Bridgeneck Ridge -- who doesn't love rocks scrambling.
- Scramble up the ridge with white (view of Storm King and Mt Taurus)
- Follow white until blue
- Turn left at blue to go down to Breakneck Brook
- Follow blue past the ruins of Cornish Farm
- Follow red after passing Cornish Farm
- Up Mt Taurus with yellow (view of Breakneck Ridge)
- Descend Mt Taurus on White towards the quarry (view of Cold Spring)
- Descend to the parking lot from the quarry (view of rocks)
- Leave from Cold Spring Metro-North station
The first part will contains rock scrambling.
There is no fee for this event. You attend at your own risk. Hiking and rock scrambling can be very dangerous!!! We are not professionals. Do not assume that we know what we are doing! In order to attend you must read and agree to our liability release found here:
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It is a commutable location. There is a Metro-North station that is serviced on weekends.
We would take Metro-North form Grand Central in the morning 8:50 AM. If you plan to take the train from Grand Central, please arrive half an hour before the train departure. Grand Central is a big place, it is easy to get lost if you are not familiar.
Returning with train from Cold Spring, train leaves Cold Spring hourly and takes 80 minutes to get back to Grand Central.
If you are using Google Maps (or Android), search for "Breakneck Ridge Metro North", it should point you to the Breakneck Ridge station itself. The trailhead is a few hundred feet to the south, by the entrance of the tunnel.
If you are not using Google Maps, search for "Chalet On the Hudson" (nearest establishment to the trailhead). That is located at "3250 Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516".
* If you are coming from the south, after you get to the Chalet, drive pass it and through the tunnel. The trailhead will be on your left after the tunnel.
* If you are coming from the north, don't drive through the tunnel.
Parking areas next to the trailhead maybe full. Use street parking on either side of the street or drive further down.
Since this is not a loop, I am going to ask the drivers to spot each other.
How car spotting works (assuming we need 2 cars):
3 drivers would drive to the end of the hike. 2 drivers would leave their car there, they would take the car of the other driver back to the trailhead. At the end of the hike, the 2 drivers would be able to shuttle all other drivers in the group back to the trailhead for their car.
(there is a slight inaccuracy in this map: The stream is on the wrong side of Red)
Cancelled if snow or rain. Please check in the morning of forecast says so.
- Bring lunch, water, trail mixes or other snacks
- Hiking shoes > running shoes > sneakers
- Gloves to protect your hand
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