Know the New Hiking How-tos
Fishkill Ridge Conservation Area
From intersection of Route 9 and Route 52, take Route 52 west through Town of Fishkill. Turn left onto Old Glenham Rd and then left onto Maple Street. After crossing bridge and at "Y" in the road, turn left onto Old Town Road. Right on Sunnyside Road. At end, bear left, then right. Continue up unpaved hill to parking area.
GPS Coordinates: 41.507486, -73.930095 (32 Sunnyside Rd, Beacon, NY 12508)
Rugged mountain hiking with awe-inspiring views of the Hudson Highlands and Hudson Valley. The Manhattan skyline is visible on clear days off in the distance.
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map prepared by Scenic Hudson Land Trust including a synopsis of five trails, which amount to 8.1 miles.
A short section of the Casino Trail from the parking lot at Mount Beacon Trailhead is handicap accessible.
Located in the Hudson Highlands, Fishkill Ridge features rugged, hilly-to-mountainous terrain, bearing scars of glaciation from 12,000 years ago. Both explore this geological past up close and enjoy some of the most scenic, long-range vistas in the NYC region.