Long Path Trail along the Hudson

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Long Path Trail along the Hudson is a 13.2 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.

13.2 miles
1,026 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

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road biking

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Take the State Line Lookout exit off the Palisades Interstate Parkway

14 days ago

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.

1 month ago

Spectacular views. Great hike!

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery, tons of history, love it.

5 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

trail running
10 months ago

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

Friday, August 04, 2017

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

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!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

fun trail, nice views, close to good food

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.

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

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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Highly recommended hiking route,

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.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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

bird watching
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.

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.

Monday, August 03, 2015

It was a challenging hike. Took a lot of rest stops! But the view.. The rocks... The forest view... amazing

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Myself and 7 of my friends walked this trail from Fort Lee Historic Park all the way to Peanut Leap Cascades. It was about a 13 mile hike and the best part was the Giant rock scramble on the shore trail although we went along the top part of the stairs for the best view. A great hike and overall experience.

The top trail "Long Path" - Easy
The shore trails&Rock Scramble- Challenging/Strenuous

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wow! only 1 1/2 miles and all those features,I would love to bring my son there , could some one please give me some directions I could plug into my gps ?

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