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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

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Breakneck Ridge & bull hill Trail is a 9.6 mile loop trail located near Beacon, New York and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & snowshoeing and is accessible from March until November.

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Recent Reviews

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Thacher Park and Indian Ladder Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

wouldn't really consider this a hike, but it was very beautiful. you can drive to the top of the park and simply view the scenery...as well as walk 4-5 different trails in the area. all the trails are flat and well walked. ...not steep or rocky at all. perfect for little kids. a few trails would be great for running!

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Thacher Park and Indian Ladder Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

wouldn't really consider this a hike, but it was very beautiful. you can drive to the top of the park and simply view the scenery...as well as walk 4-5 different trails in the area. all the trails are flat and well walked. ...not steep or rocky at all. perfect for little kids. a few trails would be great for running!

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Prospect Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

my first real hike! while i like to think of myself in relatively good shape, this hike definitely gave me a work out! it's pretty steep all the way up, and most of the time, you're climbling over rocks and trees.

it's a quick hike - took about 2-2.5 hours to get up and down - but the view at the top is wonderful! there are picnic benches at the top, so make sure you bring snacks to enjoy your hard work!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Breakneck was better than expected, easy to find, and well marked. Great day trip from NYC. On the verge of rock climbing at times the trail was fun and challenging. The downhill portions will take a little toll on your knees and ankles. Parking is solid and views are awesome. We saw a pretty big snake on the trail too right off 9D.

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Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway: Yonkers to Croton Dam in Three Sections
by Kevin Cooper

9 Completed 4 Reviews

QUESTION: Former avid single track rider. Injured 4 years ago but finally getting back on a bike, actually it is recumbent trike with mountain setup. Ready to start trying easy / moderate dirt paths but I do not know if this trail is wide enough... my trike is approximately 2x width of reg bike. I have seen a few trails mismarked as single track or mountain biking.

Thanks. Any other bent riders in the ny / long island area.

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Overlook Mountain Hike
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35 Completed 30 Reviews

Started the trail this time from long path. We were,t prepared for it to be that long (thought it would be the same as starting from the Buddhist place) so we began at around 4. The whole thing leading up to Echo Lake was about 10 miles (we were done and back to the parking area around 8 with stops in between). There is a very eerie feeling about Echo lake, almost haunting (not in a bad way). As though there is a giant glass bubble around the lake and the whole thing has been preserved like a hologram through time. First of all we felt some really loud vibrations, and steps close to us, then a really deep low growling (and after having tons of experience with the bears in the area I can assure you it was not a bear). We went to look for what it was but never found anything at all. The other strange thing was probably the water current itself, along with 3 ducks that were swimming by when we got there then out of nowhere 1 of them just disappeared into thin air. There were also tons of giant dragonfly/flyfish looking things flying past the water nonstop. Very strange indeed. But in a dreamy way. Overall it was a nice hike.

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Plattekill Falls (Platte Clove Preserve)
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35 Completed 30 Reviews

Nice secluded area. The trail begins past a red barn~house. Follow the sound of water to get to the first smaller waterfall (which is an unmarked path) and from there after passing through the waterfall (only if the stream isn't too powerful) turn left and follow the water to the bigger waterfall. This area has the same vibe as Kaaterskil and unfortunately the same deadly incidents that have happened to hikers that weren't too careful, despite the whole thing being a really easy walk. Careful not to look over the edges.

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Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail
by Kevin Cooper

9 Completed 4 Reviews

QUESTION: Former avid single track rider. Injured 4 years ago but finally getting back on the bike, actually a recumbent trike with mountain setup. Ready to start trying easy / moderate dirt off-road but I do not know if this trail is wide enough... my trike is approximately 2x width of reg bike. I have seen a lot of trails miss categorized trails.

Thanks. Any other bent riders in the ny / long island area?

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Codfish Point Trail
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35 Completed 30 Reviews

We started the path from the long trail which connects to The Devil's hiking route and other mountain trails. Long path is as the name suggests a pretty long trail but there isn't much elevation gain so overall it's a nice walk through the woods. Before getting to Codfish Point you will pass a rock quarry zone from the 1850s and an area on the left where people made their own furniture using the flat~rocks. Really creative! Then comes a shelter house and lastly (if you want to stop there) codfish point on the left, overlooking the Hudson River. There is a nice handmade stone bench where you can rest a bit and enjoy the view.

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Red Hill Trail
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35 Completed 30 Reviews

The whole hike is about 4 miles not 2.2 miles. It's simple, and quick, with a nice view from the fire~tower. A hike that people of all ages, that are in normal shape, may enjoy. The trail area is surrounded by private hiking lands so please make sure to follow the numbered path, (it was a bit hard for us since we went up during sundown). It starts out easy then during the last quarter mile the elevation picks up quickly with a sharp bend to the left. The overall area is well~kept but not really populated. It seemed as though there hadn't been many other hikers there for months.

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