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Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series: Fishkill Ridge

  • Beacon Station 8 Long Dock Rd Beacon, NY 12508 (map)
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Public Transit Series

Fishkill Ridge, Beacon, New York

Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series #4

The Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series is a free, once-monthly guided hike that is easily accessed by train or by bus from NYC. Get out of the city and into the woods without having to drive!


Waterfalls & river views followed up by in-town lunch!

Where:  Beacon, NY

When:  Saturday, September 8th, 7:30AM meet at Grand Central Terminal

Distance: 7 miles

Rating:  Moderate to strenuous -- some big ups, but rewarded with an easy walking ridgeline

Estimated Hiking Time:  4 hours hiking + optional lunch/time in town post-hike

Cost:  Free to hike; $33.50 round-trip on Metro-North Hudson Line; lunch

Hike Description:  This month the GGH Pubic Transit Series heads north to Beacon, NY, a city on the Hudson River that features a lively arts scene and easy access to some breathtaking views of downtown Beacon, the Hudson River and all the way to the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskill Mountains. We'll get the hard part of the hike (the uphill) out of the way first as we walk alongside a cascading stream, switchbacking up and eventually landing atop the Fishkill Ridge. From here we'll make a loop, first enjoying the views to the west, then to the east before heading back downhill along the same waterfall.  We can celebrate post-hike in Beacon with some lunch and brews before returning to Grand Central.


Hike is limited to 15 participants. Please sign up below! Girl Gotta Hike is a women’s group. While we appreciate all encouraging and supportive souls as friends and partners, this hike is just for the ladies.


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Transportation details:  We'll be departing Grand Central on the 7:45 AM Metro-North train via the Hudson Line to Beacon on Saturday, September 8th. Once in Beacon we'll Uber it the 2.5 miles from the station to the trailhead. Post-hike we'll head back downtown, grab some lunch &/or drinks, then aim for returning to GCT via the 3:04PM, arriving in New York at 4:45. Trains run approximately once per hour, so if you don't want lunch you can head home early or if you're feeling the Beacon vibes, you can always stay a little longer.

Bad Weather Policy:  Most hikes will go on rain or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather such as lightning or high winds, I promise to keep you safe and re-schedule the hike for a later date.

Additional questions? Email me at melissa@girlgottahike.com

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