Beacon Hill and Lake Minnewaska Easy Loop

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

View of Catskills from Beacon Hill Minnewaska State Park - Bill Roehrig View of Catskills from Beacon Hill Minnewaska State Park - Bill Roehrig Along the Beacon Hill Trail Minnewaska State Park - Bill Roehrig Along the Beacon Hill Trail Minnewaska State Park - Bill Roehrig

This hike loops around Beacon Hill and Lake Minnewaska, with many panoramic views.

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From the parking area, head back along the entrance road for about 0.1 mile, passing the park maintenance center (a former garage) on the right. At a sign for the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, turn right and follow this gravel road, marked with black-"B"-on-orange-diamond blazes, as it descends gently through an attractive forest of hemlock, pine and mountain laurel.

In about half a mile...

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Trip Reports

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October 17, 2015
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Great for fall foliage but crowded
The gunks are my all time favorite place to go leaf peeping! I think a lot of people agree with me, because it was very, very crowded. It was like hiking in rush hour traffic! Definitely a place to try to visit on a weekday during leaf peeping season if you can.   Some photos: http://agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2015/10/beacon-hill-and-lake-minnewaska-easy.html
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