The Mount Beacon parking lot is closed. The trailhead remains open and nearby trails offer alternatives.
The parking lot at Scenic Hudson's Mount Beacon Park is currently closed for construction. The improved lot, which will double parking capacity, is expected to reopen by early summer.
At this time, hikers can still use the Mount Beacon Park trailhead. However, there are no sufficient parking options in the immediate vinicity of the trailhead. Visitors are encouraged to park at one of the numerous city lots behind Main Street and ride the G line bus to the trailhead.
Alternative mountain hiking experiences are close by:
- 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.