Shore Trail

MODERATE 19 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.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

cross country skiing

beach

river

hiking
21 days ago

1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

3 months ago

5 months ago

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7 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Sunday, September 28, 2014