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Breakneck Ridge Info
WELCOME TO BREAKNECK!
There are numerous trails--marked and unmarked--in the Breakneck Ridge area, and almost all hikes here are considered strenuous. Below are links to descriptions of two of the most popular hikes.
On weekends Memorial Day Weekend through Veterans Day, our Breakneck Trail Stewards (right) are available at the Breakneck trailhead with maps (highly recommended), water (highly recommended), trail condition updates, and other tips to help you enjoy your day.
We hope you enjoy your hike and invite you to get involved by helping to care for the trails you love. Stop by at the trailhead info station, say Hi!, and learn more about how the Trail Conference supports great hiking in our region.
The Stewards will be sharing photos and experiences via the Trail Conference Twitter account twitter.com/NYNJTC. Follow it to keep up with weekend news from Breakneck.
Two Popular Hikes
- Said to be the most popular hike in the country, this strenuous rock scramble is not for everyone. Click to read the detailed description: Breakneck Ridge Loop, or scroll down and watch the video from "Unboring Exploring."
- A strenuous hike to and from the Village of Cold Spring: Bull Hill (Mount Taurus)
PLEASE NOTE THAT BREAKNECK RIDGE GETS VERY CROWDED, ESPECIALLY ON WEEKENDS. Consider these alternative hikes.
Hike Safe and Enjoy Your Day: 10 Hiking Essentials
Watch Out For: Deer Ticks (they carry Lyme Disease)
Protect Our Park: Leave No Trace
All Aboard! Metro-North Train Info
Share Your Experience
Have you gone hiking on Breakneck Ridge or in Hudson Highlands State Park? If so, New York State Parks wants to hear from you! Follow this link to complete their survey and share your experience: http://surveys.parks.ny.gov/s/breakneck/
Your answers will help guide future planning of the trails and resources in the park.
C O N T I N U E Y O U R A D V E N T U R E
Trail Love Days at Breakneck Ridge
The Trail Conference is looking for adventure-seekers who enjoy being outdoors, aren't afraid to get a little dirty, and want to give back during our Trail Love Days:
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
SUNDAY, AUG. 28
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 & SUNDAY, SEPT.18
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 & SATURDAY, OCT. 1
Give a few hours of your time, and you'll get all the skills you need to help improve trails, plus snacks, a free T-shirt, and the satisfaction of making a difference!
Click on the video below to take a Virtual Hike on Breakneck