ANTICPATED HIKE IS ABOUT 3 1/2 MILES AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 3 HOURS TO COMPLETE. THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT FOR LUNCH AFTERWARDS.
THE HIKE DOES REQUIRE ROCK SCRAMBLING. PLEASE BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.
BAD WEATHER WILL CANCEL HIKE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATES
We will hike up the normal Breakneck Ridge WHITE TRAIL all the way until we reach the RED TRAIL leading to 9D (clearly marked). When we reach the YELLOW TRAIL we will follow it out to 9D (clearly marked).
We will hike at a moderate pace stopping at the flagpole to let the group come together. We will then continue up the mountain stopping to enjoy the views and waiting for those members that need to catch up. While we do not leave anybody behind this is not a beginner hike and you should be comfortable with your ability to keep a reasonable pace. If the group is too large we may split into two groups to allow the groups to go at their own pace.
Make sure you bring good shoes with traction (hiking shoes are always better), synthetic clothing, water, snacks and lunch.
THERE IS NO MEMBER LIMIT FOR THIS HIKE. HOWERVER, THERE ARE NO GUESTS ALLOWED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HIKE WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS NOT A MEMBER PLEASE ASK THEM TO JOIN THE GROUP.
THERE IS A $2 CONTRIBUTION REQUEST TO COVER THE COST OF THE WEBSITE. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY BUT GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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, continue north for another 0.2 mile to parking area on the left side of the road.
Take the Metro-North Hudson Line to the Cold Spring station and walk north on Route 9D to the trailhead. On weekends and holidays, two trains in the morning stop at the Breakneck Ridge station, a short distance north of the trailhead.
You agree when you for this hike you have read and understand the below.
If you join us for a hike please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. By signing up for this event you understand that you are hiking AT YOUR OWN RISK.