White Shore and Long Path Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Length4.1 miElevation gain767 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsRock climbingBeachForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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This is a moderate, sometimes rugged, hike with outstanding views. There are also waterfalls and ruins along the way. White Shore and Long Path Loop begins in the parking area at the State Line Lookout. Start hiking on the trail with a sign that reads "Ski Trails." From there, you will see blue blazes to start along the Long Loop. The first part going north from the Palisades Interstate Park Visitor Center and Cafe head down the cliff with moderate exertion and you get to a beautiful waterfall emptying into the Hudson. At this point, if you want an easier hike, you can turn around and go back up. If you continue the loop and head south along the Hudson, it gets harder with rockier sections of the trail. The most difficult part of the hike is a section called the Giant Stairs. This is a challenging trail but many hikers claim that the views are certainly worth the effort!

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josh feuerman
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Rugged rock hopping. Very,very crowded on a Saturday. People hiking right on your heels as you get stuck behind slower hikers. Definitely should be a midweek hike.

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Marissa Amendolia Finn
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Definitely challenging but a great 2-2.5 hr loop with a lot of variation. Make sure to keep extra water in the car — the last leg is a direct upward stair-like climb! Was pretty crowded but not annoyingly so.

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Melissa Gromek
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This was an incredible hike! With over 2 miles of rock scrambling along the Hudson River, to climbing a whole lot of stairs to beautiful views over the Hudson, I would totally recommend this. Not for novice hikers though.

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Nick G
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Nice trail. A little steep at points. Make sure to watch your footing on the rocks along the water.

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tap shastri
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this trail is amazing if are into very rough terrain. one of the best I have ever been on.

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Kate Elizabeth
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Messed up my recording, but it ended up taking about two hours. Vigorous hike. Need good shoes for rock scramble. Ended the loop going up those stairs— really put me in my place!! Gorgeous views and worth every drop of sweet!

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Mike Xuanqing Wan
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stair up and down, but rocky at the bottom.

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Matthew Nielsen
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Good challenging hike. My 6 year old was able to do it, but I wouldn’t recommend bringing young kids.

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vivek joshi
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Rocky as it gets

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Chandan Kumar
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This trail is moderate to Hard. lots of rocks. Follow the green and white loop .

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Scarlett Zhang
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I don’t work out much. I think this trail is moderate to hard. It took me 3 hours to finish the whole 4.1 miles. Be careful with your steps, it could be somewhat dangerous. But it was really fun! Not too crowded because I went there on weekday.

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Anna Aiello
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v nice

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jose collaguazo
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Awesome!!! Not for the faint of heart.

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Juan Ortiz
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went counterclockwise, not the longest hike but definitely strenuous. Great physical challenge, would def recommend if you're looking for a tough but doable 3-4 hour hike.

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Mark Furman
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We took our time and it took us 3:40 to complete the loop. We did it counter clockwise. It was crowded and very often there was 2 way traffic on a very narrow path. Overall a great hike.

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Ken Geiger
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It’s super fun, and I wouldn’t trade the views for anything else I did this week. That being said, be prepared to walk on a lot of jagged rocks.

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Paulo Santos
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Very busy trail. Best trail so far. Ron of rocks and hills. Beautiful sceneries.

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Lobsang Dhondup
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Very challenging yet rewarding views.

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Christine Schmidt
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This hike was very challenging for us. Fun, but certainly not for the faint of heart. No idea how some people get through the whole loop so quickly. There are a number if long rock scrambles and a serious up hill climb at the end. Great fun!

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Rocio Vegas
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Very nice trail, not crowded, beautiful day!!

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Devon Whyte
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James Limperopulos
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Great

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Michael Fields
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Jason Adamovich-Zeitlin
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