Mike Clancy - [masked] Black Hyundai SUV
Metro-North allows hikers to get off train at a small platform just north of the Breakneck parking lot. It arrives about 9:05AM. From train, walk south to the parking lot to meet the group.
Fun hike up Breakneck and Mt. Taurus and hike the trails through the ruins of the old Cornish Estate. Nice viewpoints!
Distance: Approx 8 miles
Duration: Approx 4.5hrs
This is NOT a beginners hike and one should not overestimate his/her abilities. Hikers who move faster or slower than the main group must be able to hike on his/her own.
The first .8 mile is a steep rock scramble that's fun yet challenging. We will move at a moderate pace. From the Breakneck Trailhead on Rt. 9D (by the tunnel), we will do the rock scramble up the white trail and stay on that trail to the Blue trail. We will turn right on Blue towards Mt. Taurus. From Mt. Taurus there will be nice views of Cold Spring and the US Military Academy. We we then descend on the White (Washburn Trail) then right on Yellow (Undercliff Trail) to the Red Trail. We will then turn left on Red and head back to Rt. 9D and to the parking lot. There will be several nice viewpoints along the trail. Bring a camera for some great photos! Hikers should have the appropriate attire and footwear, a map, first aid, water and snacks/lunch. This hike is about 8 miles and should take about 4.5 hrs even with breaks.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.
See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
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