Breakneck Ridge Trail to Peak #4

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Breakneck Ridge Trail to Peak #4 is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cornwall Landing, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,161 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

scramble

This is a route which, starting at the western terminus of the Breakneck Ridge Trail, takes you up the first 4 peaks thereof. This is the most popular part of the trail, so it is frequently quite crowded. There is considerable rock-scrambling involved, but the fairly constant views are awesome. The route (though not the trail) ends at a viewpoint at the 4th peak, after which you have to make your way (carefully) back down the way you came. [A safer alternative to this is to descend back to the intersection with the Undercliff Trail (yellow blazes), and descend via the combination of the Undercliff Trail, an unnamed green-blazed trail, and the Brook Trail (red blazes).]