View from on top of Breakneck Ridge - Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - Photo credit: Eduardo Gil View from on top of Breakneck Ridge - Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - Photo credit: Eduardo Gil Hikers ascending steep section of Breakneck Ridge Trail - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Hikers ascending steep section of Breakneck Ridge Trail - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin View of Sugarloaf Mt .-  Breakneck Ridge Loop - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin View of Sugarloaf Mt .-  Breakneck Ridge Loop - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike steeply climbs Breakneck Ridge, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River.

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Despite its relatively short length, this is generally considered to be the most strenuous hike in the East Hudson Highlands. It involves steep climbs over rock ledges that can be very slippery when wet. You'll need to use both your hands and your feet in many places along the way. Proper footgear is essential for this hike, which is best done on weekdays, to avoid the crowds on weekends. Do...

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Trip Reports

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June 05, 2018
5
Excellent views! Great place
Excellent views! Great place to hike! The rock scrambling adds to the fun and the challenge of this hike.
hssoto
March 26, 2018
5
Love this Hike

One of my favorite hikes

jerdsneker
November 21, 2017
5
Fantastic hike - but not for the faint-hearted
Just completed this hike for the first time. The first ascent is insane - very difficult, and if you have any fear of heights your will will be tested for sure. That said, it was 100% worth it. Getting to the top of the first summit was an amazing experience. The three summits that follow provide incredible views. The descent down the red trail is murder on your knees and hooking up with the yellow trail was definitely a sight for sore legs. Follow all of the advice given here. Do NOT attempt in wet weather. All in all, absolutely loved the hike in spite of the challenge it provides.
jtfrankel
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