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Mt Taurus to Breakneck Ridge day hike

Forest hiking trail

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…

Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial trail

Refilling water at stream

An hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I backpack one of the best hiking loops in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley River near Cold Spring, NY.  This time I travel not only along the popular Breakneck Ridge route but also take an extended route via the…

Breakneck Ridge bypass loop

Bannerman Castle and Island

Only an hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I enjoy one of the best loop hikes in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley near Cold Spring, NY.  The rocky cliffs and steep ascents prove challenging but extremely rewarding. Travel with me as I guide you through the breakneck bypass loop of this trail.