Breakneck Mountain

Trail, Other Great Outdoors, and Mountain
3250 Route 9D (Hudson Highlands State Park), Cold Spring, NY 10516, United States
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  • pinsuda s.

    The first part of the hike is the hardest... be prepared for some climbing! Read more

    pinsuda sagooleim · October 10, 2011
  • Jon h.

    steep initial climb is worth it for the amazing views and fun rock scrambling oppurtunties. metro north train from nyc will let you off near the trailhead.

    Jon hoffman · August 15, 2011
  • Trail W.

    If the climb doesn't take your breathe away, wait till you see the views! Read more

    Trail Walker · July 8, 2010
  • Selene L.

    Great rocky steep climb with fabulous views from the top

    Selene Liszka · May 29, 2010
  • Jay S.

    The flag pole is great for pictures and all, but don't be deceived. You still have a ways to go. Bring at least 1.5L of water for the standard loop trail

    Jay S · September 5, 2014
  • Houlihan Lawrence

    Breakneck Ridge is one of North America's most popular hiking trails. On a clear sunny day you can see the New York City skyline, so keep an eye out!

    Houlihan Lawrence · July 30, 2012

    Expect some hand-over-hand rock scrambles and wear boots that protect ankles. High winds and rain increase risk of the rocky ascent. Read more · January 21, 2011
  • Joy C.

    Beginning of the hike involves climbing a wall of boulders (don't bring a dog), and remember to look back at the scenic views as you climb! A Metro North to Breakneck Ridge is available on weekends.

    Joy Chen · November 21, 2014
  • Madm F.

    Great day hike. Take the route to Cold Spring and have dinner there. The train leaves from there too.

    Madm Fia · November 5, 2014
  • Deblette

    beautiful trails and uphill rock climbing.

    Deblette · October 12, 2014
  • Vicki N.

    Breathtaking views, get to the top - worth the climb.

    Vicki N · August 31, 2014
  • Brooklyn

    Metro station often does not stop at the breakneck station, so watch out. Get off at Cold Springs of that's the case, because a cab ride from Beacon will cost you $20 for a 5 mile ride.

    Brooklyn · March 19, 2014
  • Tiffany R.

    It was a serious challenge to me a beginner (:

    Tiffany Roberts · March 18, 2013
  • Ray T.

    Built a snowman yesterday.

    Ray Tse · March 11, 2013
  • David M.

    Park (4 cars) at the pull-off on the west side of Route 9d, just beyond the Breakneck Tunnel

    David Minkin · August 22, 2012
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    Joshua Helman · July 8, 2012
  • Varun S.

    Check out the abandoned house near the end of the blue route

    Varun Shetty · May 12, 2012
  • Jason A.

    Careful of the raspberry bushes, ha!

    Jason Alongi · July 15, 2011

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