State Line Lookout and the Palisades

Palisades, New Jersey

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This is a scenic out-and-back hike that runs along the top of the Palisades Cliffs above the Hudson River. There’s a moderate descent and ascent on the Long Path, which uses old abandoned highways, former bridle paths, trails, and even steps to reach the State Line Boundary Monument and Station Rock. The hike provides one of the most magnificent views on the East Coast. This walk begins at State Line Lookout, the lofty Palisades aerie that gives you a spectacular close-up of Palisades geology and great views of the ever-busy Hudson River and of Hastings-on-Hudson across the river. If you can momentarily take your eyes off the scenery, you can ponder the political boundary that gives this spot its name. The actual state line is 0.5 mile north of here.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey

by Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr. (Falcon Guides)

This is a scenic out-and-back hike that runs along the top of the Palisades Cliffs above the Hudson River. There’s a moderate descent and ascent on the Long Path, which uses old abandoned highways, former bridle paths, trails, and even steps to reach the State Line Boundary Monument and Station Rock. The hike provides one of the most magnificent views on the East Coast.

This walk begins at State Line Lookout, the lofty Palisades
aerie that gives you a spectacular close-up of Palisades geology and great views of the ever-busy Hudson River and of
Hastings-on-Hudson across the river. If you can momentarily take your eyes off the scenery, you can ponder the political boundary that gives this spot its name. The actual state line is 0.5 mile north of here.

©  Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr./Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Palisades
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Palisades Interstate Park
Local Maps: DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to State Line Lookout and the Palisades

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2012
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We hiked the northern portion of the Long Path from the State Line Lookout to the intersection with the Shore Trail. Unfortunately the portion of the Shore Trail containing the stone steps was closed due to the a landslide, however, the rest of the trail was great. The hike itself is relatively easy. The views are some of the best in the state, and standing atop the 400+ foot cliffs of the Palisades is a humbling experience. My only negative remarks for this trail is that it was rather crowded (and we were there on a weekday), and there is quite a bit of litter nearest the trailheads.



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