Beacon Trails

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails in Beacon

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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

  • Best Mountain Biking

  1. Fire Tower Trail

View More

Recent Reviews

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
1 day ago

rock climbing
2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice hike and views, way too many people to be really enjoyable. At some point, you are in line waiting your turn...not for small children, and I would avoid also small dogs in the first part.
But on the whole, a really great hike.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

first off get ready to do some rock climbing from the get go for.... oh i would say like 30-40 mins but if u pace ur self u will be fine. But once ur at the first summit at around 6 hundred something feet u will see a flag pole and u would truly appreciate yourself and the huge mountain across the river that looks almost majestic. From there onwards u have 3 more summits left but my party only did the next two before we opted out to take the long trail back before sunset. By the way this was our first hike and had no idea wat was ahead of us . If i can recommend anything grab a map coming down the long slanted trail was kind of confusing at points when we couldn't find trail marks . There are many ways to do this hike so just plan the route ahead and good luck.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
6 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

It Was awesome good hike nice views

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
7 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Very challenging!!


7 days ago

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great !!!

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
9 days ago

backpacking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail with a fun rock scramble but can get packed on the weekends.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
9 days ago

backpacking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail with a fun rock scramble but can get packed on the weekends.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
10 days ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
13 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
15 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Cool


15 days ago

Beautiful hike with splendid views of the Hudson River.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
16 days ago

6 Completed3 Reviews


16 days ago

hiking


16 days ago

on Mount Beacon Trail
18 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
18 days ago

hiking
10 Completed8 Reviews

Great hike all around. Not for one who doesn't like rock climbing or heights. I'm not one for it at first yet made it with a little encouragement .

on Mount Beacon Trail
19 days ago

hiking
5 Completed6 Reviews

Pretty steep and rocky ascent on the red trail. some unmarked trails can be confusing too. Two sweeping views in this trail (old train station and fire tower) are the most visited. it can be crowded during weekends. This trails offers a great 360 view of the Hudson from the south to the north, the bridges, the small town of beacon and really great green vegetation of mount beacon. Careful when climbing up the fire tower esp when it's too windy.

on Mount Beacon Trail
20 days ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

I am a beginner hiker and it was quite steep. Finished to the top in an hr following the red trail. Great view once I made it to the top. For me it was a one time only hike but very enjoyable despite the incline mountain.

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
20 days ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews