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New York City, NY: South Beacon Mountain

Solitude. Fresh air. Big views. It all unfolds on this vigorous 5-miler along a lively mountain stream to the highest point in Hudson Highlands State Park.

Rating

INFO: Hudson Highlands, (845) 225-7207; nysparks.com/parks/9/details.aspx

-Mapped by Ed Wheeler

To Trailhead

I-95 to Palisades Pkwy. N. In 36 mi., E onto US 202 N/US 6 E for 3.1 mi. to NY 9D N. In 12.8 mi., park in marked area on R. Or, take Metro North RR Hudson line to Breakneck Ridge stop. Trailhead is 1.6 mi. S of RR station on NY 9D.

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