Breakneck Ridge Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Mar 12, 2021 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2021

loop hike  Sucess!

I saw this from Taurus a few months back so I did the direct ascent followed by a bushwhack of Sugarloaf. Fifty minutes to the top at a slow pace to admire the view.


wannabepeakbagger - Jul 9, 2019 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2019

not too crowded  Sucess!

After 4th of July weekend, not too many people out. And the trail was dry. double bonus

Tim_Kroeze - Feb 17, 2016 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015

A Great Short Scramble  Sucess!

This doesn't take long, but is pretty steep and a lot of fun. You can be to the top in 25-35 minutes if you're in good shape, and there are multiple stopping points with good views. The best view only takes about 15-20 minutes to get to, and only requires about 600 feet of elevation gain!


hannahnelle - Dec 6, 2015 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2015

December Hike

Short but wonderful hike with lots of opportunities for hand over foot scrambles.


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 2:38 pm

Awesome Scramble  Sucess!

This is a great little scramble that you can easily spice up a bit if you so desire...


ron6788 - Mar 6, 2015 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Highlands best  Sucess!

This is an awesome climb! The best views and workout you could get in just 1/2 mile!


nefarious_1_ - Jul 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Great Hudson Valley hike

Probably my favorite Hudson Valley hike. A nice scramble and wonderful views. If you're in the area, this is the hike to take!


JRaphaelson - Jun 25, 2012 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Route Climbed: Breaknick Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Great climbing to start, and shortly thereafter rewarded by spectacular views of the Hudson River. But that's about it. The trail afterwards is quite uneventful aside from a nice view or two.


landfill - Dec 19, 2011 10:26 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

great day hike  Sucess!

just got back from this one. 5th time up great short hike, was icy in spots but always a good climb


Chinigo - Jun 22, 2011 9:31 am

Great climb  Sucess!

I did this with a group of friends. It is probably the best scramble in the area. I went up the Breakneck Ridge Trail, but down by the Bypass and Wilkinson.


SawtoothSean - Dec 11, 2010 12:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2010

Really Cool  Sucess!

Really great hike with my son and grandfather- we did the loop and it was nice and steep with fun Class 3 scrambling. I came for a visit from the west and have done hundreds of peaks above 10,000 feet, so I had low expectations. But I was really pleasantly surprised!


jcoalter - Apr 4, 2010 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Made it!  Sucess!

My first Highlands trip. When we made it a mile in the first hour I was like, enough! We'll never get through 8 more! But we did and the climb and the views were great.


chocodove - Apr 4, 2010 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Copperhead  Sucess!

Great hike. Saw a copperhead on the way up. Be careful out there! Between the timber rattlers in the area and those you have to watch where you step.


PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Nice loop  Sucess!

Did a nice loop going up Breakneck Ridge, over to Bull Hill and down. Weather was pleasant, partly cloudy and warm.


Koba - Jun 9, 2008 5:00 pm

Favorite weekend getaway  Sucess!

Have done most of the routes on Breakneck numerous times. My favorite is still Breakneck (W) to Mount Beacon. Still have yet to see a rattler.

Rob A

Rob A - Jun 1, 2008 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

a fun scramble  Sucess!

the best hike i've seen so far in the area


birdny - Jun 3, 2008 8:02 pm

Re: a fun scramble

Rob Glad you finally got over to the East side of the Hudson!

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 26, 2008 8:52 pm

10x (at least)  Sucess!

This is my favorite scramble in the area. It can be made more "interesting" by veering off to the right or left of the trail.


EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:35 pm

Love it

One of my favorite hikes in SE NY. Amazing overlooks of the Hudson with some fun scrambling.


POLUKO - Aug 28, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Great climb  Sucess!

Forgot the camera...guess I will have to do it again.

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