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Distance

5.95 mi

Elevation gain

2,297 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

2,451 ft

Max elevation

1,713 ft

Trailrank

24

Min elevation

-26 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of Casino Trail To Breakneck
  • Photo of Casino Trail To Breakneck
  • Photo of Casino Trail To Breakneck
  • Photo of Casino Trail To Breakneck
  • Photo of Casino Trail To Breakneck

Time

4 hours 56 minutes

Coordinates

105

Uploaded

January 2, 2010

Recorded

January 2010

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1,713 ft
-26 ft
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near Beacon, New York (United States)

Mount Beacon is the highest point in the Hudson Highlands, 1,531 Feet above sea level on the northern side tower. Southern side is approximately 1,610. Mount Beacon was originally used as a signal point to warn if the British were coming during the Revolutionary War. Mount Beacon Incline Railway stopped run- ning in 1978, its tracks can be seen and explored while ascend- ing the mountain.

A casino opened 1902 at the top of the mountain. Like other Historic ruins in the Hudson Valley the casino eventually burned down in the 1920s, like the Hotel in Overlook Mountain. In 1983 another fire destroyed most of the railway. Only the shell of the former railway exists today.

Before the casino burned down, the mountain was the scene of many silent movies in the 1920s. You can visit the silent re- mains of the casino. Use caution when exploring off trail in the warmer weather since rattle snakes are widespread throughout the mountain. Remember to print and download the map. GPS hiking should not be the primary guide on your adventure.
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Casino Parking

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Red Casino Trail 1

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Red Casino Trail 3

01-DEC-09 8:48:28AM
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CASINO

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E Main St

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Left At Yellow

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Park Here 2

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Red Casino Trail 2

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South Beacon Tower

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White Marker

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White Marker 2

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YELLOW

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Yellow Marker

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Yellow Marker 1

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Yellow Marker 2

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