Mount Beacon Park

Spring Parking Closure so We Can Give You More Parking

Park activities

Trailhead to remain open and nearby hikes offer options

Parking has limited enjoyment of our Mount Beacon Park. Now we’re doubling parking with a slight expansion of parking area size. Beginning April 23, the existing parking lot will close for construction. We expect to reopen the area with enhanced parking by early summer.

During construction hikers will be able to use the Mount Beacon Park trailhead and are encouraged to park at one of numerous city lots behind Main Street and ride the G line bus to the trailhead.

Alternative mountain hiking experiences are available. Enjoy Storm King Mountain, with access from the Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead at 42 Bayview Ave. (Rte. 218), Cornwall-On-Hudson. Visit Mount Taurus from the Washburn Trailhead, 3200 Stearn Road, Cold Spring, or Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Sprout Brook Road, Cortlandt. Try Bear Mountain State Park (fees for parking begin in mid-May), Rte. 9W, Bear Mountain.

Change of pace—stroll along the Hudson at our Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, just 1.7 miles from Mount Beacon Park.

Trails

The trail to Mount Beacon's summit, a shade over a mile and steadily uphill, follows a winding road that passes some lovely rock formations. Deer and other wildlife abound.

When to visit

Year-round daily dawn to dusk.

Mount Beacon Park

Parking area and trailhead are located at the intersection of Route 9D and Howland Avenue in the City of Beacon. NOTE: Parking here is limited, additional parking at the Fishkill Ridge parking area at 35 Sunnyside Road

788 Wolcott Ave
Beacon, NY 12508