Parkway repaving

Repaving of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey is now in progress under the supervision of the NJ Dept. of Transportation. Click here for more information.

Motorists please use caution! Allow extra travel time — consider alternative routes. Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates.

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Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Mon. to Thurs., 9 AM – 4:30 PM; Fri. to Sun., 9 AM – 5:30 PM.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays. (The Kearney House is open to tour most weekend & holiday afternoons.)
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Port-A-Johns only.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Dock: Open daylight hours. $20 trailer fee; $10 cartop launch fee.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs. Parkway repaving in progress. Click here for more information.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201 768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $10 parking fee, weekends & holidays; $5 parking fee, weekdays.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open weekdays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM; weekends, 9:30 AM – 6 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Port-A-Johns only.

Sidebar last updated: August 20, 2014. Information posted here subject to change without notice.

Unless indicated, events are FREE and open to all, and advanced registration is NOT required. (Check our Calendar page for how we rate guided hikes for difficulty.)

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)