Dawn gone good hot dogs. And yes, Breakneck is still very, very crowded on weekends, and I would recommend not attempting it on a weekend unless you get there VERY early. I’ve removed the warning and linked to the notice from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference above. Thank you for creating the topic, will keep an eye on it! Lost track of time and where I was and didn’t get out of the woods until 5 hours later. I hope the dog and everyone else will be okay. Continue walking and you will come to the old Cornish Estate. Hey Mike just wanted to point out that I just found out that Breackneck Ridge is not yet closed, and won’t be until Spring 2018! Went Hiking with my husband July 30th 2018. Anthony’s Nose can be accessed from Manitou (also really good views, but easier and not particularly technical). Can we do this with no special prep? This is really helpful — thanks for the update on trail conditions, Jessica! As for the tree (I assume we’re talking about this one from the slideshow? It was very crowded. From the map, it looks to at least double the length of this hike, but the terrain shouldn’t be as gnarly once you’ve gained the initial elevation. Woot, finally made it out to the hike and it was great. My coworkers and I are planning a hike here in 2 weeks. That is a tough question to answer. I walked from the station to the trailhead before. So detailed, and informative. Hey Justin — I don’t know anyone who has used these guys, but they reached out to me earlier this fall, and the site and write-up look pretty solid: https://yourguidetoadventure.com/adventure_travel/breakneck_hike_nyc. and about 100 other people who decided scrambling up the face of a mountain would be a good idea. Also, don’t worry payment was provided on the trail by a few bottles , Sounds like you hit it at the right time, Kelsey! Thanks for description of the trail. Depending on the time of year, I would truly advise not to bring the poor dogs. I personally would not recommend the hike to inexperienced hikers. If you visit Breakneck on a weekend, the excellent trail steward from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will be on-hand to provide advice (more info on that program here: https://www.nynjtc.org/stewards), Buried in the comments below, you’ll also find a discussion where one hiker reported having a positive experience with some a local guide outfit that runs trips from NYC (perhaps they could offer advice on Bannerman, too? We went here yesterday with my staff thinking we were doing the other one thats 7 rated. I generally hike in sneakers. That’s awesome to hear! So I took both of them for hiking. (For New York City hikers, there’s also a Breakneck Ridge MTA stop right across the street from the trailhead, with a limited weekend-only schedule. If you drive in from the city, you should have no trouble seeing the rocky cliffs from quite a way out. Just good boots, you take the white trail up, easier staying to the left, nice hike on white and you can always go to the right for a more difficult climb, venture off trail for some abandoned building,s nice Hike , we go on weekdays because it can get busy on weekends, going next monday. In the small saddle after the last big bluff, ignore the Yellow Trail as it departs to your right. Keep climbing, and eventually, this mountain will run out of bluffs to throw at you. We finished this loop today (7/6/2014) and enjoyed it very much. Hi, Leah! My buddy and I took the train there, hiked the trail, and ended up in Cold Springs, where we caught the MetroNorth back. An initial steep, reasonably long but very fun rock scramble (boulder type rocks, difficult for small people!) Parking spaces along Route 9D South of Breakneck will be reduced. Not at all. There is actually a stop at Breakneck Ridge a handful of times per day. I was not sure if I was on right track. Is it appropriate to eat at a restaurant after hiking? There are other routes to the top (you can see the Hudson Highlands trail map linked in the “Resources” section above), but your proposal is a good way to do it. Is that an easy walk? City hikers – please use common sense when taking a trip up here from Brooklyn to hike. It had been many years since I’d climbed it, and my most vivid memory from Breakneck was our friends hoisting their black lab over some rocks that were too steep for their poor pooch to climb. My irresponsible, shot-in-the-dark guesstimate: 6.5 hours total, or 2.5 additional hours onto however long it takes you to do the W-R-Y version. One is that you have to touch the rocks and the other is that you are touching the same rocks as others. – The red trail turn immediately after the white-red junction is still poorly marked, but the well-worn unmarked trail appears to be “official” per the park map The first time I hiked this trail I was with the LADY! I saw some very young kids (6 or 7 years old) on my last trek there, and they seemed to be eating it up. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated and helpful! I’m not an expert about getting around without wheels around here, but that sounds like a great topic idea for the forum. Mike, thanks so much for putting this website together. Glad I can help in any way. Breakneck Ridge is so steep that children, older adults, and anyone out of shape are not recommended to attempt the hike. Beautiful and amazing photos of the scenery, what is the average time it took you to complete the trail? Ran out of water and food halfway through. With multiple cliff overlooks and ever-expanding views the entire way up, this hike is not to be missed. When will it be close for renovation? I’ve done it many times and followed the blue or yellow (shorter) trail back to Cold Spring after the ascent. Breakneck Ridge Trailhead in the Hudson Highlands State Park will reopen this weekend. During certain months, the Breakneck Ridge stop is open, which drops you off a few feet away from the trailhead; other months, you'll need to get off at Cold Spring. If it’s totally closed, we’ll take an Uber from Cold Spring station (the station before Breakneck Ridge Station) which costs about $10-15. We altered the parks department and said the first part of the hike is owned by the MTA and they won’t stabalize the path. First turn also has an official sign. From the train stop or parking, make your way south along the road to the trailhead. 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