Breakneck Point Trail Runs

General Description

The course at Breakneck Point is quite remarkable. It covers jeep trails, single-track, historic estate paths, and winding single-track both open and technical. It features several profile climbs and descents which offer more elevation gain and loss per mile than all but a handful of SkyRunning events, a remarkable stat given that it's only 90 minutes from NYC. It's signature climb, Breakneck Ridge, one of the top hikes in the country according to trails.com and Newsweek (as well as a guy named Carl from what I hear – that could be rumor though) is steep, gnarly, exposed, and absolutely beautiful. Entrants range from some of the finest mountain and technical trail runners in the country, to those content with a chill day of hiking and running a really beautiful and challenging day on the trails with no eye for speed or competition.

Maps

Breakneck Point Trail Half Marathon GPX Course File Half Marathon

Trail Map
Profile

Half Marathon Cue Sheet
Start Settlement Camp Pavilion
0.3 Right on utility Rd
0.5 Left uphill on utility Rd
0.9 Straight onto Blue
1.7 Straight/fork left turns to Yellow
2.1 Right Breakneck Ridge / White
2.75 Stay left on Breakneck Ridge / White -Blue
3.6 Stay left on Breakneck Ridge / White -Blue
3.95 Continue straight - passing marathoners notch on left
4.2 Right on Breakneck Bypass / Red
4.9 Left Wilkinson Memorial / Yellow
5.4 Arrive at 9D - Heed traffic marshall / cross 9D
5.4 Left to run along west/riverside shoulder
5.8 Arrive AS1 Breakneck Point Base
5.85 Reach/ascend Breakneck Ridge / White
7.05 Stay straight, passing Bypass decent on left
7.25 Stay straight, passing marathoner's notch trail on right
8.5 Stay right to remain on Breakneck Bypass / White
9.1 Stay right to remain on Breakneck Bypass / White
9.2 Stay left to remain on Breakneck Ridge Tr / White
9.8 Right on Casino Trail / Red
10.0 Arrive at AS2 S Mount Beacon In
10.0 Right on Wilkinson / Yellow
10.6 Right on Yellow Wilkinson Memorial
11.1 Remain straight to merge with Notch / Blue
11.85 Straight / keep right to stay on utility Rd.
12.3 Right onto Utility Rd.
12.5 Left down bank into woods
12.9 Arrive at Finish
Breakneck Point Trail Marathon GPX Course File Marathon

Trail Map
Profile

Marathon Cue Sheet
Start Settlement Camp Pavilion
0.3 Right on utility Rd
0.5 Left uphill on utility Rd
0.9 Straight onto Blue
1.7 Straight/fork left turns to Yellow
2.1 Right Breakneck Ridge / White
2.75 Stay left on Breakneck Ridge / White-Blue
3.9 Right on Breakneck Bypass / Red
4.9 Left Wilkinson Memorial / Yellow
5.4 Arrive at 9D - Heed traffic marshall / cross 9D
5.4 Left to run along west/riverside shoulder
5.8 Arrive AS1 Breakneck Point Base
5.85 Reach/ascend Breakneck Ridge / White
7.3 Right Notch Trail / Blue
7.9 Straight to merge with Brook Tr / Red
8.3 Left at fork onto Cornish Rd / Blue
9.7 Left to arrive AS2 Washburn Base
9.7 Ascend Washburn Tr / White
10.8 Straight to remain on white over Bull Hill
12.0 Left to merge onto Notch / Blue
12.9 Right at T to remain on Notch / Blue
13.55 Right onto Breakneck Ridge / Notch White/Blue
14.75 Right to stay on Breakneck Ridge / White
15.5 Keep left on White up over S Beacon Mtn
16.1 Right Casino Trail / Red
16.15 Left on unmarked path toward reservoir
16.15 Arrive at AS3: S Mount Beacon Out
16.74 Left around base of Mt. Beacon Reservoir
16.75 Right onto unmarked trail
17.45 Right on Casino Tr / Red
17.7 Right on unmarked trail
17.9 Right on Fishkill Connector Trail / Yellow
18.35 Right / merge with Fishkill Ridge Tr / White
18.5 Right to stay on Fishkill Ridge loop / white
24.0 Right to merge with Wilkinson Memorial / Yellow
24.1 Arrive at AS4: S Mount Beacon In
24.6 Right on Wilkinson Memorial / Yellow
24.9 Straight / keep right to merge w/ Notch Tr / Blue
25.75 Straight / keep right to stay on utility Rd.
26.18 Right onto Utility Rd.
26.55 Left down bank into woods
26.65 Arrive at Finish