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By Personal Vehicle
This is the directions to the Beacon Train Station. Due to the mountainous terrain of the campground all parking is at this location. From the North (Albany): Get on I-787 S from Pine St and Broadway – 5 min (1.0 mi). Follow I-87 S to NY-9D S in Fishkill. Take exit 11 from I-84 E – 1 h 21 min (90.0 mi). Continue on NY-9D S. Drive to W Main St in Beacon. From the South (NYC): Get on NY-495 W/Lincoln Tunnel from West St, 11th Ave and 12th Ave – 23 min (4.1 mi). Take NJ-495 W, I-95 N, I-80 Express W, Garden State Pkwy, … and I-84 E to NY-9D S in Fishkill. Take exit 11 from I-84 E – 1 h 11 min (68.6 mi). Continue on NY-9D S. Drive to W Main St in Beacon. Beacon MTA Train Station: 1 Ferry Plz Beacon, NY 12508 Meter parking is on the left http://www.yelp.com/biz/mta-metro-north-beacon-station-beacon
Parking will be at the Beacon Train Station. When arriving at the station, go to the first stop sign, turn right into the middle parking lot and park there if possible. If parking during the week you must pay. Please bring all your gear to the bus area, Our shuttle run is scheduled is on the hour.
Take the East Hudson Line to the Beacon Train Station (80 min) Be ready before you get on the train for your hike. Make sure you have sturdy footwear for the mountainous terrain, backpack, water, bug spray, whatever you are going to take on your hike with you. We will transport the remainder of your gear to your site. Shuttle Directions Monday – Saturday last shuttle is 4pm, Sunday last shuttle is 11am.
How do I Get to an Access Point?
We are a hike in / hike out camping resort. Due to the mountainous terrain there is no car access to the campground. There is also no overnight parking at any of the trailhead access points. If arriving by car, you can park at the Beacon train station. For trail heads / Access Points 1, 2 and 3 – There are two ways to get to the access points. First option you can sign up for our transport service. Our shuttle runs Monday – Saturday until 4pm and Sundays until 11 am. This option brings you to the trail head of your choice and your gear to your site while your enjoying your hike in. Please limit your gear to one duffel bag or backpack, one sleeping bag per person, and one cooler up to 48 QT per site. Second option would be for you to find your own way to the trail head and back pack in with your gear.
Access Point 1
Access Point 1 is the Red Overlook trail head. This trail starts at the end of Sunnyside Road in Beacon Hills . The trail head is 4.1 miles from the Beacon Train Station. This is the easiest entry if you are just hiking over to visit the campground or checking in late in the day. Hiking time from the trail head to the camp is about 30 minutes.
Access Point 2
Access Point 2 is at the end of Pocket Road off the top of East Main Street in Beacon . The trail head is 2.8 miles from the Beacon Train Station. Start here for a late morning or early afternoon hike to the campground. On this hike there are nice views and the trail travels a nice stream. Hiking time from the trail head to the camp is about 2 ½ hours.
Access Point 3
Access Point 3 is the Old Incline Trail. The trail head starts at the Mt. Beacon Scenic Hudson Parking lot on Wolcott Ave. It is 2.3 miles from the Beacon Train Station. This is a nice early morning hike which has a lot of nice views. From this trailhead there are a couple of different trails to reach the campground. Do not attempt this hike without a trail map. Hiking time from the Trail head is about 3 to 5 hours.
All access points are on the NY/NJ East Hudson Trail map 102