Breakneck Ridge Trail to Wilkinson Trail Via Bypass Trail

HARD 96 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
1,236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

forest

views

muddy

rocky

scramble

hiking
5 days ago

This hike was hard but it had great views. We climbed over 1000 feet but we didn't climb to the top which was about 1200 plus feet. I filmed most of it but there are times when I needed 2 hands. We plan to do the Arden Point and Glenclyffe Trail. We've did the Bear Mountain to Tower and Anthony's Nose and Doodlett Town. I also filmed those trails too. When you get a chance, check it out. https://www.youtube.com/user/jhn170

hiking
14 days ago

Get ready to rock climb for the first mile up the mountain. During the climb up, there are beautiful spots to take pictures of the Hudson River and its surrounding trees.

The last two miles are a breeze - just don't get lost.

Pick up some good trail running shoes (I love my Nike Terra Kiger 4.0's!) and a map (at the beginning of the trail) and you'll be fine.

hiking
21 days ago

Enjoyed the hike (not difficult) and countryside but had trouble following the markers, very hit and miss.

26 days ago

great hike

hiking
1 month ago

This was an amazing hike, very difficult at times. Be careful have fun.

Its rough, natural and the view is beautiful! So worth it! Loved the hawks.

2 months ago

This is a hardest trail my daughter and I have ever hiked before and we totally love it. Took a small dog with us and had to help him up up several times. It is so steep that you definitely should finish the hike as a loop and not going back down the same way you climbed up. Beautiful views. Heavily trafficked. Wound do it again in the Fall.

2 months ago

Pretty pretty pretty pretty good

3 months ago

Great climb, just a wee bit short. Beautiful sights and photo oportunities.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, did this hike over the summer 2017

hiking
6 months 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.

7 months ago

One of my favorites!

8 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.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

10 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

10 months ago

This hike is challenging but so worth it!!

11 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
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
11 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
11 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
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fun trail

Monday, June 26, 2017

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
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Amazing scenic views, bring tons of water, be prepared to hike. It's a difficult hike but you could do it, best rock scramble in hudson valley.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

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.......

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