April 09, 2017
Great hike, took a different route
Views over the palisades and GWB were great. NYC skyline was visible on a clear april day. I parked in ross dock to avoid parking fees. Parking fees on Ross Dock start in May, while the ones at Fort Lee is year round. The hike is easy to pick up from Ross dock. Just pick up the loop from the trail on the riverbank heading towards NYC and the large steps will come in on the right. From there you could either go up the steps or further towards NYC, the trail will switchback up around Henry Paulson Drive and back into fort lee. Just follow the blue blazes back into the woods and onto the stone steps.
April 05, 2017
Hike coordinates have been corrected
The coordinates that were shown for this hike were clearly incorrect. They have been corrected and will now direct users to the Fort Lee Historic Park. Thanks for pointing out the problem!
April 05, 2017
Coordinates of hike is off
The coordinates of this hike are not correct as of 4/5/17. The current coordinates will send google maps users directly on to i-95 instead of Fort lee. The correct coordinates are 40.8508298, -73.96267009999997. Google maps users can just plug "Fort Lee Historic Park" into the destination to get a closer result.
August 16, 2013
Access by public transportation a main feature
My fiance and I did a variant on this hike yesterday. We included the walk from the 175th Street 'A' train station, across the GW to Ft. Lee Park, and then back under the bridge to the LP entrance. We stayed on top to the Dyckman Hill Trail (yellow) down to the Englewood Picnic Area, milled around a bit along the shore to the north of the boat basin, and then back along the Shore Trail (white) to Carpenter's Trail (blue.) Carpenter's trail is really just another point of travel up and down the cliffs, and it's a hump. Back on the LP (green) to the GW, back to the 'A'. We did stop for tapas at a little place called Manolo on the NY side of the bridge. A little pricey, but the atmosphere is great, and the food is very good.