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43 mi 69 km of trail 5 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Featured Hikes in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 5

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Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge Bypass

2.8 mi 4.5 km • Loop • 1,129 ft Ascent 344.21 m Ascent

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

Breakneck Ridge to Sugarloaf Mountain Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km • Point to Point • 1,490 ft Ascent 454.2 m Ascent

(24) Cornwal…, NY
Favorite The view of Hudson River looking south.
Intermediate

Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km • Loop • 1,496 ft Ascent 455.89 m Ascent

(7) Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite Undercliff
Intermediate

Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

6.6 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 2,051 ft Ascent 625.14 m Ascent

(4) Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite View of the Hudson and Beacon from the railway machine room at the south summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Beacon South Summit

2.5 mi 4.1 km • Out and Back • 1,028 ft Ascent 313.25 m Ascent

(6) Beacon, NY

Trails in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 15

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Breakneck Ridge Trail
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 23 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Washburn Trail
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Cold Spring, NY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #3Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.4 km Beacon, NY
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Casino Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Beacon, NY
3.8 mi 6.1 km #5Undercliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
3.8 mi 6.1 km Cold Spring, NY
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Dennings Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Beacon, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Beacon, NY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Cornish Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Cold Spring, NY
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8Fishkill Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
4.7 mi 7.6 km Beacon, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Beacon, NY
4.0 mi 6.4 km #10Osborn Loop
Intermediate
Fort Montgomery, NY
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Fort Montgomery, NY
7.4 mi 11.8 km #11Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Easy
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Easy
7.4 mi 11.8 km Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
2.2 mi 3.6 km #12Nelsonville Trail
Easy
Cold Spring, NY
Easy
2.2 mi 3.6 km Cold Spring, NY
0.4 mi 0.6 km #13Dozer Junction Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Beacon, NY
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Beacon, NY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #14Carriage Trail
Easy
Highland Falls, NY
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Highland Falls, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #15Breakneck Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Cold Spring, NY

Photos of Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 58

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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
Remnants of an old rocking chair along the ridge.
Jul 18, 2017 near Beacon, 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
Breakneck Ridge I
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
View of the Catskills from the top
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
Undercliff
Sep 17, 2019 near Cold Sp…, NY
Late Summer Hudson River at the beginning of the trail.
Aug 13, 2019 near Beacon, NY

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