Breakneck Ridge

Rugged and beloved, this is the toughest hiking mountain in the Hudson Highlands.

Peak Details

Height:  1,260ft  (384m)

Range:  Hudson Highlands

Level:  Hardest

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Breakneck Ridge Hiking Trails & Hikes

hikers on breakneck ridge

Breakneck Ridge

Super scenic and super sketchy — this is the funnest and most popular day hike in New York’s Hudson Highlands.

 Seasonal Notes for Breakneck Ridge

Rain / Ice

Do not attempt to hike or climb Breakneck Ridge in winter or when it’s been raining. There are many spots on this very steep and rocky climb that will expose you to fatal injury.

Breakneck Ridge should only be hiked when it’s bone dry and with appropriate gear. If you have a fear of heights, do not hike this mountain.

 Breakneck Ridge Topography

 Summit Forecast: Breakneck Ridge

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