Photos of Breakneck Ridge, Notch Trail, Bull Hill, Undercliff, Cold Spring

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,959 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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3 months ago

The first portion is scrambling, which I think is why this is graded as difficult, and the rest is easy/moderate rolling hills. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because the first part is VERY crowded if you go on a weekend—you’re basically climbing up in a line of people and need to stop often to wait for those in front of you. It’s still really fun though and the views are stunning. When you get past that first peak, the crowd thins out a lot and it’s super peaceful.

We did it in 3.5 hours with a lunch break and several other 5-15 minute water breaks. I’ve also done it in 3 hours without feeling the least bit rushed.