Intermediate-Strenuo­us Hike: Breakneck Ridge

Terrain: Intermediate-Strenuous, not a beginner hike
Distance: 4-5 miles (about 3 miles of difficult rock scrammble)
Pace: Relaxed/We decide the pace while enjoying the views
Welcome: All experienced hikers
***Please attend hike if you do not want to race to the top. We are NOT in a hurry.*** Breakneck Ridge Rock Scramble
IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS THIS IS NOT FOR YOU
Hiking and Rock Scrambling are dangerous. We do not charge for this event and we are not a professional group. You participate completely at your own risk. Please keep in mind that even though the distance sounds short, this hike is a workout! Lots of elevation, ups and downs. Meeting at the northernmost lot of the three on 9D, just north of the tunnel. Driving Directions:
From Westchester:
Taconic N., NY Rt. 301 W., 9D north
Proceed north on N.Y. Route 9D for about 8.5 miles to the Village of Cold Spring. Continue ahead on Route 9D for another two miles past the intersection with N.Y. Route 301 in Cold Spring. Immediately after passing through a tunnel under Breakneck Ridge, there will be three parking areas on 9D - let's meet in the northernmost one. From NYC:
take George Washington bridge to the Palisades Interstate Parkway Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Cross the bridge and proceed north on N.Y. Route 9D for about 8.5 miles to the Village of Cold Spring. Continue ahead on Route 9D for another two miles past the intersection with N.Y. Route 301 in Cold Spring. Immediately after passing through a tunnel under Breakneck Ridge, there will be three parking areas on 9D - let's try the northenmost one. Roughly 1 hour without traffic.

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  • Frank

    This was worth a broken camera, haha. Had a great time, thanks Moni.

    November 23, 2010

  • Marianne

    Delightful.

    November 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Ramona for organizing a challenging hike with a great group of people. Nice to be outdoors with such wonderful caring friends. Until we Meetup again...keep having fun!

    November 22, 2010

  • Judith P

    This is an awesome hiking group. Very supportive hiking buddies. The hike was well paced and the views were spectacular. Frank, Amy, Steve thanks for the beautiful photos and Moni thanks for organizing another terrific hike. Bradley also sends his thanks especially to Willie for helping him up that really steep rock.

    November 22, 2010

  • Moni H.

    Thank you all for a wonderful hike. Also, for your patience as we had hurdles to jump through. We had perfect weather and conditions to climb. It was a pleasure to meet Marianne. I enjoyed catching up with everyone and developing the friendships. A locked car, lost member, broken camera lens and lost phone won't stop us from enjoying ourselves...

    November 22, 2010

  • Willie S.

    Love to hike Breakneck. Thanks Ramona.

    November 22, 2010

  • Moni H.

    The season for Breakneck is almost over (for me); therefore, I decided to open up the hike.

    November 10, 2010

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