Breakneck Ridge Trailhead, Park Ridge
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Breakneck Ridge Trailhead, Park Ridge - Address
Address: Breakneck Ridge Trail, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
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The Breakneck Ridge Metro-North Railroad station serves hikers and campers traveling to and from Breakneck Ridge, north of Cold Spring, New York, via the Hudson Line. Trains stop there on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. It is served by twelve trains daily on those days, six to Poughkeepsie in the morning and early afternoon, and six to Grand Central Terminal in the afternoon and early evening. It is 55 miles (89 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 28 minutes. It is located off an embankment from New York State Route 9D, with only one sign (on the east side of the track), merely a small path leading to the overpass and then down to the tracks about a half-mile (1 km) north of the main parking area for the Breakneck Ridge hiking trail. A small, wooden low-level platform permits disembarkation from the front of the last car on the train (i.e. the door one car length from Grand Central Terminal when boarding). Note, due to limited availability, the Cold Spring Station can be used as an alternative to reach this location. It is approximately 2.7 miles away but trains run almost hourly.Wikipedia
Overview of Breakneck Ridge Trailhead
As you traverse the city of Park Ridge, you'll stumble upon Breakneck Ridge Trailhead. Breakneck Ridge Trailhead is easily missed on a visit to Park Ridge.
Most of the Park Ridge tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Breakneck Ridge Trailhead.
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Breakneck Ridge is an amazing place to spend the day hiking. Be aware that there is some pretty intense steep hiking up a rocky incline in the beginning. It is fun, but may be too difficult for some. There are different trail options. We opted to take the 6 mile route, which had several beautiful views. We had done Bear Mountain several times before, and Breakneck Ridge was a great upgrade to that hike. We look forward to hiking this trail again in the future.
Nice hike, there was an information stand at the bottom of it. The hike in itself is challenging technically : lots of rock climbing for the first half. I would recommend to avoid popular times during the weekend. When I went (Sunday morning, around 11am) it was super crowded and I had to wait in line during the ascent. It was also a bit dangerous as some people didn't pay attention and I had a rock fell on me from another hiker above us.
Go during the week!!!! Sunday was so over run with people. It would have been ok if those people knew what they were doing. I saw two people fall. One guy came off a boulder and rolled between two trees, almost knocking into me. Luckily I could see him being reckless and waited off to the side. No one was seriously hurt, but going during the week will reduce your chance of almost being taken out. The views are amazing but will be more enjoyable with less people.
There was a booth the day we went on a hike, well maintained trail start. Restrooms available. Maps also ( easier to just download online- also save paper). Hike itself was amazing, short but well worth it for the views and scrambling on the rocks to get to the top.
Great trail! rated hard, but not as scary as it looks, as long as you're in somewhat of a shape and pace yourself and drinks tons of water. trails are marked well, easy to follow. views are amazing. the train drops you off right there, so it's perfect for city dwellers who have no cars. the hike is free!