Open / Closed in the Park:
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|Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for season.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Pavilion restrooms closed for season (parking plaza restrooms remain open). Kearney House closed for season.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack closed for season.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required). 201-784-0484.|
|Hazard’s Ramp: Closed for season.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Conditions permitting, Fort Lee to Englewood open daylight hours. Englewood to Alpine closed to motor vehicles for season.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. 201-768-1360. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for season (Port-A-Johns available).|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures this winter on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
Sidebar last updated:
February 10, 2017.
The information posted here is subject to change without notice.
Upcoming guided hikes in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
Throughout the year, the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, stretching for twelve miles along the Hudson River and with over 30 miles of trails, hosts guided hiking tours for varied interests and ability levels. All guided hikes are free and open to all, and advance registration is NOT required.
Fri., Feb. 10: “Snow Moon Hike”
Sun., Mar. 5: “Millionaire’s Row”
Sun., Mar. 12: “Worm Moon Hike”
Sun, Mar. 26: “Clinton Point”
Guided hikes are held “drizzle or shine” — heavy or steady precipitation or icy trail conditions may cancel. If in doubt, please call the contact number in the hike description to confirm.
Hike descriptions show an approximate round-trip distance (mi.) and time (hrs.) and a rating provided by the hike leaders: Easy hikes should be suitable for most hikers, including those with little or no hiking experience. Moderate hikes traverse more rugged terrain and slopes, at a pace some may find difficult. Challenging hikes are best for experienced hikers.
FOR ALL HIKES, hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water to drink. Long-sleeved clothing is recommended for protection against poison ivy and ticks.
Our hiking trails are open 365 days a year. Check our Hiking pages for information about hiking in the park on your own, including tips for hikers and suggested routes.
“Snow Moon Hike”
On Friday evening, February 10, the park’s Trail Crew will lead a full moon hike through the trails at the State Line Lookout area on the cliff top in Alpine. Hikers should plan to meet at the Lookout, accessible from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 3 (U-Turn available for southbound travelers — click here for detailed directions), at 7 PM. Hikers should bring flashlights with them. The route will traverse about 2 miles in about 1.5 hours, over moderate hiking trails.
For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.
On Sunday afternoon, March 5, hikers can take a tour of “Millionaire’s Row,” where lavish estates once graced the cliff top in Alpine. Hikers will meet at 1 PM at the Park Headquarters, accessible from the Alpine park entrance (a half mile north of Closter Dock Road off U.S. Route 9W, or from Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 2 — click here for detailed directions). The cliff-top mansions of “Millionaire’s Row,” built from Civil War days through the early 1900s, were torn down over half a century ago, when the Palisades Interstate Parkway was built. The hike, which will cover about 2 miles round-trip distance in about 2 hours over relatively easy hiking trails, will wend through some of the more impressive foundation remains and other signs that can still be found in the woods.
Historical interpreter Eric Nelsen will lead the hike. Nelsen noted that this hike, perhaps the most popular of the tours he leads throughout the year in the park, benefits the most from winter conditions: many features that are hidden by foliage during most of the year become apparent now. Nelsen will have photographs with him to show the group what some of the estates looked like in their day.
Note that if icy trail conditions are present, the hike may be cancelled or postponed. To confirm on the day of the hike, please call 201-768-1360 and enter extension 108.
“Worm Moon Hike”
On Sunday evening, March 12, the park’s Trail Crew will lead a full moon hike starting from the entrance to Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin, accessible from the Englewood Cliffs park entrance at the east end of Palisade Avenue or Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 1 — click here for detailed directions), at 7 PM. Hikers should bring flashlights with them. The route will traverse about 2 miles in about 1.5 hours, over easy hiking trails.
For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.
On Sunday morning, March 26, historical interpreter Eric Nelsen will lead an eight-mile hike centered around the Palisades prominence known as Clinton Point. Nelsen will meet hikers at 10 AM by the entrance to the park’s Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin, accessible from the Englewood Cliffs park entrance (continuation of Palisade Avenue, at Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 1 — click here for detailed directions). The group will start with a climb to the top of the Palisades and then head north along the summit, stopping to admire the views from several natural vistas, including the hike’s namesake point, which corresponds roughly with the top of Tenafly’s East Clinton Avenue. The group will then descend back to the river on the old Huyler Landing farm road, and return along the shore, passing the sites of former fishing villages and bathing beaches along the way. The route traverses some relatively steep slopes and is rated moderate. The hike should take about five hours to complete, and hikers should wear sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and water with them.
To confirm on the morning of the hike if weather seems questionable, please call 201-768-1360 and enter extension 108.