Mt. Beacon

Difficulty: 5, 7, or 10 out of 10 (depending on how far you choose to go)
Distance: 4.4 miles, Up-and-Back
Approximate roundtrip time: 1.5 hours (overlook), 3 hours (overlook + fire tower), 5.5 hours (7.7-mile beast loop)
Total ascent: 1,561 ft
Max elevation: 1,653 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to see some gorgeous views at one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley, and climbing 1,000 vertical feet (or more) to get there is not a deal breaker.