There comes a time when every New Yorker must escape the city for a breath of fresh air. Luckily, you don’t have to go too far to find it! Read on for everything you need to know about the Breakneck Ridge Hike, one of New York’s toughest yet most beautiful trails.
How To Get To Breakneck Ridge From NYC?
To get to Breakneck Ridge from NYC, you can take the Metro North. On the weekends, the train stops at Breakneck. During the week, you have to get off at Cold Spring, a town about 2 miles from the trail head. You can also drive of course, but there is limited parking by the trail.
How do I get from Breakneck Ridge to NYC?
If you don’t have your own car and are looking to take part of Breakneck Ridge as a day trip from NYC, that can be solved by heading on the Metro North Hudson Line from Grand Central Station. On weekends and holidays, the train will stop right near the trailhead at the Breakneck Ridge Station.
Where is Breakneck Ridge NY?
Breakneck Ridge is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, straddling the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties.
Reach by Train
Every weekend Metro North runs a train up & back to Breakneck Ridge. Leave Grand Central at 8:48AM and arrive at the Breakneck Ridge station at 10:15AM.
What is the cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Breakneck Ridge?
The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Breakneck Ridge is to drive which costs $10 – $16 and takes 1h 17m.
How far is it from Manhattan to Breakneck Ridge?
The distance between Manhattan and Breakneck Ridge is 47 miles. The road distance is 57.4 miles.
By Car from New York City
On the other hand, if not taking the train from NYC, then you can also easily make your way by car directly to the starting point of the hike from anywhere nearby. Right between the starting and ending points of the hike, you will find a small parking lot on the Hudson side of the road.
Breakneck Ridge isn’t very dog friendly:
The trail technically permits dogs, but after hoisting my 45-pound husky puppy up the side of the cliff for an hour, I’d definitely recommend leaving your dog behind. I met two couples who had to turn around because their dogs couldn’t climb it. Unless your dog is a) a monkey or b) a bird, I’d recommend leaving him or her at home.