It was a really nice trail, steep at times but definitely worth it. Make sure to wear proper clothing and footwear because there are rocks you can slip on. I wouldn't recommend bringing children since the trail is a bit challenging. Overall it was an amazing experience
Anthony C. on Breakneck Ridge Trail
The breakneck ridge trail is probably the most scenic and challenging hike in the hudson valley region but the major problems are the heavy crowds, garbage and graffiti along the way. About 11 years ago you could get to the trailhead at anytime on a Saturday or Sunday and not have an issue with parking, extreme crowds were nonexistent and the trail was in pristine condition. Today the same spot resembles an atv trail instead of a footpath.
I've already written a review but forgot to mention-- this does not have to be such a long trek, OR out and back!!! Take the white BnR trail up, turn left at the red blazed Breakneck Bypass, then make another left at the yellow blazed Wilkerson memorial trail. This shortens the hike to around 3 miles, you make it to the top of the 3rd plateau with amazing views, and while you don't get the fire tower, you cut your ups and downs in half. Also, if you go back down the white blazed scramble you're crazy. Just keep going up until the red blazes.