Shore Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, NJ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
The initial part of the trail was difficult for anyone not used to walking as it has a steep incline. Great views of the Hudson River and some neat waterfalls. Also some nice historical facts posted at the beginning of the trail.
Definitely not for dogs. The trail is quite rocky and would hard for dogs to navigate with their paws. Beautiful scenes, quite a workout. Don't think young kids would care for the uphill climb at parts. Could not take a stroller of you wanted to.
Fairly easy trail. Beginning at Ross Dock, the trail is used by many, however, beyond the Englewood picnic area and marina the trail is in more of its natural state. The terrain varies from paved, smooth dirt and dirt road peppered with small rocks. Some steep stairs ascending to the top. The highlight was spotting an American Bald Eagle flying above us.