Breakneck Station Reopens for 2022 Hiking Season
On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Hudson Line Breakneck station will reopen for weekend service. NY-NJ Trail Conference Trail Stewards will be staffing the Breakneck trailhead in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, orienting hikers arriving by train, foot, or car and ensuring they are prepared for the hike.
The innovative Trail Steward program has been in place since 2014, greatly reducing the incidence of lost or injured hikers associated with the ever-popular Breakneck Trail.
Service at the Breakneck train station was timed to resume Memorial Day weekend, when the NY-NJ Trail Conference annually reboots its successful trailhead steward program.
The Breakneck station had been closed since late 2019 and has since undergone a number of safety enhancements, which you can read more about in the announcement below.
Read the full press release about the Breakneck station reopening...
Safety Improvements at Breakneck Ridge Station
In October 2021, the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, Metro-North Railroad, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation commenced work on safety improvements to the Metro-North railroad station at Breakneck Ridge.
Once complete, Metro-North will be able to re-open the station as a weekend stop on the Hudson Line.
The fencing that HHFT is installing is an interim step towards the comprehensive redesign of the Route 9D corridor north, the Breakneck Connector. That segment will mark the first mile of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail as it goes into construction this year.
Safety has always been one of HHFT’s core aims, and securing the tracks at this busy hiking destination is a major step forward in the project. Click here to download the full press release about HHFT's safety improvements at Breakneck Ridge Station.
Architectural sketch: SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Photography: NY-NJ Trail Conference
Photography: Ty Cole