Alpine Boat Basin and the Hudson River

Cresskill, New Jersey

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This spectacular out-and back hike edges the Hudson River, one of the world’s major waterways. At the same time, the route travels below the massive Palisades Cliffs. A good portion of the hike traces old historic roads, while a short section runs atop a stone bulkhead (slippery when wet). As you travel these old roads, imagine the sites as layers of historic activities. Is your car parked where automobiles lined up to embark onto the John Walsh for passage to Yonkers? Or are you stepping aside for a farmer’s wagon loaded with fresh vegetables, heading for the docks so his produce can be loaded onto a Hudson River sloop bound for New York City (NYC), a sloop built by shipwrights on this site? Smell the oak and cedar!
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 spectacular out-and back hike edges the Hudson River, one of the world’s major waterways. At the same time, the route travels below the massive Palisades Cliffs. A good portion of the hike traces old historic roads, while a short section runs atop a stone bulkhead (slippery when wet).

As you travel these old roads, imagine the sites as layers of
historic activities. Is your car parked where automobiles lined up to embark onto the John Walsh for passage to Yonkers? Or are you stepping aside for a farmer’s wagon loaded with fresh vegetables, heading for the docks so his produce can be loaded onto a Hudson River sloop bound for New York City (NYC), a sloop built by shipwrights on this site? Smell the oak and cedar!

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cresskill
Distance: 3.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Maps: DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
Topo Map: Alpine Boat Basin and the Hudson River Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
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