Breakneck Ridge

Breakneck Ridge

East Hudson Highlands

Hudson Highlands view south from Breakneck Ridge Hudson Highlands view south from Breakneck Ridge
41.441641, -73.976459

Often called ‘the most popular day hike in America,’ Breakneck Ridge is a challenging climb in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve about 90 minutes north of New York City. The trails on Breakneck Ridge test hikers of all ages with steep rock ledges and then reward them with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

The 2.8-mile Breakneck Ridge Trail is easily accessible by car via Route 9D and by train from Manhattan via Metro-North’s Hudson Line, so you can count on lots of company during your hike.

Make sure to wear athletic shoes or hiking boots to climb Breakneck, and bring plenty of water and snacks. A map is always recommended. Do not attempt this...

  • TRAIL ALERT: The Breakneck Ridge Metro-North Station will be closed for winter 2019 and will reopen spring 2020.

  • This is a challenging climb that’s steep in sections...

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