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Breakneck Ridge/Cornish Estate Beat the heat/Rain. 4.6 miles
August 2 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am
***This hike is not recommended for first-time hikers or anyone not familiar with Breakneck scrambles.. Pace will be moderate with planned stops. No “sweeper”.
You must familiarize yourself with the trails/route. Please read the full description.
The Hike: This is a fun, but strenuous, hike up scenic Breakneck Ridge and down to the valley of Mount Taurus to the trails through the ruins of the old Cornish Estate and farm. Great viewpoints looking both north and south on the Hudson.
The first .8 mile includes several steep rock scrambles that can be very challenging for some. We will move at a moderate (not slow) pace but make very brief stops at the main viewpoints. From the Breakneck Trailhead on Rt. 9D , we will take the white trail up the rock scramble. We’ll climb the 4 Breakneck “humps” and stay on white to the Blue trail. We will turn right on Blue and go into the valley between the Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus. We’ll pass through the former farm site and see the old stone mansion.
This is NOT a beginners hike and one should not overestimate his/her abilities. Hikers who move faster or slower than the main group must be able to hike on his/her own.
Distance: Approx 4.5 miles
Duration: Approx 3.0 hrs (includes very short breaks)
Gear: clothing for changing temps; water; snacks appropriate footwear
Elevation Gain: Approx 1300 feet
There will be maps available at the trailhead, I suggest you take one and take a photo of the larger map
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, etc. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you’re going, and how to get back.
See suggestions for GEAR on the “About” page for additional gear ideas.
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