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Breakneck Ridge Trail

 4.6 (18)

Length


4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


1,735' 529 m

Ascent

-385' -118 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

1,539' 469 m

High

104' 32 m

Low

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Unknown

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A steep scramble to some great Hudson Valley views, followed by beautiful trail of rolling hills.

Ben Duchac

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Need to Know

If hiking with a dog, be aware that there is a lot of rock scrambling which may require you to lift of carry smaller dogs over the large scrambles so a harness is recommended.

Description

From the trailhead you cross over the road and straight up past a series of summits with progressively impressive views. Once you get to the top, follow white blazes through the woods, dropping into a couple valleys, and then climbing out again. The trail follows the ridge, passing the beacon mountain fire tower, then heading to beacon reservoir, where it connects to the top of the Mount Beacon South Summit trail.

Flora & Fauna

Birds and deer, a coyote if you're lucky.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY State Parks

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Check-Ins

Nov 4, 2018
sambroad
Oct 6, 2018
Soly Mahmoud
Jul 29, 2018
Vanessa Vincent
9.6mi
Jun 23, 2018
Peter Hoepfner
Jun 9, 2018
Kyle McGuiness
May 14, 2018
Stasya Chernyshova
Apr 22, 2018
Natalie Anillo
Beautiful day, great hike, did 3 peaks, could have done a 4th, then went through the Cornish Valley through-hiking to Cold Spring for dinner
Apr 20, 2018
Britt Spina

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  4.6 from 18 votes

#108

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  4.6 from 18 votes
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