Breakneck Ridge Trail

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Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1397 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

A popular destination for hikers looking to escape NYC, this short and difficult loop trail heads up Breakneck Ridge and winds down Wilkinson Memorial Trail, passing Sugarloaf Mountain on the descent. The trail includes some steep climbs and rock scrambles over ledges. Breakneck Ridge is a scenic mountain with rocky cliffs along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring in New York. The parking area is at the Breakneck Ridge Train Station off route 9d and the trailhead can be accessed at the southern end of the lot. This is a great hike for views of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain across the water.

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Great, fun hike that is easily accessible via public transit from NYC. Lots of scrambling but can get crowded during summer weekends. Good views throughout the trail.

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This trail has great views and lookout spots! However, it was extremely packed, so get an early start to avoid the crowds.

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Just the best. Lots of steep scramble, sometimes bordering on bouldering. Great workout. Great adrenaline rush if you climb up some of the steeper rocks (at your own risk) instead of the trail. Views are gorgeous and plentiful. Stunning, challenging, fun. Wear grippy boots. Watch your foot placement when scrambling. Rocks are really slick, even when dry.

14 days ago

Love it!!

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15 days ago

Be prepared for an early, fairly rapid initial ascent. Plenty of rock scrambling also. The view is definitely worth the effort.