Mt Taurus to Breakneck Ridge day hike

Lower Hudson Valley

Overlooking the Lower Hudson River, Mt Taurus (AKA Bull Hill) offers some great views of the Hudson Valley & surrounding area including the village of Cold Spring.  It offers a good day hike challenge while not being overly difficult or technically challenging.

While enjoying an excellent fall hike on the generously wide trails that the Mt. Taurus hike provides, my Journey took an unexpected turn when I mistakenly took a wrong trail but had a great time none the less!  See the video for more info and me getting lost (again)

Location: North of Cold Spring, NY on Route 9D
GPS Trail Head Coordinates: 41.426543,-73.965379
GPS Waypoints: To Come
Duration: Day hike
Season (video): Fall
Weather Conditions (video): Sunny
Trail (video): Mt. Taurus aka Bull Hill to Breakneck Ridge
Difficulty: Moderate
Views: Hudson River Valley, Village of Cold Spring, West Point Academy
State Park: Hudson Highlands State Park

Access: From the Taconic parkway, take route 301 east towards Cold Spring till you encounter Route 9D in the Village of Cold Spring.  Go North on route 9D for a minute or two till you come across Little Stoney Point (Sign on left when Northbound).  A parking lot is on the right hand side of the street but you can also park on the the left hand side of the street if needed.
Recommended Supplies: Enough water for a full day hike, snacks, Energy Bar, map, CompassFirst Aid Kit
Safety Direction (if lost)West

 

 

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