Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Hudson Highlands State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Its rough, natural and the view is beautiful! So worth it! Loved the hawks.

This is a hardest trail my daughter and I have ever hiked before and we totally love it. Took a small dog with us and had to help him up up several times. It is so steep that you definitely should finish the hike as a loop and not going back down the same way you climbed up. Beautiful views. Heavily trafficked. Wound do it again in the Fall.

Nice incline to start the hike up north Beacon Mountain..the ruins are very cool and the view form the first overlook is wonderful. After that it's a nice walk through the woods until you reach the junction for the white blazed trail which will take you to the fire tower. View from the tower is glorious as well as the open peak. Was serenaded by several yellow warblers at the peak..also saw yellow rumped warblers, a vireo, a group of 5 cowbirds. Recommend going early in the morning to avoid the crowds that assault the trails on the mountain. The trailhead parking lot is currently closed, will reopen in summer '18

It was a tough hike. Steep climb up. Took an hour to the casino ruins stopping a few times to rest (we are 61 years young). It was worth the view. It was amazing. Coming down was a little tricky because it was slippery and showering. Would definitely recommend it

Lightly trafficked route compared to breakneck ridge proper trail, but same stunning views.

One bridge (if you can call the ugly steel plates they use bridges) is out 3/4’s of a mile in. The creek isn’t too hard to cross anyway, but it’s due for a few repairs in the first mile.

Trails are well marked, the beginning is a well worn path for about a mile.

There’s a new alternate blaze green detour that takes you between the peaks rather than over them. (They have route maps posted, See pictures) There’s no real path and it’s less travelled, we enjoyed it since a foot injury prevented us from climbing higher anyway.

This route terminated at the turnpike entrance, there are no parking lots or structures nearby. You can follow the road around to reconnect with the Campbell Rd entrance.

Nice relaxing trail, no real challenges but worth it for lovely creek and spooky rock structures and walls.

Great climb, just a wee bit short. Beautiful sights and photo oportunities.

Awesome trail with beautiful snow.

Good elevation gain and great views.. I like it

hiking
2 months ago

My family and I hiked the trail while it was snow covered. A bit challenging due to the conditions...wear good boots with aggressive tread. The view from the summit is breathtaking. Highly recommended.

Great Views. Took Yellow Undercliff Trail all the way back instead of the Cornish Trail. Snow on trail was packed down nicely except from the upper ruins north on the blue trail to the red trail junction on the breakneck trail. I was the first through there. Snow was a foot deep in most places.

Great hike, did this hike over the summer 2017

Very nice hike . Good parking at trail head . Initial
climb was about an hour and a half to some very
nice distant views south and east . The rest of the full
Loop is a gradual decent some of it rocky . Mid February
the creek - Breakneck Brook was full w great
sound effects . Went early not crowded at all .

Great hike

Love the scrambles and the moderate to difficult areas which always keep the hike interesting. And then there are the views...

This hike has beautiful views and well-marked trails but beware of ice and mud on a January weekend when the temps are in the mid-40s and the snow has not completely melted.

Hiking boots and poles are helpful!

It’s nice to go in a counter-clockwise direction, going up the steep side first and coming down on the blue/red path that is more gently sloping.

Off-road parking was available directly opposite the trailhead. A few other hikers were on the trail, but it did not feel crowded.

Really fun in the snow! BOOTS REQUIRED. Seriously. It's not a particularly dangerous hike, but because it's granite all the way up, any ice is hard to spot until you're slipping on it.

It's a decent hike. Steady but even ascent. There are four nice vantage points along the way. The summit was a but anticlimactic but is was a fun hike.

hiking
5 months ago

I started this hike from the beginning of the Under Cliff trail in the Nelsonville Nature Preserve, saw 2 pileated woodpeckers and 2 bluebirds as soon as I stepped onto the trailhead. To access the trail from here turn on pearl st off of 301 and take it to the end, there's a parking lot and a kiosk at the trailhead. Hike was approximately 9 miles round trip this route. Followed the yellow trail to white to blue to red and back to yellow. Not many views because of the snowstorm but absolutely serene as the snow fell in the woods

The first bit of the trail is fairly steep. Being new to hiking, I needed to stop a few times to catch my breath. Once you get to the first overlook by the ruins, the trail levels out for a while. If you continue on to the fire tower, the last 10 minutes up are rocky and have a bit of a grade to them again. It was in the mid 40s today and I ran into about 15 other hiking groups. The views from the overlook by the ruins are nice and the views from the fire tower are incredible. Make sure you bring water because you'll need it.

Great climb and the tower is great

Very challenging trail with great views
Definitely not for beginners

Great hike with great views. Did short loop and it only took 2 hours. Next time will go earlier to do longer loop.

took the red trail, only to the overlook spot. did not go all the way to the fire tower and was about 2-2.5 miles total. it’s a steady incline, and very well trafficked trail.

Great hike. I'd like to extend it to the beacon fire tower next time. Good views, some good uphill parts balanced with easy flat parts.

Absolutely gorgeous views! Did this a few weeks ago, end of October & the foliage was breathtaking. Super crowded though, but well worth it.

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