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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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Great hike. Lots of rock scrambles. Beautiful views

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Mount Beacon
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Truly strenuous ascent and glorious crest at the ruins. Trails continue on so much to explore!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Wonderful!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Amazing always

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Mount Beacon
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

First mile is hell but after that it's beautiful view after beautiful view. Make sure you male it to the fire tower at the peak. It's worth it.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

It is a very challenging trial. But it was fun too. Make sure you bring enough water !!! You will be thirsty a lot!!!

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

This is hands down one of the more difficult trails in the area, but definitely worth the views! There are multiple ledges that offer views of the Hudson river from different elevations. Lots of areas to practice rock climbing. Great place for a picnic too if you just want to hike to the first ledge with the flag pole and hike down after. Remember to bring plenty of water on a hot summer day.

Also, keep an eye out for the local reptiles. There is a special species that only live around this area. They are rare/skiddish but if you keep an eye out you have a good chance of finding one or two.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

I've done this hike over a dozen times , my now 12 year old has been doing it since he was 6 , and my daughter has done it 3 times , it's the only hike she liked

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