Meade Mt and Beckman Mt
This moderate hike has several long steep sections leading up to one of the best views of Gore Mountain around. Continue on after reaching the summit of Meade Mountain and make a short descent followed by an ascent to travel to Beckman Mountain and then loop back around to the main trail. Along the loop, several viewpoints offer gorgeous scenes of Loon Lake, Blythewood Island, and Hadley and Crane Mountains. A picnic table provides a lovely spot to take a break and enjoy the view.
This hike is part of the Chester Challenge, a series of eight hikes of varying difficulty in the Town of Chester. Visit six trails and receive the Chester Challenge pin.
Location: Igerna Rd, Chester
Parking and Directions:
From the south, take the Northway to exit 26. Turn left off the exit and then left onto Route 9 South for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Igerna Rd and continue for 0.8 miles. The trailhead and parking will be on your left.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -73 51.77 43 42.21
Things to Do Nearby: Meade Mountain and Beckman Mountain are part of the eight trail Chester Challenge. Stewart, Kipp, and Catamount Mountains, also in the Challenge, are all nearby. The hamlet of Pottersville, with shopping and dining options, and the scenic Natural Stone Bridge and Caves are just a few miles north on Route 9.