Palisades Long Path

Located within the Palisades Interstate Park, th New Jersey section of the Long Path begins at the George Washington Bridge, and ends at the New Jersey/New York state line. Yearly, thousands hike the Long Path for its many accessible Hudson River overlooks.

photo: Hikers ascending stairs on the Long Path. Photo by Anthony Taranto. Type: Backcountry
Length: 12.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Crestline trail from Fort Lee N to Alpine at top of Palisades.
States: New Jersey
Counties: Bergen
Latitude: 40.99145   Longitude: -73.90652

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Description

The twelve-mile New Jersey section of the Long Path begins in Fort Lee just south of one of the busiest river crossings in the world, the George Washington Bridge, and ends at the New Jersey/New York state line. Yearly, thousands hike the Long Path for its many accessible Hudson River overlooks, the highest being State Line Lookout located in Alpine, NJ, 532 feet above river level. The Long Path is primarily maintained by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, one of the earliest examples of interstate cooperation for land conservation in the country. Also responsible for maintenance is the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, whose efforts help keep the trail passable year-round. Six trails connect to the Long Path, one being the Huyler Landing Trail, which General Lord Cornwallis' British Army used to scale the New Jersey Palisades in November 20th 1776. Many in the area consider this trail special because it provides them with a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The Long Path's terrain makes it a favorite for many off-road runners who fold it into part of their marathon-training regimen.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1971

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Palisades Interstate Park
Website: NY-NJ Trail Conference - trail information
Website: Long Path North Hiking Club

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Anthony Taranto
P.O. Box 155
Alpine , NJ 7620
(201) 768-1360 ext. 10
ataranto@njpalisades.org
http://www.njpalisades.org

 

Photos

Hikers ascending stairs on the Long Path. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

Hikers ascending stairs on the Long Path. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

Park employees and NYNJTC volunteers carry a bridge stringer by the Womens Federation Monument. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

Park employees and NYNJTC volunteers carry a bridge stringer by the Womens Federation Monument. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

 

Frog on Skunk Cabbage.  One of many common sights from the Long Path. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

Frog on Skunk Cabbage. One of many common sights from the Long Path. Photo by Anthony Taranto.

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