Carpenters' Trail/Dyckman Hill Trail Loop from...

Palisades Interstate Park -- NJ Section

View of the Hudson River from the Carpenter's Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of the Hudson River from the Carpenter's Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin  Photo by Daniel Chazin  Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike begins by following the shoreline of the Hudson River and continues along the top of the Palisades cliffs, with outstanding views.

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From the parking area at the south end of the Boat Basin, proceed past a stone refreshment stand and continue south on the white-blazed Shore Trail, a wide, level path that runs along the shore of the Hudson River. The George Washington Bridge is visible directly ahead, with the New York City skyline beyond. As you proceed along the trail, you’ll notice several sets of stone steps that lead...

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September 12, 2016
Great Hike with Excellent Views
<p>This is one of my favorite hikes in NJ so far. Great views, great exercise, not a lot of people. The only part I would like to add is that we got a little lost at St. Michaels Villa. We ended up on the property where everything is totally fenced in, and we had to hop over the mentioned parapet/stone wall to find the path again buried in the woods. I'm not sure if we were supposed to walk totally under the bridge and around? Also we got slightly confused at the part that mentions an overpass. You're not actually supposed to cross it, just continue on in the same direction. Otherwise a great hike with tons of great photo ops!&nbsp;<img style="vertical-align: bottom;" src="/sites/default/files/u29671/IMG_20160818_175232.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="598"><img src="/sites/default/files/u29671/IMG_20160818_180218.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600"><img src="/sites/default/files/u29671/IMG_20160818_184044.jpg" alt="" width="449" height="600"></p>
September 26, 2010
Great views
Did this trail on 09/25/2010. Got a San Fransisco feel when we were going down to Englewood Boat Basin. And the views were really good. The only thing that you *might* want to watch out for are the mosquitoes swarming around in *some* places. But it was very close to being a perfect day-hike for spending a nice summer day
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