We are now accepting applications for summer employment — click here for details.

Pothole repair work remains ongoing on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Motorists should please use caution. See Parkway Condition Statement for more information.

The Parkway Police Twitter feed provides live updates on traffic and other conditions.

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Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, pavilion restrooms closed for winter.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.
Hazard’s Dock: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 closed for winter. Drive 2, Dyckman Hill Road, and Alpine Approach Road open daylight hours, conditions permitting.
The Kearney House: Closed for winter.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs., ongoing pothole repair work (see Parkway Condition Statement).
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (these days are marked on our calendar). Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201 768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 27

“Arbor Day Tree Planting” • Volunteer tree planting with the Trail Crew • From 11 AM to 3 PM: start at Ross Dock Picnic Area (directions) or at Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin (directions) and follow signs to “Tree Planting on the Shore Trail,” with a short walk to closest planting sites.

Click here for more information. We provide tools and gloves, but you may bring your own. Groups and troops please contact Christina Fehre at 201 768-1360 ext. 110.

Escape to the Palisades

Lots more coming up
…check our calendar!

About thirty miles of trails in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey offer opportunities for hikers ranging from easy riverside strolls to challenging rock scrambles.

Trails are open year-round during daylight hours only.

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There are suggested routes, many with printouts including maps, on these pages:

Public hiking tours are conducted throughout the year—check our calendar for upcoming dates. (Click here for information on arranging a staff-led guided hike for your group.)

Accident, fire, emergency: 201 768-6001 (please call this number before trying 911 in the park)

Perhaps because of our proximity to New York City, many first-time Palisades hikers are surprised at how rugged our trails can be. Please be prepared!

Some tips:

Click to download our advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).

Advisory for hikers (.pdf)