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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Crane Mountain Loop Hike
9 hours ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Hiked this with husband and 3 kids (ages 10, 9 and 7.) We took the summit route first and then the pond. It's a difficult hike but our kids made it look easy with us following behind. Amazing views! A must for any hiker!


13 hours ago

hiking

This is one of my all time favorite hikes, what a great experience. Check out my full review which includes directions and other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cranemountain

on Hadley Mountain Trail
14 hours ago

7 Completed5 Reviews

Pretty steep, much harder going down than up.

on Goodnow Mountain Trail
14 hours ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

Perfect hike for a quick trip into the woods for some nice views. Good hike for kids as well. The tower at the top offers amazing views but dont look down! can be done in under 2 hours if you are in good shape.

on Awosting Reserve Trail
15 hours ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

some nice overlooks, but mostly walking through densely wooded areas. not sure I would do it again...I love a nice long hike, but I need some amazing views to make it worth it. these views on these trail were nice, but nothing amazing.

on Seneca Mill and Cascade M...
16 hours ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

That's great! Able to get into water!

on Walt Whitman High Hill Tr...
17 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Hand Hollow Conservation ...
17 hours ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice trail with lots of benches here and there to take a break. Good scenery too. No problem for kids either.

on Blue Mountain Trail
19 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

A great day hike, steep and rocky on the bottom half, steep, smooth rock on the top half. Summit has an interesting history that can be told by the in-residence Summit Steward from mid-June through mid-August. A relatively short hike but one that requires a degree of fitness, plenty of water, good footwear and trekking poles are helpful. Summit views are mostly obscured by pines but the 35' fire tower is solid and offers 360 views including Mt. Marcy and Algonquin.

on Whiteface Mountain Summit...
21 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I wasn't super impressed with the views on the way to the top of the mountain. But the views at the top were amazing.

on Blue Mountain Trail
23 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Blue Mountain is a great trail. The views when you reach the top are fantastic. It is pretty strenuous at the top but well worth it. Be aware if the weather is cloudy you may not be able to enjoy the views when you reach the summit.

on Black Bear Mountain Trail
23 hours ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing views. Love this trail


1 day ago

As it was my first time on this trail the experience was wonderful. The weather was gorgeous only making my hike even better. "Lemon squeeze" part of the journey was a bit different however fun. The rock climbing aspect and how much you sweet is definitely worth the view. Planning on another hike here in the near future.

on Sam's Point and Verkeerde...
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

absolutely breathtaking!!!!

on Poke-O-Moonshine Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed1 Reviews

Not much view on the way up, but the view from the summit is gorgeous. Some sloppy groundwater stretches here or there, but pretty traversable, overall. A good uphill workout without being treacherous.

on Slide Mountain Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike. Did it with my 9 year old in about 2 hours. Views are not great because of trees but a small lookout before the summit is actually best.

on Ampersand Mountain Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Challenging but well worth it! Took me and my 12 year old son an hour and a half to the top.

on Hudson Pointe Nature Pres...
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Peaceful

on Mount Beacon Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing trail! Follow the red markers up. You will reach a point where you stop seeing red markers but just follow the trail up and you will reach the top and see amazing views. Some steep rocky parts but worth it to see the view.

on Ampersand Mountain Trail
1 day ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Awesome views at top.