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Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: August 11, 2017

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Thu. | 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri to Sun | closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), Fri to Tue, $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
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. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), $10 weekends & holidays, $5 Mon, Tue, Fri.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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On this page, the map of the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is presented in several formats to view or print out.


Click to download the park map in color and presented on a single page.

Color map of the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.


Click to download a full-color copy of the park brochure and trail map.

Color brochure.


For hikers using mobile devices or home printers, it may be more convenient to download one or more of the maps below, presented from south to north in the park, and which include a second page with simple hike descriptions and tips for hikers. (These five maps overlap and can be used to form a continuous map of the park, though scale had to be varied slightly to allow for each to be printed on a single letter-size sheet of paper.)

EASY hikes can be completed in two hours or less by hikers with little or no hiking experience, including school-age children who are among the group.

MODERATE hikes will take two hours or more to complete, and parts of the route traverse some significant slopes or rugged trails. Younger children may find these hikes too difficult. Older children and adults should be in good shape and relatively confident of their hiking abilities.

CHALLENGING hikes are better suited to hikers who have some real hiking experience. The trails are rugged and have steep slopes. These hikes may take over three hours, and younger children may not be able to complete them. Older children and adults should be in good shape and confident of their hiking abilities.


Click to download a map keyed to a hike description that starts and ends at Fort Lee Historic Park.

Fort Lee Hike

“Carpenter’s Loop” | Moderate | About 5.5 mi., 2.5 hrs. round-trip (with an opportunity to shorten by about half).

View of the George Washington Bridge.


Click to download a map keyed to a hike description that starts and ends at Englewood Picnic Area, headed north.

Alpine Hike

“Clinton Point” | Challenging | About 8 mi., 5 hrs. round-trip. Hike accessible by public transportation from the Greenbrook entrance in Tenafly— see hike description and adjust route accordingly.

Near the top of the Huyler’s Landing Trail on the “Clinton Point” hike. Huyler’s Landing on the “Clinton Point” hike.


Click to download a map keyed to a hike description that starts and ends at Alpine Picnic Area, headed south.

Alpine Hike

“Huyler’s Landing History Hike” | Moderate | About 5 mi., 3.5 hrs. round-trip. Hike accessible by public transportation from the Closter Dock trailhead — see hike description. Hikers can also use Park Headquarters as start/end point for this hike and adjust route accordingly.

Fall foliage colors the Palisades


Click to download a map keyed to two hike descriptions that start and end at Alpine Picnic Area, headed north.

Alpine Hike

“Cape Fly Away” | Easy | About 3 mi., 1.5 hrs. round-trip (with an opportunity to shorten by about half for an easy hike).

“Bombay Hook” | Challenging | About 7 mi., 5 hrs. round-trip. Hike accessible by public transportation from the Forest View trailhead — see hike description. Hikers can also use Park Headquarters as start/end point for this hike and adjust route accordingly.

Bombay Hook.


Click to download a map keyed to three hike descriptions that start and end at State Line Lookout.

State Line Hikes

“Peanut Leap Cascade” | Moderate | About 2.5 mi., 2 hrs. round-trip.

Along the Shore Trail headed toward Peanut Leap Cascade. Peanut Leap Cascade.

“The Giant Stairs” |Challenging, with a difficult rock scramble | About 4 mi., 3 hrs. round-trip.

Start of a hike on the Giant Stairs, looking at the new panoramic sign at State Line Lookout. Hiking the Giant Stairs: crossing the bridge over the Forest View ravine. Hiking the Giant Stairs. Hiking the Giant Stairs. Hiking the Giant Stairs. Hiking along a shaded section of the Giant Stairs. Hiking through a break in the boulder field of the Giant Stairs. Hiking on the northern end of the Giant Stairs. Coming up from the Giant Stairs on the Long Path, at High Gutter Point.

“Women’s Federation Monument” | Easy | About 2 mi.,1 hr. round-trip.

A stop at the Women’s Federation Monument.


These maps may also be of interest to park visitors:

Click to download a brochure with a map of the cross-country ski trails at the State Line area of the park.

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Click to download a map of Greenbrook Sanctuary.

Map of Greenbrook Sanctuary


To learn more about the development of our park map, see “Putting the Park on Paper.”

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