Parkway repaving

Henry Hudson Drive from the Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle will be CLOSED to all use through Feb. 2015 for GW Bridge work by the Port Authority. Conditions permitting, the road will be opened on Sundays to pedestrians and cyclists only. Click here for more information.

PIPPD Twitter feed

Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates for the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for winter.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Kearney House closed for winter).
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: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 (northern end): Closed for winter. Drive 2 (southern end): Open daylight hours. Through Feb. 2015: Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle CLOSED to all use for GWB work. Click here for more information.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs. Repaving remains in progress, under the supervision of the NJ Dept. of Transportation.
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. Restrooms closed for winter (Port-A-Johns available).
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No restroom facilities available.

Sidebar last updated: December 16, 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. (Please also check our Maps page for more information.)

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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)

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