Forest View Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, NJ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great views , beach at the bottom of the trail. Doggy loved it
It's a nice hike to Hudson River, but that's it. The hike is moderate. It was a hot day so may be if weather was nicer, would have liked more. There are picnic spots and barbecue places by the River.
Always a great workout the dogs love it
NIce hike and not too difficult, we made it on the reverse, and it is good to start without the noise of the nearby highway. Shady and quiet, nice views on the Hudson, very convenient with the bus from NY George Washington Station (20 min ride) or from 42nd St. You can also find secluded places by the river to relax and enjoy. Near the small castle, you can have your sandwich. It was last week, in a very hot day, but I'd do that again!
Amazing hike but the difficult is more than moderate. There is a long stretch on the rocks which is not for everyone.
A couple nice views. Way too many people, not really a "hike", more like a walk with occasionally tough terrain. If you're looking to be one with nature, this is not the place.
Great hike but watch your footing on the rocks. Lots of steep drop offs. Very cool ruins at the end.
first time hiking and was lured to this trail. the difficulty was overall beyond my expectations but a good hike
Beautiful views of the Hudson and loved the scrambles but beware, your hike will take longer due to the scrambles and constant descending and ascending. Also, wear boots as the terrain is often rocky, and bring a snack and water. Wonderful way to spend the day among beautifully colored foliage in the Fall.
This place is awesome. First time coming here. I ended up everywhere. As a novice person. It is quiet difficult but worth it. The site seeing is perfect. Friendly faces everywhere willing to help. Plus, I saw an eagle with a fish clench in its talons. (Rare site to see for me)