridge that connects them. Starting up a moderate climb, we'll get our hearts pumping as we ascend to Lamb's Hill along the Fishkill Ridge. Don't be fooled by the name. At 1,460 feet, this summit affords stunning views of the valley below. Continuing south, we'll traverse a more remote section of trail from which we can see views of Lake Valhalla and the Beacon Reservoir before reaching the summit of Mount Beacon. After some final photos from the top, we'll descend back to our starting point feeling accomplished and proud of our whole team.

Trail conditions may require use of snowshoes or microspikes, which will be provided.

Perfect for: Novice hikers looking for a challenge, experienced adventurers

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Level 6/10
1,800 feet elevation gain
6.5 miles
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:00AM to 6:30PMArrive by 7:45AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack pack Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters


Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots with non-cotton socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

Trip Package

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Mount Beacon parking lot at 9:15 AM.



Level 6

Moderate - For fit and experienced hikers

Level 6 trips will push you with a faster pace and longer distances. This hard work allows you to see more terrain and higher vistas. You should expect to be tired and fulfilled on the van ride home.


We’ll be active for five to eight hours. Prepare for this trip by maintaining your daily fitness regime that includes both cardio and strength.


Be ready to cover some serious distance. We may hike up to eleven miles today, nearly a half-marathon.


We’ll be hiking on varying mountainous terrain, which will involve navigating various rock faces, loose stones, and steep, uneven trails.

Elevation Change

Up to 2,000 feet per day.


Up to 10,000 feet.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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