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It seems that every time we decide to go hiking, it’s a trail on the Appalachian. It makes sense though, given its proximity to NY. One of these days we’ll plan a longer trip, one that’ll take us a little farther from NYC. But for now, we’re off to our neighbors to the west, New Jersey.
The Stairway to Heaven is a 7-mile there-and-back trail on the Appalachian. If you enter the trail pass route 94, you’ll be able to skip the first 2 miles of the hike. There’s not much there, so I recommend just entering past route 94. Use the address 441 New Jersey 94, Vernon Township, NJ.
Breakneck Ridge lies in Cold Spring, just slightly upstate from NYC. From my home in the middle of Queens, its a brief(ish) hour and a half car ride north. If you don’t have a ride, there is also a Metro-North stop just across the trailhead. Be aware though, it runs only on weekends.