Hike Breakneck Ridge In Cold Spring, NY
The drive up to Cold Spring is about 1 hr 20 mins without traffic.
The side of the road is the best place to park but spaces can fill up quickly on weekends.
You can also take Metro North right to the trail head (Breakneck Ridge Station).
Decide on your route. I recommend the ~2-3 hr loop highlighted in yellow.
Start up the white trail, closest to the train station.
As you get toward the top, it gets technical. You’ll need to use your hands to scale the rock.
Enjoy the view over the Hudson as you walk on the ridge.
Look out over the Hudson Valley and snap a pic at the top.
Keep an eye out for the sign where you make a left to switch from the white to red trail.
The second half of the loop (including the descent) is much less technical.
On the way down, stop for a break in one of the teepees.
Grab lunch or a snack after the hike in the cute town of Cold Spring.
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