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Breakneck Ridge Loop

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9D Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516-3003
+1 201-512-9348
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Scrambling up the rocks so you need to be fairly fit.

Got off the train from nyc, (this is the train recently made famous in a recent Liam Neeson movie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard T
Challenging loop but worth it!!

The first part was pretty much climbing up- it was pretty steep at points but manageable. One point... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sct10
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“rock scramble” (12 reviews)
“red trail” (6 reviews)
“breakneck ridge” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9D Fair St, Cold Spring, NY 10516-3003
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+1 201-512-9348
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"views are amazing"
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"actual hiking"
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"long island"
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"train ride"
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"great workout"
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"on the rocks"
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"flag pole"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got off the train from nyc, (this is the train recently made famous in a recent Liam Neeson movie, The Commuter), at Cold Spring. Walked up to the trailhead which is along the main road north from Cold Spring. The most difficult part of the...More

2  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first part was pretty much climbing up- it was pretty steep at points but manageable. One point I did have to be pulled up as couldn’t seem to find a place to clamber up. It was worth it though. Views are amazing and definitely...More

Thank Sct10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked up here recently on a warm summer day, and really enjoyed the experience. Near the start you need to be prepared to scramble up over the rocks, as you climb about 1000ft over a distance of less than a mile. But the climb...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went as a group of 6 and helped each other encourage one another. It was a great experience the rocky scramble is definitely what makes this hike tough but very worth it. As we got through the peaks I just couldn’t believe I was...More

1  Thank MIke R
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It's not the most demanding hike in the world, and it more than pays off for the views you get when you reach the peak.

1  Thank mcguyven
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect getaway spot for anyone looking to reconnect with the outdoors and experience life for what it truly is

1  Thank Samuel B
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This loop will be closed to the general public for the 2018 season as renovations are made to the trailhead, Metro North railroad station and thus allowing the trailside's regrowth. We have seen firsthand the increased popularity of Breakneck Ridge and although it truly is...More

6  Thank redmeatandwhisky
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I hear this hike is a zoo during the warm months so we decided the day after a December snow storm (only 4-5”) would be a nice quiet time to go. It was. The hike up white (actual breakneck trail) was pretty dicey but we...More

2  Thank Charlie S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I was very on the edge about doing this hike. Especially in the snow when all of the suggestions from the park website say do not attempt well rocks are wet. And I suggest you do not attempt the hike while rocks are wet. But...More

Thank umas7
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We did the Breakneck Ridge Bypass (white - red - yellow) on a pretty cold day and it was very manageable. Before the hike, I read a lot of reviews and guides describing the rock scrambling as extremely challenging and I was hesitant to go...More

Thank uspork
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MIke R
8 May 2018|
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Response from eldon pwwka c | Reviewed this property |
It can be if they are not athletic. There are easier trails to take. Be sure they wear right clothes and plenty of fluids
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declan217
4 May 2018|
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Response from eldon pwwka c | Reviewed this property |
They really are clueless as to when the trail will close for the connector work. Over budget and no contractor.
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