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Hike Breakneck Ridge Rock Scramble - Sky's the limit!

This one of the nation's leading local day hikes according to one of the top online hike sites.

If you love rock scrambles, challenging your personal best, need a breathtaking day outdoors with amazing vistas look no further .. this is it!

Sweeping views of the Hudson River, impressive overlook of Bannerman's Castle, humbling facade of Storm King across river, and spiraling vertical from the top.. the views are here. Just 80 minutes from NYC.

It is a testament to your ability to having fun, challenging your inner limits while pushing your outer limits with an elevation of approximately 1,220' at the beginning of the hike.

Our hike is approximately 7-8 miles along the ridge after we summit Breakneck. Sugarloaf North (or Mt. Taurus) is our final summit before descending back down to Earth and heading out to a great break for victuals and grog before heading back to the the urban jungle.

Register Free:

Date: SUNDAY, May 18 (weather permitting)
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: None (except your travel costs)

Elevation: 1,220' (depending on who you ask)
Miles: 7-8 miles
Pace: Casual and forgiving
Level: Moderate to Advanced hiker or runner - MUST be in good cardio shape

Transport: Drive (ride sharing); Metro North from NYC if you want to take the train and wait for group upon arrival
Distance from NYC: Approx. 80 miles

Social: Apres hikes bite and brew in Cold Spring after hike

Directions to parking lot:
Driving Directions

Take Route 9D - 8.5 miles to the Village of Cold Spring. Continue straight past village (and gas station). There is a supermarket as you enter town if you need to pick up hydration, food or other supplies.

Continue straight along Route 9D past Rt 301 intersection in village where gas station is, for another two miles.

Pass through tunnel going under Breakneck Ridge. Continue for another 0.3 mile and park in a small parking area on the left (west) side of the road along RR tracks.

For Metro-North Hudson Line riders take train to Breakneck Ridge stop (just AFTER Cold Spring if coming from NYC). You will be a short distance north of the car parking lot (between 1/4 - 1/2 mile). Visit Metro North website for train schedule and costs. Make sure to take train that arrives BEFORE 9:30am otherwise you will be double timing to catch up with us on the trail as the group will depart at 9:30am.

You MUST register because changes may occur that you need to be notified about. Don't just show up.

Please indicate if you are attending by registering:

Also if you need or can provide a ride - include your email and cell phone number in private message to me. If you do not see a response from me contact me as not all communications always get through.

Hike strong, live long and with passion!

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  • Carson

    We had ten participants and climbed the face of Breakneck and then hiked up the spine of Mt. Taurus before heading into the quaint hamlet of Cold Spring for a friendly social bite and drink before heading back to the city. Great fun loving group, gelled well together, and everyone got their anticipated workout and masterful experience. We climbed/hiked approx the height of two Empire State buildings stacked atop one another, travelled between 6-7 miles and enjoyed a beautiful day in the woods!

    May 19, 2014

  • Paul

    stupid broken fingers!!!!!! arghhhhhhh

    May 16, 2014

    • Carson

      You type pretty well for someone who broke their fingers! You must be using Dragon Voice Recognition software :) Feel better soon.

      May 16, 2014

  • Carson

    There'll be another hike to Schunnemunk Mountain and Megaliths, Saturday, May 31. It's NY's tallest mountain south of the gunks - 1+ hour from NYC.

    May 16, 2014

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