Spring Parking Closure so We Can Give You More Parking
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 soon, the project will deliver enhanced parking by early summer. The parking lot will need to close sometime in April for the duration of construction.
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.
When to visit
Year-round daily dawn to dusk.
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.