Hike: Breakneck Ridge

Event Details

Hike: Breakneck Ridge

Time: October 13, 2012 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Breakneck Ridge
Street: Route 9d at Tunnel
City/Town: Cold Springs, NY
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/mFbwx
Event Type: athletic
Organized By: Brian and Mike
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2012

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Event Description

Calling the adventurers, the explorers, the trekkers. Together we will take risks, discover ruins, and hike up a quickly ascending 1100 foot elevation. Breakneck Ridge was voted #2 on Campmor's top Northest Hike list. NUMBER TWO! After hiking 7 miles of awesomeness those that survived will head into historic Cold Spring for food, drink, and celebration.

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Member Cost:
$10 for the first 5 to buy a ticket
$15 for the next 6 to 20 to buy a ticket
$40 at the door (so please register online)

Non-Member Cost:
$40 online and at the door

Hike Leader:
David will be leading this hike. David will not be waiting for late people. In fairness to those who arrive on time, the hike will start on time.

The hike is classified as strenuous with a lot of uphill and downhill with a little rock scrambling.
Expect a steep, rocky ridge with a lot of elevation gain in a short distance.
Although it is safe for hiking, you should be confident of your abilities.
The total length of the hike will be about 7 miles long,
The hike should take about 6 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good, athletic shape. This is NOT suitable for beginners.

If the group size is larger than 10, we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. 

What to bring:
Hiking boots and 3 liters of water are required.
Light snack or small lunch as it will be a long hike.
Also recommended is non cotton clothing. Cotton holds in moisture and will make you feel cold and soggy if you start sweating. This is especially important in cooler weather.

Inclement Weather:
Any precipitation the day of or night before will cancel this hike. Please check your inbox for updates. Tickets will be refunded.

Take 287 North into New York State. Continue on 87 North (NY throughway) for 1.5 miles and take exit 15A. At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Rt. 17 North. Follow Rt. 17 North for 14.2 miles until you see signs for Rt. 6 East. Take Rt. 6 East for approx 9.5 miles until you cross the Bear Mountain Bridge (there will be 2 traffic circles, be careful to keep following Rt. 6). Once you cross the bridge, make a left onto Rt. 9D. Follow this for about 10.5 miles.

You will be close to the parking area when you go into a tunnel. Once you emerge from the tunnel, the trailhead will be on your left. The trailhead parking area is small so if you do not find parking, either:
1) go another 500+ feet and look for a spot by the side of the road on either side
2) go another 700 feet and find the large parking spot on the left. There will be much more room there.

Do not park dangerously or allow your car to be in the highway outside of the edge lines. You will either get clipped or a ticket. There is plenty of parking if you just drive the extra few hundred feet.

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How to find the group:
We will meet at the trailhead right near the tunnel. Please read directions carefully.

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Comment by Larry on October 14, 2012 at 8:57pm

Comment by Larry on October 14, 2012 at 8:43pm

Hike really worked me over.

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Comment by Patricia on October 12, 2012 at 12:14pm


I have a $10.00 ticket.  If someone would like to purchase, let me know And I will do my best to send it to you.

Comment by Marcus on October 12, 2012 at 10:27am

Excellent, I am looking forward to this!

Comment by Brian and Mike on October 12, 2012 at 10:25am

YES Marcus! You do not want to do a long drive then take the chance you miss the group.  I would arrive at 10:15 and bring a book :)

Comment by Marcus on October 12, 2012 at 10:24am

David, I would like you to confirm that the meeting time/start time of this hike is 10:30 AM. So the people attending should be present and ready a few minutes before then?



Comment by NorthNJDavid on October 3, 2012 at 10:28am

Oh, and one more thing...the leaves should start to be looking pretty awesome and colorful by then!  The views will be incredible!

Comment by NorthNJDavid on September 27, 2012 at 10:44pm

It really is awesome!!  Don't worry,  it is safe!  In fact, I heard they were about to rename it: "Won't-Break-Your-Neck-So-Don't-Worry Ridge".  True story!  ;-)  

Comment by Lizzie on September 16, 2012 at 7:21am

Holy crap this hike is awesome! You will feel like a badass when you make it up that rock face.

Comment by Louis C. Hochman on August 31, 2012 at 9:52am

There is nothing ominous about the name of this ridge. No, siree.

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