Located an hour and a half north of New York City, the Breakneck Ridge Trail is a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts. The trail itself is filled with mountain laurel and beautiful wildflowers and offers amazing views of the Hudson River, as well as Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains vistas. While the scenery is nothing short of spectacular, be aware that this trail consists of a steep, rocky ascent. Fitness level: Strenuous Distance: 9.6 total miles Closest Town: Beacon, NY