Long Path Trail along the Hudson

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Long Path Trail along the Hudson is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Englewood, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
980 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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Take the State Line Lookout exit off the Palisades Interstate Parkway

3 months ago

nice path and some good views. A little too close to highway, would have been nice if trail ran along ledge.

5 months ago

I was directed to park at the Fort Lee historical museum. I did not see signs to the Long Trail from where I parked.

6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

Not bad for a early morning hike, it was a good small workout and nice views easy to navigate

7 months ago

we went sunday and was pretty quiet, very easy and friendly, we met 3 young deers. we did only part of it but was very nice and with beautiful views.

9 months ago

It is best to use this trail during the week as opposed to the weekends because it will get crowded quickly.

Overall it's a lovely trail!

10 months ago

fun trail, nice views, close to good food

hiking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The rock stairs is a great workout, definitely do this trail on the weekdays it gets busy on weekends.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Long hike, but one can break it at any time. The views are beautiful, once you are up and hike on the cliffs.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Did part of the Long Path on a small loop from Fort Lee. Apparently the Long Path is actually a long-distance hiking trail that goes all the way to Albany, and it starts right here. We started at the entrance right next to the GW Bridge, walked the Long Path until Dyckman Hill Trail, walked downhill on Dyckman to the shore, took the Shore Trail back toward Fort Lee, and finally turned onto the Carpenter's Trail to meet back up to near the beginning of the Long Path.
It was a nice little loop. Apparently it gets more rugged further north. A significant part of the Long Path was along the highway but there were some areas near the cliffs with great views, and then Dyckman was just a walk on a sidewalk along a street. Shore Trail was crowded but a nice, leisurely walk for families. Carpenter's Trail was nice, a bunch of stone steps surrounded by forest that will get your heart rate up. Recommended to those who want a leisurely jaunt with some great views along the cliffs.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great trail!

trail running
Friday, June 24, 2016

Ran from Englewood Cliffs to the GWB. Multiple entrances along the Palisades.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stairs in one area tough

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

A large portion of the trail is along side a major highway which took a lot of the serenity away from the hike. The best portion, in my opinion is the 300ft ascend on the Carpenter Trail. Beautiful views of the Hudson, GWB, and NYC.

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Highly recommended hiking route,

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Walked on Washington Bridge, reached Fort Lee, took Edgewater Entrance, down to the shore path (W) going under Washington bridge. Continued until arriving to Englewood picnic area, took the Y path on the left and climbed on cliff for the view. Went north on A (Aqua) until reaching High Tom's Clinton Point. Then went back to WB on A trail.
Approx 13 miles. Great views on Hudson Valley. Easy access from Manhattan. The A trail is too close to highway but W shore trail is more quiet. Nice destination for hikers and great alternative for NYC runners.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

My fav park❤️ I walk at list 3 times a week.

birding
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Have hiked many of the trails in the Palisades. Best is the Giant Steps. Start in the Stateline park. Go north on old RT 9. As soon as you enter tree line, trail is on your right. Follow down. After about 15 min, look for the trail to continue with taking a right. Some steep parts from here to River.
Follow trail south along river. This takes you over the huge boulders for about a mile or so. Be careful.
A wood sign shows where to turn right to return to top of cliffs. We love this part. Very steep stairs. Our best time from the river to the entrance road is about 14 min. That means moving at a good pace and no rest going up the steps.
Total time can be from 2 to 3 hours on hike.

hiking
Thursday, August 27, 2015

If your considering hiking the Palisades be sure to wear the proper footwear. You will be thankful that you did. There are many different types of terrain in the Palisades so be sure to know before you go.
A very enjoyable place with a great concession for a great meal. Very friendly staff.

nature trips
Thursday, August 13, 2015

I took a chartered bus tour out of Manhattan to go explore the Palisades in Fall. It was very nice and picturesque.

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