Huyler's Landing Trail/Closter Dock Trail Loop...

Palisades Interstate Park -- NJ Section

View of Hudson River north from Alpine Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of Hudson River north from Alpine Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike combines a walk along the top of the Palisades cliffs with a stroll along the river, passing several outstanding viewpoints and interesting ruins of former estates.

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Begin the hike by proceeding downhill on the Alpine Approach Road past the Administration Building and bear left onto a wide footpath at the “No Bicycles on Trails” sign. You’ll soon reach a tunnel under the road. Turn right, proceed through the tunnel, and climb stone steps on the other side. You’re now following both the aqua blazes of the Long Path and the orange blazes of the Closter Dock...

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Trip Reports

rate experience
March 20, 2019
Great public transit option
Love finding new hikes that are accessible by bus/train from the city! We took the Rockland Coach bus from Manhattan to Closter Dock Rd, which cuts off the lollipop section near the headquarters and makes the hike a true loop. We were disappointed that the Long Path portion of the trail is often ~20 feet from a busy road, but overall we would recommend this route. Rare to experience cliff tops, beaches, boulder fields and historic sites on the same short hike, and we are big fans.
Kate Wadman
September 18, 2012
fun hike
<p>did this hike sept 16th. be sure to explore side paths to the left along the top for a number of bonus overlooks not shown on the map. the Zabriskie ruins are particularly extensive so if you like urban exploration plan on spending a while here.</p> <p>trails are in good condition with the exception of a short stretch on the long path to the north which is really overgrown</p>
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