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All reviews rock scramble red trail breakneck ridge views are amazing challenging hike start early hudson river the main road nice trail climbing rocks wear hiking boots common sense lots of water avid hiker actual hiking miles total train ride
I’ve done the Breakneck Ridge hike a few times but this was my first time with my dog. I have seen many others bring their dog so I figured we would be okay. We made it but I honestly wouldn’t recommend it unless your dog...More
This hike is not a walk in the park. It is very steep at times and honestly, dangerous. It's very popular and very rewarding once you reach the top. The view from the top is unbeatable. I've hiked this easily 10-15 times already.
I've done this hike many times over the last 20 years and its popularity has increased dramatically. It is challenging relative to other hikes in the area, particularly if you go up the face (white trail). It is a rock scramble with some precarious areas....More
Went there for photography and didn't prepare a map. Google maps didnt work.
This was my first hiking experience, and it was extreamly difficult. Read enough information before you go. I was lost for several times. I was in the mountain for six hours, and...More
Had a fantastic hike at breakneck this weekend - took about 3.5 hours to complete the loop. a few tips:
- go EARLY. i mean, the earlier the better. otherwise, expect crowds and waiting in-line to climb
- put your valuables in ur backpack. don't...More
We visited the town of Cold Spring this past weekend and wanted to do a small hike, and the Breakneck Ridge Loop was our choice. There's actually a shorter loop that takes only a few hours and has just as nice scenery if you don't...More
Rock scramble is an understatement — you will be climbing rocks, so ideally you should be flexible and reasonably strong! After the climb, we took the trail to the right that wound gradually down to Cold Spring for lunch
Bottom line: if you are experienced be next to the exit when you get out of the train otherwise you will be stuck behind a hundred people for the whole ascension.
We took the 8:45 am train from grand central on Sunday.
The hike is...More
Did this hike today w a friend. We drove up from midtown Manhattan (about 1.5 hrs) and was able to find parking around 9:15 am right next to the trailhead. There is a small staff of people next to portapotties to ask questions and give...More