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Long Path Trail along the Hudson

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Mackay Park

Long Path Trail along the Hudson is a 13.2 mile heavily 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.

Length 13.2 mi Elevation gain 1,026 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Cave

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

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Getting There

NOTE: Trailhead access just north of GWB is closed for two years due to construction. You must use the Carpenter's Trail at Linwood Park to access this trail. Please see the map here for more information: https://www.njpalisades.org/pdfs/longPathReroute.pdf

Take the State Line Lookout exit off the Palisades Interstate Parkway

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Erik Modansky
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Ursula Gomez-Sanchez
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Hiking

Ross Dock trail start to Englewood and back

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Mo Lat
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Mountain bikingPrivate property

Nice

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Wendy Ann Lindquist
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Hiking

Nov 2019 detour. At NJ side of GWB. See photos.

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Lauren Segovia
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Easy nature trail/hike. Not crowded, but not secluded either.

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Martin Apablaza
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I walked along with dogs and there were certain parts that displayed no dogs allowed although everyone had dogs and nobody seemed to mind. There was a detour that wasn’t clear how to jump onto the main trail. So we improvised but it was urban and unclear. A huge negative was the trail we followed had us near the highway where you heard cars whooshing by. Not all that peaceful and tranquil but it was 20m away soooo ya win some and ya lose some. On our hike today we encountered deer and and turkeys. We also found a dead deer on the path which was almost all gone.

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Jen Y.
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Hiked across George Washington Bridge and went as far as St. Michael's Villa. The part of the trail immediately over the bridge was closed for construction, but the detour along the road wasn't too bad and signs were easy to follow to get to the trailhead.

Ezra Diaz
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Very very very icy! I had to turn back a few times

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Jackie R
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Pretty easy, but that was expected. What was not expected was that half the trail was closed off. We were told it will be closed for about 2 years. Not sure how accurate that is but this past weekend we had to create an alternate path to get the hike in. Also, be prepared to walk along the highway for a little bit. You're basically walking on the shoulder at one point. We hustled through; we didn't think that was enjoyable or exactly safe if a car flew off the road.

Rob Garcia
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Great trail. Awesome views! Easy to hike. We have done this trail 3 times, although not it’s entirety. But planning on doing complete trail. Pack a lunch and relax and enjoy the views. A must hike for any level. ENJOY!!

WY M
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WalkingMuddy

I entered the trail near GWB. It is strange as the trail sits from between the loud, fast-paced highway and the quiet, scenic views of Upper Manhattan. It might not be your cup of tea if you want to feel removed from civilization temporarily. I do not mind it as it is an easy trail.

Jon Lacy
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Running

Scenic, cliff side views, maintained, parts are hard to connect so follow the map and sometimes you have to go along the road/highway. For the area it’s great.

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Francil Tejada
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Christine Farrier
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Awesome! Great views.

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Jen W.
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Nicolas Moncayo
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awesome for mountain biking, nothing crazy but def a fun trail that has some variety and isnt a plain boring flat trail. awesome GW bridge views too.

Katie Wicks
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I got to this trail from walking over the GW bridge from manhattan. It’s a bit confusing from there...from the south side walkway after crossing, turn right and go under the overpass, and a little bit until you reach a sign that says the north GW pathway is closed and stairs. That’s actually the long trail, follow the stairs up and to the left, then the aqua/teal blazes. At Alison park you lose the blazes and actually have to go on road for a few mins, past the bathrooms etc and then towards the left. You’ll pass a residential house then what I think was a medical type center with a Saint’s name. Trail picks up right around there to the left side of the road. Also note, went today (2/3/19) and it was SUPER muddy.

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Martin L.
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Spectacular views. Great hike!

Martin L.
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Awesome views. Lots of history took place along these paths. Great hike!

Martin L.
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Beautiful scenery, tons of history, love it.

Mayer Billig
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It’s all alongside the highway, if you were able to see the view more it would be nice. The coolest part about the hike was that I ran into a snake

Owais Khan
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Hiking

it barely splits off from the road. it's hard to enjoy a hike when you can see and hear the traffic only a dozen or so feet away from you. if that bothers you, you may not enjoy it. however, there were a couple of good views.

beth urban
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Running

Lots of roots, trunks to climb over, rocks and mud

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

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