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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Beacon, NY that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Mount Beacon

Beacon, NY

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Great steep trail. Good for running. Good afternoon or morning hike. Only takes a couple hours.

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Awesome.

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Mount Beacon
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Starts with 200 metal stairs then at the top the trail starts. The first whole section is a very steep uphill climb for 1500 ft. Great views of the Hudson,Catskills,Newburgh,Beacon, and NYC. You can continue to the next summit. It's mostly flat until you get to the near end which is pretty rocky but pays off with amazing 360 degree views at the 2nd and final summit! I've done this hike 8 times it is great! Challenging but pays off you should visit Mt Beacon!

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Fun and loved the rock climbing. Would do it again!

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We started at 11:15am today, we went up 157 steps up this steel stair case and started a pretty steep ascent that took us two hours to the Fire Tower. It was a very demanding and challenging hike with many steep ascents, the views were all breath taking and very panoramic. The day held up with cloudy skies, that made for a very cool and brisk day. Once we saw the ruins of once a motorized trolley of once past, it was discovered that this sight was a turn of the 21 century ski area before the famous resorts we know today, it had a restaurant and I am sure many of attractions but, it fell on bad economic times and closed in the 70's. We had a great hike and the descent was very hard on our knees. So I recommend that you be in good physical shape to conquer this Summit. the Fire Tower was breath take of the unbelievable view it offered of the Hudson Valley. I high recommend it, to whom ever wishes a great work out.

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A fun, scenic, and accessible day-hike which (for this last reason) was unfortunately very crowded –– at least at the start of the almost 10 mile loop. Interesting features include several steep scrambles during the initial ascent which offer views of the Hudson, Storm King Highway, and Bannerman's Island, as well as some interesting ruins of an old dairy farm.

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Challenging 11 mile hike with some rock scrambles. The paths are not well marked definitely recommend going with someone that has hiked it before. Beautiful scenery and a lot of fun. Be careful of the rocks underneath the leaves they're rough on the ankles!