Forest View Trail/Closter Dock Trail Loop from Alpine...

Palisades Interstate Park -- NJ Section

Forest View Trail/Closter Dock Trail Loop  - Photo: Daniel Chazin Forest View Trail/Closter Dock Trail Loop  - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike combines a walk along the top of the Palisades with a steep descent to the river and a stroll along the river, passing several outstanding viewpoints and the Women’s Federation Monument.

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From the northern end of the parking lot, head into the woods, following the aqua blazes of the Long Path. Soon, you'll begin to parallel the Parkway, which is to your left. For the most part, there is a wide strip of dense vegetation between the trail and the Parkway, but the sounds of the traffic can be heard during the first part of the hike.

In two-thirds of a mile, as the Long...

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October 11, 2018
Public transportation is available to the Giant Stairs
<p>You are correct that it is possible to access the Giant Stairs via bus routes 9, 9A and 9W of Rockland Coaches (Coach USA).&nbsp; These buses operate to and from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in Manhattan.&nbsp; Information on how to access the Giant Stairs hike via this bus route will be posted to the page for the Giant Stairs hike.</p>
Daniel Chazin
October 10, 2018
Public Transport to Giant Stairs
Hi Daniel, According to the Giant Stairs page, there is no public transport available for that hike. However, according to these comments, sounds like we could take the Shortline Bus and still access the Giant Stairs? Just want to confirm and maybe if this is possible, the information can be added to the Giant Stairs page? Thanks!
October 14, 2014
This is a great hike, but not the hike described above
<p>You ended up doing the Giant Stairs Loop north of the State Line Lookout. &nbsp;This is a wonderful hike, which is described separately as a hike -- see;-- but it is not the hike I describe above, which is a loop&nbsp;<em>south&nbsp;</em>of the State Line Lookout.</p>
Daniel Chazin
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