Breakneck Ridge Trail to Wilkinson Trail Via Bypass Trail

HARD 54 reviews

Breakneck Ridge Trail to Wilkinson Trail Via Bypass Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall Landing, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

forest

views

muddy

rocky

scramble

hiking
11 days ago

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.

1 month ago

One of my favorites!

2 months ago

Great bouldering - bring your A game. Once you make the flag pole the trail becomes easier. Incredible view. Our 10 year olds love it.

3 months ago

Lots of rock scrambling and great views. You work hard for the reward and the endorphin high at the top is fantastic!

4 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

4 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

4 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

5 months ago

Very fun ascent given all the rock scrambles. descent got a bit monotonous given it was a lot of steep down stepping. highly recommended for the amazing views that you get pretty immediately after beginning and getting 1/4 of the way through the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Had to cut it short but will be back to do the rest. Great trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Completed this hike in the pouring rain..one good point I had the trail to myself instead of having dozens of people around me. Bad points...views were obscured by fog..and I wanted to complete the Ridge loop but had to take the shorter route because of the weather. Nevertheless I was grateful for the peace and quiet with an empty trail and also grateful for the Scarlet Tanager, one of my favorite birds, landed on a tree directly in front of me. Climb up was certainly a bit more challenging in the rain. Made the best of an off day from work

hiking
5 months ago

make sure to start from the South entrance to the trail. Thats where the steep part is. I definitely prefer to climb the steep rocks and then descend gradually. Great time!

hiking
6 months ago

Love a good scramble, this was challenging and nicely rewarding. We did the loop, the second half of which is an easy walk in the woods. My group would have preferred to go the steep way back down, but this cremnophobic only scrambles in one direction. (Up and hugging the everloving crap out of the wall.)

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail

6 months ago

My friends and I completed only the Wilkinson Trail portion up to Sugarloaf Mountain and then the same way back, which was moderate-to-hard in severity with some steep rocky inclines. We probably would have died had we gone on the whole Breakneck Ridge Trail LOL... so this is an excellent option for people who are less intense about hiking, but still want a good workout and an INCREDIBLE view. Definitely recommend and would return!

hiking
6 months ago

Definitely a heavy steep but well worth the hike. Something I would do again.

7 months ago

Amazing scenic views, bring tons of water, be prepared to hike. It's a difficult hike but you could do it. 9.5/10

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This is a fantastic hike. The rock scramble start is challenging, but with many breathtaking views of the Hudson.
Once you arrive at the top, the ridge portion is a welcomed change of pace - also with amazing views. The descent is pretty steep.
I would certainly do this again.......

3 months ago

2nd time I went there and it’s worth it...

20 days ago

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