New York’s Breakneck Ridge Loop is said to be the most popular hike in the country. But the Breakneck Ridge trailhead, which sees thousands of visitors each week, will soon be closed for more than a year.
Due to construction of the Breakneck Connector as part of work on the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, the trailhead and the Breakneck Ridge Metro-North train stop will be temporarily closed to the public. The closure is expected to begin in early 2018 and last until the middle of 2019.
Officials say the closure will allow for safe and quick construction.
While trails along the ridge will remain open, officials are encouraging hikers to enjoy alternative hikes in the region during construction.