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Breakneck Ridge Trail

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 4.7 (26)

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


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

79%

Runnable

1,539' 469 m

High

104' 32 m

Low

1,735' 529 m

Up

385' 118 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Need to Know

If running 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.

Runner Notes

The beginning of this trail is a steep scramble and isn't suitable for trail running. After that, no problems.

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

Shared By:

Ben Duchac with improvements by John Patrick

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 26 votes

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  4.7 from 26 votes
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Photos

Breakneck Ridge III
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Breakneck Ridge I
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
Breakneck Ridge. Bear Mountain, NY.
Oct 29, 2016 near Cornwal…, NY
View of the Catskills from the top
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.
Jun 27, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Hudson River from Breakneck Ridge
Sep 27, 2018 near Cornwal…, NY

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