Shore Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Shore Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, New Jersey 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

beach

river

hiking
5 days ago

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1 month ago

Sea shore walk was good.

hiking
2 months ago

I can classify this as a moderate hike only because of the steep climb midway. You pretty much walk with minimal elevation for almost 5.5 miles of this trail. But that 0.3-0.4 mile hike is indeed steep and rocky, and is definitely a thigh burning one for beginners, although it's pretty safe with no risk involved. That part comes halfway through the trail.
Loved the views, the mountain behind, the Hudson, and the trail is very well maintained too. Moderate crowd and ample parking near the parks commission office. You won't get exposure to much sunlight too as the park is well shaded and pretty cool.
We took exit 2 and parked the car at the lot near commissions office and the police lot.
Then we went southwards, from the parking spot, the trail running in parallel to the road. That way, you get to do the steep climb halfway through the trail. Check my trail map for details.
Overall a nice 3 hour workout ! Definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail runs along the river and can be a little tough to navigate for some people. The view of the city, river, and the ruins are great to check out.

Don't try and bring a stroller down the trail. You'll want to stick to the paved paths.

2 months ago

Nicely shaded and connects to several others parking was free, and hardly anyone else Ever on this trail

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

it is good to mark it as hard, but it is fun, there is not many place like this trail. it is great experience.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Terrific way to spend an afternoon! I completed this loop in ~2hrs 15min and clocked in at 5.9 miles starting and ending at the police barracks parking lot.

The trails are clearly marked and well maintained. If you're hiking after several days of rain (like I was) there will be lots of mud and long stretches of wet and watery trail. Strongly recommend waterproof hiking boots or trail runners - stay dry! Also be aware that the northern switchback from the water up to the palisades is fairly steep - basically stone stairs from bottom to top.

Dog friendly save for a few spots where our 20lb dog couldn't quite scale over fallen trees. Easy for a larger dog, though. He had a good time.

Beautiful views and, save for the distance and wet patches, a great day.

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11 months ago

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

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.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016