Hipcamp host Richard M.
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No Car? No Gear ? No Problem!

We are a Hike in-Hike out Campground

The easiest way to access the campground is to take the Metro North Hudson Line to the Beacon Train Station. If arriving by car, you can park at the Beacon train station free on weekends.

While you enjoy your hike in, we can take your gear to your campsite. Please, limit gear to one duffle b


No Car? No Gear ? No Problem!

We are a Hike in-Hike out Campground

The easiest way to access the campground is to take the Metro North Hudson Line to the Beacon Train Station. If arriving by car, you can park at the Beacon train station free on weekends.

While you enjoy your hike in, we can take your gear to your campsite. Please, limit gear to one duffle bag or backpack and one sleeping bag per person and one cooler per site.

Upon arrival, the first thing you'll notice is the privacy of each site. You will find your Tarp covered fire pit area with a grate that flips over for cooking. You will see your covered platform which is especially nice because you're not stuck in your tent if it rains. You can bring your own tent or rent one from us. Then, there is our chow box - it has everything you will need for your stay, from pots and pans to a pad of paper and a deck of cards. There are 2 Propane burners for cooking, in addition to the fire pit area.

You will have access to the bathhouse amenities, Showers, flushing toilets Sinks and 2 dryers incase something gets wet.

There are other amenities , that we can add to your camping experience once you reserve your site. They are :Food options for you to cook , menu with pricing will be sent with reservation confirmation , firewood 18-20 pcs $15 and gear transport $16 per person round trip, from the Beacon Train Station , to the Trail head , and gear brought to your site.

Payment for additional amenities at the campground is due prior of arrival. We accept credit card payments only (Master Card and Visa). Pricing Notice: a 3.50% Merchant Fee is applied to all credit card transactions.

There is also access to fishing and kayaking are available near by.

Our Campground is open from April 15 th-October 31st.

****Covid 19 Update



We would like you to be aware of the precautionary steps we are continuing to take to combat the spread of COVID-19.


 First and foremost, Malouf’s Mountain is dedicated to the well-being of our campers and staff. Since the beginning, our goal has been to provide exceptional outdoor experiences for the whole family. We can’t wait to welcome you to the fresh air and outdoor spaces. Before your stay with us, we want you to be aware of our increased efforts to keep our guests and team members safe and healthy.


Camp Enhanced Cleaning Protocol

We have elevated our sanitation measures to ensure the well-being of our campers and staff by increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting areas including but not limited to:

Masks must be worn in all common/public areas and bus

Sites are Per house hold, no guests. We can not have groups at this time.

Social distancing in all common areas ( 6ft apart )

Our Bus-

Every other seat used , cleaned between each run.

Bath house: Limit 2 people 6Ft distance in sink area.

Door handles, Light switches, Counters/tabletops, Faucet, Shower ,Sinks, restrooms, all cleaned hourly with Food safe bleach solution.

Check in outdoor area- One household member per check in, Social distance 6ft while waiting.

Outdoor games ( eliminated at this time)

You may bring your own for your personal use at your site.

Campsites- Cleaning with Food safe bleach

Tables/chairs, Trash cans Tents, counter, cookware

You will be required to bring your own utensils for eating and bring your own cups ( no glass)


We are reinforcing proactive steps that the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of germs:

Masks worn in all public areas.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Use a disposable tissue to cover a cough or sneeze.

Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.

Stay home if you are sick ,you have been exposed to Covid 19  or have flu like symptoms.


While we are extremely sensitive to this matter and are doing our part to employ best practices of slowing the spread of COVID-19, we also understand that you still may want to book your next stay with us. We are here for you and look forward to helping you plan your next getaway. 

 Please be aware the MTA is not running at full schedule at this time. You can consider driving and parking at the Beacon Train station , which is Free on the weekends.


Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 2 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send RICHARD a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hike In Platform Camping in New York.


The vibe at Hike In Platform Camping

Places to see near Malouf's Mt. Campground

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 1st, 2016

This is an ideal getaway from New York City; accessible on public transport and tailored to suit any level of camp comfort. You can choose how long you spend hiking in, if you want a covered platform site (complete with kitchen setup!) and can hire a tent if need be. Nestled between trees each site feels secluded but has a decent setup for a few people to sit round the fire. Would definitely would like to come back with a group for a weekend, perhaps in the Fall for the colors!
If you are planning on doing Hike #2 or #3 I would recommend getting a trail map as it is easy to get lost or switch trails, but totally worth it. The hike up to the Mt Beacon Fire Tower is pretty epic, as is the old incline rail track dotted with cool old ruins.

Secluded wee spot amongst the treesRoof over our headHome for the nightGourmet camp eats ala skillet pizza
Hipcamper Paul
Paul C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 30th, 2017

Most amazing site I ever been too , well worth it. If you're not a hiker tho you might want to think twice . Best camping trip ever.

Hipcamper Jenn
Jenn Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 14th, 2017

I had a wonderful time at Malouf Mountain. This is very much a catered campground - you can make it as rugged or as accommodating/comfortable as you like. My partner and I packed all of our food in, but we did end of purchasing a s'mores package our last night. It was also very helpful that they sell ice on site for $2/bag.

I really enjoyed the opportunity of checking out the trails neighboring the campground (as recommended by Dick, the owner), as well as the opportunity to go into the town of Beacon to do some kayaking.

I cannot say enough about the bathrooms/showers... hands down the nicest, cleanest, and most spacious I have ever encountered while camping!

One word of consideration - some of the platform sites have a pretty steep upward climb. If you are physically fit it should not be an issue, but it is something to keep in mind when booking your site!

Hipcamper Jung
Jung L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 13th, 2017

The staff over at Malouf's Mountain are very accommodating and worked really hard to make our stay as great as possible!

Hipcamper Cathy
Cathy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 10th, 2018

We loved our stay and hiking in and around Malouf’s Camp. Dick Malouf and his staff were gracious hosts. For long time expérienced campers it was a treat not to have to bring our own gear and to stay very dry when it rained.

Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 11th, 2018

AMAZING experience. It was perfect for camping with our family. We rented a tent and had an amazing time. Every our hardcore camping friends had a great time. We love love loved it and will be back again soon!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2018

We loved our stay at Malouf’s! It was the perfect weekend getaway out of the city. We started planning our next trip on the way home!!
Can’t wait to come back and try that 4 1/2 hour hike!!!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 19th, 2018

We had a perfect experience with Malouf’s Mt. Campground. The hosts were welcoming and accommodating, the area was beautiful, and the campsites and facilities were in great condition. Dick provides everything you could need as a camper. Our site was stocked with plates, cookware, utensils, matches, a deck of cards, clean up supplies, and even basic seasonings for cooking. We opted for the 30 minute hike which was a bit challenging because you are actually hiking up the mountain, but the scenery is beautiful and you feel accomplished walking into camp. My favorite part was lying in our tent listening to the rain, with no worries about getting wet because we were on the roofed platform, and making pancakes on the small stovetop in the morning while listening to the creek running by. It was a relaxing escape and we will definitely return!

Home for the weekend!The platform had plenty of room for our massive tent.The platforms are fully stocked with everything you need to cook camp meals.Cooking breakfast 🥞
Hipcamper luzval925@gmail.com
Luzval925@Gmail.Com V.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
September 4th, 2018

Besides not having near places to enjoy, my daughter got poison ivy, I called and let them know my poor kid missed her first day of school. If you don't know how or don't want to hike this is not for you, it was an struggle for me personally going to the bathroom since is so far down and going back. The staff and place are keep clean and they are friendly.

Malouf's Mt. Campground
New York
United States
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