Brace Mountain II (South Taconic trailhead)

Difficulty: 9 out of 10 (very steep, rocky hike with the odd rattlesnake)
Distance: 3.8 miles, Up-and-Back
Approximate roundtrip time: 3.5 Hours
Total ascent: 1,515 ft
Max elevation: 2,303 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to climb a difficult, rugged, and awesome trail to one of the best views in the Hudson Valley (or anywhere else).