Hike Reviews

October 11, 2018
Public transportation is available to the Giant Stairs
Daniel Chazin
<p>You are correct that it is possible to access the Giant Stairs via bus routes 9, 9A and 9W of Rockland Coaches (Coach USA).&nbsp; These buses operate to and from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in Manhattan.&nbsp; Information on how to access the Giant Stairs hike via this bus route will be posted to the page for the Giant Stairs hike.</p>
October 10, 2018
Public Transport to Giant Stairs
Hi Daniel, According to the Giant Stairs page, there is no public transport available for that hike. However, according to these comments, sounds like we could take the Shortline Bus and still access the Giant Stairs? Just want to confirm and maybe if this is possible, the information can be added to the Giant Stairs page? Thanks!
October 14, 2014
This is a great hike, but not the hike described above
Daniel Chazin
<p>You ended up doing the Giant Stairs Loop north of the State Line Lookout. &nbsp;This is a wonderful hike, which is described separately as a hike -- see www.nynjtc.org/hike/giant-stairslong-path-loop-state-line-lookout&nbsp;-- but it is not the hike I describe above, which is a loop&nbsp;<em>south&nbsp;</em>of the State Line Lookout.</p>
October 09, 2014
Awesome hike! Great workout!
<p>I started the trek by getting off Exit 3 Southbound, and parking along the road by the overpass bridge -- there are signs for parking, and I left my car there on the side of the road for 3 hours with no problems.&nbsp; If you're following the map, I took the B/W trail to the Women's Fed. Monument.&nbsp; After taking in the view, I continued to follow B/W, always staying to my right, until I started descending the rock stairs.&nbsp; When you get to the bottom, turn left to follow the White trail to the Great Stairs.&nbsp; This rock scramble is a mix of rocky trails and big boulders - stay focused and watch your step!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you keep up your pace, you can do that whole first part in about 2 hours.&nbsp; Once I hit High Gutter Point, I started climbing towards the Aqua trail.&nbsp; I hit a fork that pointed me either back to State Line or farther out -- I followed it to State Line, ended up on the road, and came across the D trail.&nbsp; Another great workout, this is a steep climb headed south back towards the car.&nbsp; Followed the D trail, to the C trail, to the A, to the B -- this was about another hour trek.&nbsp; This whole route will really work your legs and get your heart pumping!&nbsp; After you get off the B trail and back onto the road, don't miss the entrance to the trail on the other side of the road that will lead you back to the overpass bridge and back to the car.</p>
March 14, 2013
Hike has been updated
Daniel Chazin
<p>Thanks for the information on public transportation.&nbsp;&nbsp; The hike description has been updated to include this information.</p>
March 13, 2013
Public Transit available for this hike
Michael K7
<p>Please update this hike to show that it is accessible via public transit. The Rockland Coach bus 9AT from Port Authority stops on Rte 9W at Cloister Dock Road (a litle less than half mile from the Admin Building), and also a little further north on 9W (right near exit 2).</p> <p>I feel this is important , so that if a new user of the TC website searches for hikes&nbsp;that are accessible via public transit, the search results will&nbsp;&nbsp;include as many hikes as possible.</p> <p>Thanks!</p>