Seasonal job positions for 2016 are posted on our Employment page.

At this time of year, it is common to encounter what appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone! Click here to learn more about this important topic.


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

PIPPD Twitter feed

See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock opens May 11.
Alpine Picnic Area:Open daylight hours. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons beginning May 1.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack opens in May.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required. 201-784-0484.
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. 201-768-1360. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: May 1, 2016.
The information posted here is subject to change without notice.

Check our Calendar page for a full listing of events presented in a calendar format!

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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