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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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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One of my favorite hikes in the Hudson Valley. Great views.

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I agree with other reviewers: I'm not a beginner hiker, but the first ascent was steep. I'd say this is a "moderate" hike compared to others near Garrison or Cold Spring, apart from Breakneck. I did the red to yellow to white. It was a beautiful day and the initial part of the trail to the ruins was pretty busy, but after I passed the turnoff for the Fire Tower, I was practically alone! Great for solitude! I skipped the blue hike up Lambs Hill, took a short cut from the blue to the white on one of the old forest roads, and did the whole 7 miles (according to my phone) in 3 hours flat. Great hike, well worth it. Also there is a little store right across from the entrance! Practical!

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I am not an avid hiker but since this app said the trail was easy to moderate I decided to give it a try. Could not make it to the top. I think the difficulty ratings should be more realistic for people that don't get to hike all the time. This was very steep all the way up which is why I didn't make it all the way. And for some reason, maybe the weather, the bugs were out in full force sticking to your skin and buzzing by your ears. Walking stick recommended! I will try again after more hikes in other places and will again give feedback.

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Loved it! Red trail was a little rough, but worth it and the cable car remains were cool to check out

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Great and challenging. Awesome views!

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Great trail with amazing views. It can get a little crowded on the weekends.

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I did it on a weekend so the only thing that's keeping me from giving this trail a 5star is because it was too crowded. Loved the idea that it's close to a train station and a quaint town. be prepared for a lot of use of hands during the first hour of your hike or should I say climb. it's pretty steep and also, the rocks and boulders can be very tricky especially when your with a bunch of people. it's great that they give you alt routes depending on your hiking skills and thrill level. I tried to do one very steep and hard climb but I was alone and didn't want To risk falling on a 1500+ feet drop. It's highly recommended that you take a buddy with you but for those lone hikers like me, that's one daredevil step there. almost right after you get to the red trail blazes the climbing and use of hands are minimal. the red trail is pretty much more on the descending part and watch out for you feet brakes! it can tricky with those leaves on the ground. yellow trail is the last leg of this loop and there's a small stream/waterfall just before you get out of the woods. I took a break there because the water was very refreshing and you can actually wash up there. the end of the trail is the parking lot by the Breakneck train stop.