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Recommended Routes in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 6

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Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge Bypass

2.8 mi 4.5 km 1,129' Up 344.21 m Up 1,135' Down 346.08 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge to Sugarloaf Mountain Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,490' Up 454.2 m Up 1,483' Down 451.97 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge to South Beacon Mountain Firetower

9.2 mi 14.8 km 3,181' Up 969.69 m Up 3,179' Down 969.03 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite View from Bull Hill Short Loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,496' Up 455.89 m Up 1,496' Down 455.9 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite Undercliff
Intermediate/Difficult

Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

6.6 mi 10.7 km 2,051' Up 625.14 m Up 2,057' Down 626.85 m Down

Cold Sp…, NY
Favorite View of the Hudson and Beacon from the railway machine room at the south summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Beacon South Summit

2.5 mi 4.1 km 1,028' Up 313.25 m Up 1,027' Down 313.17 m Down

Beacon, NY

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve Hiking

  • 78 Miles 126 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 13 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 16

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Breakneck Ridge Trail
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 29 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Casino Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY 13 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Undercliff Trail
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
2.4 mi 3.9 km #4Washburn Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Dennings Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Beacon, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Beacon, NY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #6Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Cornish Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Cold Spring, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #8Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Beacon, NY
4.7 mi 7.6 km #9Fishkill Ridge Trail
Difficult
Beacon, NY
Difficult
Beacon, NY
4.0 mi 6.4 km #10Osborn Loop
Intermediate
Fort Montgomery, NY
Intermediate
Fort Montgomery, NY

Photos of Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - 61

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Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Breakneck Ridge III
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Remnants of an old rocking chair along the ridge.
Jul 18, 2017 near Beacon, NY
View from Bull Hill Short Loop
Jun 3, 2021 near Cold Sp…, NY
Breakneck Ridge I
Apr 23, 2015 near Cold Sp…, NY
The steepest part, between the second and third summits (there's a way to go around if this is too much for you)
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
One of the numerous overlooks of Breakneck Ridge. This spot overlooks the Hudson River with Storm King Mountain in the distance.
Oct 10, 2020 near Cornwal…, NY
Test yourself (and your nerve) with the rock scrambles of Breakneck Ridge, the trail goes left from here, up that steep incline to the left of the hiker.
Oct 10, 2020 near Cornwal…, NY