Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon, NY that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Breakneck Ridge & bull hill Trail is a 9.6 mile loop trail located near Beacon, New York and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & snowshoeing and is accessible from March until November.
Awesome hike but it's always so crowded. I've been here twice once on a Saturday and once on a Sunday once in spring once in the fall and both times it was so crowded it was almost ridiculous. A pretty tough hike I would definitely recommend some solid hiking boots for the rock scrambles . If your going on a weekend try to leave early in the day, I doubt you'll have any of the veiws to yourself but maybe it'll be a little less crowded .
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
Really fun hike with great scrambling. To make it more challenging after the initial climb to the top, keep going and follow the trails back through the forest.
Biggest downside is the popularity and amount of people doing this hike.
Legendary Hike. The best in the Hudson Highlands. If you enjoy scrambling this is the place to go. The views are unbeatable. Would not recommend for beginners.
1,000 foot ascent in the first mile. Scramble is almost vertical at times. Very fulfilling, good work out.
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.
loved it. very technical
Very difficult 14 miles
Stunning view!! Be prepared for some (okay, maybe more than some)scrambling to begin with but it's worthy for the view. What a great workout. Love this hike!
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.