You asked, we listened! We get tons of inqueries about the easiest hikes to do from NYC. Here’s some of our favorite hikes in New York State:
• Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY: Hike to the ruins of a casino that once stood atop Mt. Beacon and save some extra time to check out the great shops, art galleries in this super cool little Hudson Valley rivertown. Take the MetroNorth to Beacon in the morning, stop somewhere in town for lunch, then walk or cab  your way to the trailhead. Hiking time to the ruins and overlook is about 3 hours roundtrip.
• Breakneck Ridge in Cold Spring, NY: Hike Breakneck Ridge, one of the toughest but most rewarding hikes in the Hudson Valley. Cab it back to Cold Spring after the hike for a beer and great shopping in town, like Old Souls. Weekends only, take the MetroNorth to Breakneck Ridge and follow the path to the trailhead. Hiking time varies 1-6 hours depending on multiple route choices.
• Anthony’s Nose in Bear Mountain, NY: Pack a picnic and hike alongside a bridge spanning the Hudson River. Weekends only, take the MetroNorth to the Manitou Station and take a right on Route 9D. Follow it until you hit white blazes on the left taking you uphill. Hiking time is about 2.5 hours roundtrip.
For more in-depth information about any of these hikes, check out Hike the Hudson Valley, one of our favorite Hudson Valley travel resources!