A technical climb to a series of beautiful overlooks.

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Description

Breakneck Ridge is a popular but strenuous and technically-challenging hike/trail run that leads to a gorgeous overlook of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands.

The loop shown here is the shortest and most popular option on Breakneck Ridge, which reaches a few stunning overlooks on the ridge before looping back down to the river. The ascent up the ridge is steep and technical, requiring arduous scrambling up a never-ending series of boulders.

In some places, the ridgeline is quite exposed, too.

While this exposure opens up gorgeous views, runners with a fear of heights should proceed cautiously.

On the flip side, if you're sick of simply running mellow trails that simply wind through the woods, consider tackling Breakneck Ridge as a truly challenging climb! **Note:** At the time of this writing, the trailhead is currently closed for renovation from March 1, 2023, to July 1, 2023.

It should reopen after that time. Sources: https://www.travelingfoundlove.com/hiking-breakneck-ridge/ https://triptins.com/breakneck-ridge-hike/