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black Breakneck Ridge Trail

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,735' 529 m
Descent: -385' -118 m
High: 1,539' 469 m
Low: 104' 32 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 73% (36°)

Dogs

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

Ben Duchac

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.

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Land Manager: NY State Parks

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Jul 7, 2019
Jonathan Bright
dehydrated, felt like dying
Jun 28, 2019
John Sockwell
7.9mi — 5h 59m
Jun 16, 2019
Roberto Rico
Jun 2, 2019
Sean Connell
May 12, 2019
Theus R
Nov 4, 2018
sambroad
Oct 6, 2018
Soly Mahmoud
Jul 29, 2018
Vanessa Vincent
9.6mi

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  4.6 from 22 votes

#96

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