Breakneck Ridge Trail to South Beacon Mountain

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Breakneck Ridge Trail to South Beacon Mountain is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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 April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,123 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

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. This hike can easily be shortened by turning back earlier, or made into a loop using one of the other trails in the area. Check out the nearby trails for other options!

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no shade
scramble
1 day ago

It is a really pretty view of the Hudson River, West Point and distant mountains. It is a long rock scramble so bring plenty of water. No complaints about the hike, the complaints I have are about the crowds. I went on a Sunday and there was a traffic line of people to get to the first viewpoint. Here's a tip to those who don't hike often: Be courteous of other hikers. Not everyone wants to listen to the rap music that you are blasting from your speaker or clean up after your trash that you drop on the floor.

hiking
2 days ago

New PR. Weather in low 60's (cloudy), which is perfect.

hiking
scramble
2 days ago

Fun but challenging hike. The first part has great views but way too crowded to really enjoy it. Once you get past the first 2 miles or so people begin to thin out and it really becomes enjoyable. Definitely give yourself plenty of time. Took us 6+ hours to do the full 9 miles.

hiking
5 days ago

littering "hikers" is massive problem here. please do not leave garbage on the trails and even better bring a reusable shopping bag and help clean up.

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rocky
6 days ago

Hard but amazing!

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rocky
scramble
8 days ago

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rocky
8 days ago

Nice

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rocky
15 days ago

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rocky
scramble
16 days ago

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rocky
16 days ago

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scramble
16 days ago

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rocky
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Good hike. Well marked trails. Fire by sugar bush.

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rocky
scramble
23 days ago

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rocky
scramble
28 days ago

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rocky
scramble
30 days ago

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