Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW YORK: Hiking Breakneck Ridge

We started our hike along the Breakneck Ridge Loop Trail at about 10am. This trail is a steep climb up the face of a mountain with a gorgeous view of the Hudson River and Sugarloaf Mountain. The entire hike took us about three hours to complete, with several breaks to take in the view. It was incredibly challenging, but worth the climb. The loop is split between three trails which are coded in white, yellow, and then red. We somehow managed to get lost on the red trail (leading back to the start of the hike), but we found our way back to the parking area through another route with a beautiful view of the mountain we just climbed. 

It was a cool fall day, but on the face of the mountain there is no coverage from the sun. It's best to take this trail slowly and dress in layers. Footing can be tricky, and it's easy to lose track of the trail markings. There are alternate trail markings that get you to the same place from slightly different but easier routes. 

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  1. The views are gorgeous!!

    1. They really are! Thanks for commenting, Jess :)

  2. Wow, your photos and the views are just beautiful!

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