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Recommended Routes in Hudson Highlands State Park - 5

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Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge Bypass

2.8 mi 4.5 km 1,129' Up 344.21 m Up 1,135' Down 346.08 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge to Sugarloaf Mountain Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,490' Up 454.2 m Up 1,483' Down 451.97 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite View of Storm King Mountain on left, Breakneck Ridge center across river, and Mt. Taurus on right across river.
Intermediate/Difficult

North Point Loop

5.4 mi 8.6 km 1,551' Up 472.66 m Up 1,549' Down 472.1 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite View from Bull Hill Short Loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,496' Up 455.89 m Up 1,496' Down 455.9 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite Undercliff
Intermediate/Difficult

Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

6.6 mi 10.7 km 2,051' Up 625.14 m Up 2,057' Down 626.85 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY

Hudson Highlands State Park Hiking

  • 60 Miles 97 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Hudson Highlands State Park - 9

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Breakneck Ridge Trail
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 27 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #2Undercliff Trail
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Washburn Trail
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #4Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
3.5 mi 5.6 km #5Howell Trail
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Cornish Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
7.4 mi 11.8 km #7Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Nelsonville Trail
Easy
Cold Spring, NY
Easy
Cold Spring, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Breakneck Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY

Photos of Hudson Highlands State Park - 39

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Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Breakneck Ridge III
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
View from Bull Hill Short Loop
Jun 3, 2021 near Cold Sp…, NY
Breakneck Ridge I
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
View of Storm King Mountain on left, Breakneck Ridge center across river, and Mt. Taurus on right across river.
Apr 24, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
Climbing the initial scramble up the Breakneck Ridge Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
The steepest part, between the second and third summits (there's a way to go around if this is too much for you)
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
One of the numerous overlooks of Breakneck Ridge. This spot overlooks the Hudson River with Storm King Mountain in the distance.
Oct 10, 2020 near Cornwal…, NY