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Long Path: Section 1 New York City (W 175th Street Station) to NY-NJ

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An easy section of the Long Trail with great views of the Hudson River.


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13.9

Miles

22.3

KM

97%

Runnable

533' 162 m

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0' 0 m

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1,000' 305 m

Up

744' 227 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

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This is the first section of the Long Trail (or last, depending on the direction you are running.) It is also one of the easiest because of it's easy access and relatively flat, well-maintained trail. This section spans the Palisades, a long cliff overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. There are many viewpoint and stone ruins along the way from a time when the area was a popular weekend tourist location for people from NYC.

This section is known as section one and is about 14 miles long spanning from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ and traveling north along the Palisades to the border with New York State. There are several access points, and the trail is commonly done as part of a loop run joining the Shore Trail on the shore of the Hudson River.

Shared By:

John Maurizi with improvements by Daniel Jonas

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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in Manhattan

#11074

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#2

in Manhattan

#329

in New York

#11,074

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Stone path and stairs after entering the Carpenter's Trail. Ascent after Shore Trail.
Sep 6, 2020 near Fort Lee, NJ
Wait, I can’t see!
May 9, 2018 near Northvale, NJ
Nice day
Apr 11, 2018 near Northvale, NJ
The view from the parking lot!
Apr 11, 2018 near Northvale, NJ
Amazing view over Hudson River!
Apr 11, 2018 near Northvale, NJ
Alpine Lookout (also once part of the grounds of Rio Vista)
Nov 13, 2017 near Alpine, NJ

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Dec 1, 2018
Miguel Casas
Great trail because accessible; at times muddy and generally a bit technical, but great views. 14mi — 2h 30m
Sep 8, 2018
Brent Gerike
12.7mi