At this time of year, it is common to encounter what may appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone!
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Open / Closed in the Park:
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE for major road reconstruction.
Projected reopening: May 1 (weather and other factors permitting – please check back for updates).
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
NOTE: THE PARK’S SPRING OPERATING SEASON BEGINS MAY 1
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. All restrooms closed for season. 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 open 10 AM – 4 PM Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 6 PM weekends (closed Mondays).|
|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: Open daylight hours.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance open daylight hours. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE (projected reopening: May 1). Englewood to Alpine CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES for construction (projected reopening: May 1).|
|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.|
|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 on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive.|
Last updated April 21, 2017 (subject to change without notice).
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.
This version of the map will be best viewed online. It will print small on letter size paper, or will have to be tiled onto at least three pages. Full size is about 30 inches, scaled 1 inch = 2,000 feet vertically, 1 inch = 1000 feet horizontally (horizontal scale is exagerated 2:1 for clarity).
Click to download a full-color copy of the park brochure and trail map.
This brochure is two pages and includes general park information. It was designed to be printed on 11x17-inch paper, and may print small on regular letter size paper. Hikers may therefore wish to print out one or more of the hiking maps, below, which will provide better trail detail when printed on letter size paper.
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.
- Note: You can also download this same hike set to begin and end at Ross Dock Picnic Area, or download this same hike set to begin and end at Englewood Picnic Area.
“Carpenter’s Loop” | Moderate | About 5.5 mi., 2.5 hrs. round-trip (with an opportunity to shorten by about half).
Click to download a map keyed to a hike description that starts and ends at Englewood Picnic Area, headed north.
“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.
Click to download a map keyed to a hike description that starts and ends at Alpine Picnic Area, headed south.
“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.
Click to download a map keyed to two hike descriptions that start and end at Alpine Picnic Area, headed north.
“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.
Click to download a map keyed to three hike descriptions that start and end at State Line Lookout.
“Peanut Leap Cascade” | Moderate | About 2.5 mi., 2 hrs. round-trip.
“The Giant Stairs” |Challenging, with a difficult rock scramble | About 4 mi., 3 hrs. round-trip.
“Women’s Federation Monument” | Easy | About 2 mi.,1 hr. round-trip.
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.
Click to download a map of Greenbrook Sanctuary.
To learn more about the development of our park map, see “Putting the Park on Paper.”