Hiking the Hidden Trails of Breakneck Ridge & Sugarloaf Mountain

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Start your summer off right with one of the most picturesque hikes in all of New York state.

Join New York Adventure Club for a 5.5 mile guided hike up Breakneck Ridge and Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the more challenging hikes in the East Hudson Highlands.

Led by veteran hiking guide Kyle Irwin, who is extremely familiar with the Breakneck Ridge trails and Wilderness First Aid & CPR certified, our active experience will include:


  • A trailhead introduction and discussion about the history of the region.
  • Rock scrambling tips, strategies, and assistance to successfully climb the toughest section of Breakneck Ridge.
  • Navigation to spectacular views of the Hudson River and surrounding areas, from the top of both Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge.
  • Guided access to an off-the-beaten-path trail loop that only resident hikers know about.


This hike should take around 4 hours, so please bring comfortable shoes, water, a packed lunch, and snacks.

Afterward, we’ll grab some food & drinks at a local eatery in neighboring Cold Springs, NY, so come join!


*While this hike is designed for all skill levels, and led by a veteran hiker to assist along the way, please note that the beginning portion is one of the steeper and more technical trails in the area.*

**This ticket does not include transportation— please see below for more details.




10:30am (Optional) — Taking the train from Grand Central Terminal?
Meet our Adventure Club brand ambassador on the south side of the central information kiosk facing Apple. We will board the 10:43am Hudson Line train together as a group to arrive at Breakneck Ridge station at 12:09pm.

12:30pm — Begin hike from Breakneck Ridge trailhead

2:00pm — Break for lunch
4:00pm — Hike complete!
4:13pm — Train back towards NYC

4:20pm (Optional) — Make the most of the day by grabbing food and drinks with our Adventure Club brand ambassador in Cold Spring, which is a five-minute train ride from Breakneck Ridge.



By Public Transit:

The NY Adventure Club Ambassador will be waiting at the GCT circular information kiosk (side facing Apple) until 10:35am if you’d like to travel together.

Take the Hudson Line Metro-North Train departing at 10:43am from Grand Central Terminal, and depart at the Breakneck Ridge Station at 12:09pm. Metro-North tickets can now be purchased via your smartphone.

Trains from Breakneck Ridge depart for GCT at the following times: 4:13pm and 5:11pm.

For those who’d like to join for food & drinks after the hike, trains from Cold Spring station depart for GCT at the following times: 6:18pm, 7:22pm, 8:20pm, and 9:16pm.


By Car:

From NYC take the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Interstate Parkway (going north). Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway for about 40 miles until its end at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Cross the Bear Mountain Bridge and make a left onto Route 9D (north).

Take Route 9D north for about 11 miles passing through the town of Cold Spring. About two miles north of Cold Spring you will drive through an underpass. Park on the roadside just north of the underpass.




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Date: Sat, May 27
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Breakneck Ridge Trail Start Point

Breakneck Ridge Trail
Cold Spring, NY 10516 United States

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