Breakneck Ridge

Trail, Other Great Outdoors, and Mountain
3250 Route 9D (Hudson Highlands State Park), Cold Spring, NY 10516, United States
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    Selene L.
    "Great rocky steep climb with fabulous views from the top"(8 Tips)
    Jon h.
    "amazing views and fun rock scrambling oppurtunties."(3 Tips)
    Asher K.
    "Amazing hike but be prepared for a serious workout to get up here"(12 Tips)
    Vicki N.
    "Breathtaking views, get to the top - worth the climb."(8 Tips)
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  • Venera V.

    Short and steep uphill, long downhill, river views, train access

    Venera Varbanova · 2 weeks ago
  • Zac S.

    The hike is great

    Zac Seipp · 2 weeks ago
  • Bogdan P.

    Great place to hike. Do the rock scrambling trail!

    Bogdan Popa · November 1
  • Kien N.

    Lots of incline but the view is well worth it!

    Kien Nguyen · October 19
  • Andrew F.

    Great views of the Hudson!

    Andrew Furman · October 19
  • Fanny M.

    Great hike to watch Sunset!

    Fanny M · September 27
  • Jeremy K.

    THE BEST hiking in the NYC vicinity. Take the metro north train from grand central, but come prepared with food and water! The train stop has none of it. Continue on to beacon tower!

    Jeremy Kuriloff · August 15
  • Elysia M.

    CRAY INCLINE but great, worth it:

    Elysia Mann · August 15
  • Jessica R.

    Lots of climbing. Getting up was not a problem but going down was a challenge. We followed the red trail down but then all of a sudden disappeared? No marks and ended up off the trail. Be aware

    Jessica Romo · June 28
  • Asher K.

    Amazing hike but be prepared for a serious workout to get up here

    Asher Krell · June 15
  • Jeremy W.

    Do not underestimate the ridge... do not bring young children or elderly relatives. They cannot manage the ascent.

    Jeremy Wilcox · June 14
  • Roniel T.

    Great hike! But beware, if you're thinking it'll be easy to get a taxi or hitch a ride to Cold Spring, guess again.

    Roniel Tessler · June 11
  • Mike N.

    Best day hike in the NYC area!

    Mike Nolte · May 16
  • Jeanne C.

    Download map app Avenza bc IT IS possible to get lost aka go on a longer hike deeper into not ever going home😳

    Jeanne Cho · May 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • Jason A.

    Careful of the raspberry bushes, ha!

    Jason Alongi · July 15, 2011

    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
  • 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

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