Join a certified outdoorsman on an all-day hiking expedition to the panoramic Hudson Palisades. We will begin our journey by walking over the majestic George Washington Bridge spanning the Hudson River. From there we’ll make our way to the Palisades Interstate Park, where we’ll find the southern trailhead for the historic Long Path. Our hike will take us through shaded forest and scenic ridges with great views of Manhattan and the Bronx. Your Guides will bring snacks but you will need to bring water and lunch for the five-hour hike. We return to the George Washington Bridge by mid-afternoon.
Who will enjoy this event? This is a great day trip for anyone who enjoys walking and nature with the convenience of accessibility by mass transit. We will be hiking for approximately five hours. Though most of the trail is gentle, there are two points where we ascend and descend some 350 feet of roughhewn stone stairs. You should be comfortable with hiking, and prepared with appropriate footwear for the trails, such as hiking shoes or trail runners.
The service booth at the NW/SW exit of the 175th St & Ft. Washington Avenue subway station. The station can be reached by subway via the New York City Transit Eighth Avenue Express A line.
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A born and bred New Yorker, John Britch has enjoyed hiking and backpacking in New York and New Jersey for decades. He continues to be amazed at how many wonderful natural spaces exist just outside the metro area, and loves to share them with others. John is a Rutgers Environmental Steward, and is also certified in Wilderness First Aid.