Breakneck Mountain Loop from Diltzes Lane

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Along the Breakneck Mountain Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Along the Breakneck Mountain Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes through dense mountain laurel thickets and crosses open rock slabs with interesting glacial erratics.

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At a green gate towards the rear of the parking area, you'll notice a triple red-dash-on-white blaze that marks the start of the Tuxedo–Mt. Ivy Trail. Follow this trail uphill on a wide dirt road, then bear right at the power line clearing and continue along a dirt road parallel to the power lines for about 0.2 mile. As the road crosses under the power lines, you’ll come to a Y-junction, where...

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May 25, 2015
Misplaced marker along power lines
We did this trail yesterday.  Just as the trail bears left, we also noted a red dash on white marker on a tree going straight on the right so kept going until we realized we missed the turn.  Ignore this marker
May 26, 2014
The terrain was nice and the first viewpoint was pretty good, but be careful doing this hike in late May, as we were swarmed by some kind of (mostly not biting) gnats and flies.  Also, even though we had the map and the detailed description, we somehow got turned around halfway down the Breakneck Mountain trail due to the junctions on various rocks and ended up retracing our steps back to the Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail and going back down that way.
November 03, 2013
make a left after the third power line tower
At the beginning of this hike, when you get onto the dirt road paralleling the power line, if you turn left at the "next tower", there is a trail which turns into a Y, and if you turn left at the Y, you will get on an unblazed woods road which goes uphill.  Which is confusing.                 The actual trail for this hike makes a left after the third tower you see, which also turns into a Y, and if you go left there like Daniel says, you will see the trailhead for the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy trail.  The dirt road is not well blazed which adds to the confusion.  Fortunately had the map and figured it out.  Nonetheless, this was a great hike!
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