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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Beacon, NY that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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Coming off the back of an ironman I'm glad I had this fitness to help me up the mountainside. Definitely recommend hiking shoes as the rock surfaces can be slippery especially when you are climbing vertically up them.

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Mount Beacon
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Love this trail I've summited eleven times going on twelfth! Outstanding views everywhere but when you start it's pretty damn steep. It will really get your heart pumping but after your up its fantastic! Absolutely awesome hike! 360 degree views of the Hudson valley from the fire tower!

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Mount Beacon
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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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New to hiking but this particular trail was scenic the entire way. Definitely my favorite. Going to be hard to top.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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I love the scramble up to the first three summits of the Ridge. While the stair-step path is a steady slog and thus too tame for me, there are several alternate routes up the rock ledges that require both hands (forget the water bottle and go with a hydration pack). Easy access from the Metro North rail line from NYC means crowds on nice days/weekends. We make a short 3-mile scramble/hike loop out of it by using the Red trail cutoff on the left after scaling the third summit and hiking the ridge for a while. See https://alltrails.com/tracks/quick-loop--37

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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My first hike, fun but challenging if you are a beginner.

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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super fun because there's lots of boulders and some scrambling. it says 5.3 miles out and back, but really this is a 2.8 mile loop, you just finish down the road from where you parked. there's really no reason to turn around and retrace your steps. The 2.8 miles will take you longer than you expect and you'll swear you hiked a lot further than you did, but really, all you did was 2.8 miles. Start on the breakneck ridge trail, turn left at the red blazes on the connector trail and then swing another left on the wilkenson trail. You'll end up back on the road where you'll have to walk a bit along the road back to where you parked.