Menu
Breakneck Ridge Trail - Breakneck Ridge Trail  tree outdoor landscape nature mountain sky autumn plant cloud background lake painting forest surrounded distance

Breakneck Ridge Trail - Hiking

,

Breakneck Ridge Trail Statistics

Distance

15 KM

Estimated Time

6 hours

What are the activities at Breakneck Ridge Trail ?

Hiking

See photos of hiking at Breakneck Ridge Trail

Why choose a trail at Breakneck Ridge Trail?

The Breakneck Ridge Metro-North Railroad station serves hikers and campers traveling to and from Breakneck Ridge, north of Cold Spring, New York, via the Hudson Line. Trains stop there on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. It is served by twelve trains daily on those days, six to Poughkeepsie in the morning and early afternoon, and six to Grand Central Terminal in the afternoon and early evening. It is 55 miles (89 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 28 minutes. It is located off an embankment from New York State Route 9D, with only one sign (on the east side of the track), merely a small path leading to the overpass and then down to the tracks about a half-mile (1 km) north of the main parking area for the Breakneck Ridge hiking trail. A small, wooden low-level platform permits disembarkation from the front of the last car on the train (i.e. the door one car length from Grand Central Terminal when boarding). Note, due to limited availability, the Cold Spring Station can be used as an alternative to reach this location. It is approximately 2.7 miles away but trains run almost hourly.

The Breakneck Ridge Trail is a challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Hudson River Valley. The trailhead is located in the town of Cold Spring, New York, and it spans just over two miles in length. The hike to the summit of Breakneck Ridge is steep and rocky, but the views from the top are worth the effort. Visitors can see the Catskill Mountains to the west and the Hudson River Valley to the east.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-73.9547742
41.4670803

What are the coordinates and address of Breakneck Ridge Trail?

Breakneck Ridge Trail
Breakneck Ridge Trail, New York, USA

Customer Reviews

0 out of 5 stars

Based on 0 reviews

1 2 3 4 5

Recent reviews

Starting Point

The Breakneck Ridge Trail is located in the Hudson Highlands State Park in New York. The park is located approximately 60 miles north of New York City. To get to the park, take the New York State Thruway to exit 18 and follow Route 9D north for approximately 15 miles. The park entrance will be on the left.

Why visit Breakneck Ridge Trail

The Breakneck Ridge Trail is a great place to visit for hikers of all levels of experience. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, making it a good choice for beginner hikers. The views from the ridge are stunning, and the trail is also home to a variety of wildlife. Hikers who are looking for a more challenging hike can find that on the Breakneck Ridge Trail as well, as the trail can be steep in some areas.

Is Breakneck Ridge Trail in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on the family's abilities and interests.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Breakneck Ridge Trail in New York are hiking, biking, and camping. A bref description not to be missed near Breakneck Ridge Trail in New York is the incredible views of the Hudson River Valley.

1. Hiking: The Breakneck Ridge Trail is a great place for a hike with stunning views of the Hudson River.

2. Picnicking: There are plenty of areas near the trail to have a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

3. Fishing: The Hudson River is a great place to fish, and there are several spots near the trail where you can do so.

4. Swimming: There are several places near the trail where you can take a swim in the Hudson River.

5. Boating: The Hudson River is a great place to boat, and there are several spots near the trail where you can launch your boat.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Smoke BBQ restaurant in the Flatiron district of Manhattan is a great place to eat near Breakneck Ridge Trail. They serve up some of the best BBQ in the city, and have a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

2. The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park is another great option for food near Breakneck Ridge Trail. They serve up some of the best burgers and shakes in the city, and it's a great place to relax and refuel after a long hike.

3. For Mexican food near Breakneck Ridge Trail, head to the Taco Truck in Inwood. They serve up some of the best tacos in the city, and they're always fresh and delicious.

4. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, head to the River CafΓ© in Brooklyn. It's one of the most popular restaurants in Brooklyn, and it offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

5. Finally, for pizza near Breakneck Ridge Trail, head to Joe's Pizza in Greenwich Village. They serve up some of the best pizza in the city, and it's perfect for a quick and easy meal.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No

Explore other trails near Breakneck Ridge Trail

Algonquin Peak, New York
Algonquin Peak, New York
New York
Expert
Distance: 13.36 km
Big Slide Mountain, New York
Big Slide Mountain, New York
New York
Expert
Distance: 15.93 km

Latest changes