Breakneck Mountain Loop from Diltzes Lane

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Along the Breakneck Mountain Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Along the Breakneck Mountain Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes through dense mountain laurel thickets and crosses open rock slabs with interesting glacial erratics.

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Note:  The Diltzes Lane parking area, the starting point of this hike, has been temporarily closed to hikers, and hikers are not permitted to park there.  Until the area is reopened to the public, you should choose a different hike.

At a green gate towards the rear of the parking area, you'll notice a triple red-dash-on-white blaze that marks the start of the Tuxedo–Mt...

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Trip Reports

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March 02, 2020
5
Wonderful hike on a sunny March day
The detailed description of this trip with key turns and landmarks in this trip report was very helpful. My wife and I finished this 7.1 mile hike in less than 5 hours including breaks. While the hike was strenuous with steep ascents and descents on rocky terrain in many places, it also provided much needed relief on soft terrain covered with autumn leaves as the trails passed through Mt Laurel bushes.
rkavva60
December 08, 2019
4
Great early Dec hike !
Probably the best (winter) hike ever ! The park had a nice 3-4" snow cover and the temps were in the low 30's with no wind and mostly sunny. The initial climb is strenuous but it levels out and the remainder of the hike is relatively easy. The snow cover was never an issue as there was no icy spots to navigate due to the low temps since the snowfall. Only saw a total of 5 hikers all day. There are a few nice views while passing the lakes and ponds but no real overlooks. Still, this is a great 7 mile trek. I had a difficult time figuring out the red arrow trail head...I didn't see a cairn and the markings on the tree are easy to miss. In addition there is a solid white blaze on a tree at the start of the red arrow trail that I assume does not belong there.
rdgee65
May 25, 2015
0
Misplaced marker along power lines
We did this trail yesterday.  Just as the trail bears left, we also noted a red dash on white marker on a tree going straight on the right so kept going until we realized we missed the turn.  Ignore this marker
rjtivey
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