Distance from NYC: 64.7 miles; ~ 1.5 hours driving
Hike distance: 5.8 miles
Bull Hill’s Breakneck Ridge neighbor might get more attention, but having to go at someone else’s pace on a congested trail isn’t ideal. Besides, this hike has just as many kick- (your-) ass sections and gorgeous views of the Hudson Valley. And it’s a breeze to get to from Cold Spring, where The Pig Hill Inn offers charming accommodations and a continental breakfast to-go for those who want to get an early start and picnic at the summit.