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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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Mount Beacon
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

A very nice hike. One of the few mountains available in the Lower Hudson Valley. I encountered a bit of ice on the trail near the top but still certainly doable without any special equipment other than hiking boots.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
by Jennifer Weiss

4 Completed 4 Reviews

Loved the rock scrambles. Beautiful views!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Very nice trail, mixture of Rock scrambles, flat and pretty strenuous uphill treks. When you first arrive you are at the hardest part of the trail unless you love climbing. Nice view at the top of the 1st climb near the flags then another climb. After that it gets a lot easier until the uphill trek and you reach the top.

We went on a foggy morning in Autumn which later on cleared up so the views were pretty cool.

Pretty strenuous Hike but well worth it.

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Mount Beacon
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

A perfect day trip from NYC: take Metro North Railroad for a scenic 90 minute train ride along the Hudson. Once in Beacon, walk roughly 25 minutes on Walcott Avenue to the Mount Beacon trailhead. It's a steep, rigorous climb to the top - about 45 minutes. Follow the Red trail markers. Not as many crowds as Cold Spring or Breakneck Ridge. Back down the mountain is pretty easy, about 30 minutes. Walk into town for lunch at Homespun Foods, a stroll along Main Street and end the day with a visit to the Dia Beacon.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent hike went up the white then to the yellow and followed the red down lost a garmin 655t if found contact garmin it's registered

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a combination of hiking and free form climbing, meaning you do not any climbing equipment. It ranges from moderate to a bit difficult at certain points, but would definitely recommend this to anyone that's in good shape and works out regularly. It has a few lookout points as you ascend up the mountain and views are breathtaking! Would love to come back!!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
by Jillian Zambelli

4 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked Breakneck yesterday. Loved the steep rock scrambling! And what beautiful views of the Hudson River and the surrounding mountains. Followed the white markers all the way up to the red then yellow and back to car on 9D. Can't wait to do this again. If you are afraid of heights and climbing rocks -I wouldn't recommend this hike for you.

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Mount Beacon
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

PHEW mount beacon was my very first hike, and I was dripping sweat by the time I was done, my first look at the stairs and I almost gave up right then and there, I'm so glad I didnt because the view from the summit is amazing, and now Mt Beacon is one of my favorite hikes. If you're up for it keep going! Take the red trail to go to the fire tower and climb up that and it feels like you're at the top of the world. Warning though- if you have a dog you may want to consider leaving them at the bottom of the tower- the stairs can be very sharp on their paws.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes, the rock scrambling is great you can go white for an easier path or orange for harder

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I did this on 9/29 and had a blast. The first mile was definately the hardest part of it. Did the loop to the red trail. Great for a day trip. I'd recommend getting there early. It got pretty busy as we finished up.

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