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4 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous views! Did this a few weeks ago, end of October & the foliage was breathtaking. Super crowded though, but well worth it.

5 days ago

it's a well balanced hike with less crowd than neighbouring Breakneck Ridge.

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

One if the best hikes in the Hudson

Finally tackled the ridge known as Breakneck and it did not disappoint in the slightest. Quite a windy day and I didn’t see anyone else for the first hour or so. Brutal 1st mile and the windswept leaves that piled up made things a bit tricky to say the least. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to have had the climb to myself for such along duration. From what I’ve read and heard it’s quite a popular destination. I’ve read that doing this hike especially the beginning ascent is good practice for the devils path and if that the case than this I’m sure will be the first of many hikes for me to Breakneck!!!

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13 days ago

Did this loop backwards intentionally. Started heading north and then looped back south to reach the fire tower and casino ruins.

This was an 8 mile hike.

The waterfall was a sight first thing in the morning. The panorama shot looking south toward the fire tower was a heck of a vista as well.

The fire tower and the casino ruins themselves were a bit unremarkable if I’m being honest.

The crowds of day-trippers roaming around the Beacon overlook made me feel out of place after spending the previous 7 hours immersed in nature.

Call me a purist, but it was too much juxtaposition for me.

Anyways, I recommend 7 out of 10.

Great trail with amazing views. Can get very crowded on weekends, especially when it's fall foliage season

Really challenging, especially at the beginning which takes some real athleticism, but worth it for spectacular views and beautiful rocky forest trail. Super easy to get to from Metro North. Crowded, especially at the beginning, but the crowds thin the farther you go.