NYS Parks Announces Trail Closures (22 Apr 2020)

Multiple trails in Hudson Highlands State Park are temporarily closed, including all trails leading to Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus.

Due to the physical topography of the Hudson Highlands and the narrow roads that line the approaches to these congested trailheads, hikers are unable to practice appropriate social distancing. The numbers of cars and pedestrians walking along the high-speed state road is creating a dangerous situation.

The temporary closures include the following trails and parking areas:

  • Mount Beacon parking area and trail: (City of Beacon, Dutchess County)
  • Breakneck Ridge: (Town of Fishkill)
  • Wilkinson Trailhead: (Town of Fishkill)
  • Notch Trail: (Town of Fishkill)
  • Washburn Parking Lot: (Town of Philipstown, Putnam County)
  • Little Stony Point Trails: (Town of Philipstown)
  • Brook Trail: (Town of Philipstown)
  • Indian Brook Falls Trail (Town of Philipstown)
  • Anthony’s Nose and Appalachian Trail connector (Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County)
  • U Bend parking on Goat Trail: (Town of Cortlandt)
  • Toll House parking lot:(Town of Cortlandt)

Linda G. Cooper
Regional Director
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Taconic Region (Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties)