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Tallman Mountain State Park
The main entrance to the park is on the east side of US 9W, 1.3 miles north of its intersection with Oak Tree Road/Washington Spring Road.
The trails may also be accessed from the southern entrance to the park, located on the east side of US 9W, 0.3 mile north of this intersection (this parkng area is not marked with a park sign). GPS Coordinates: 41.015248, -73.913655
Parking area off Rockland Road, near water tower -- GPS Coordinates: 41.029219, -73.916501
You can also enter the park on foot from Piermont.
Public Transportion: Rockland Coaches 201-263-1254
Rockland Coaches 201-263-1254
The southernmost component of the Palisades Interstate Park system in New York State, 700-acre Tallman Mountain State Park stretches along the Hudson River from the hamlet of Palisades to the Village of Piermont.
Two north-south trails extend the length of the park—the Long Path and the Tallman Bike Path. These two trails may be combined to make loop hikes from 2.5 to 5 miles. Click for a detailed description of a hike in the park (includes GPS coordinates for trailhead).
Use the Web Map link on this site for a trail map.
Tallman Mountain State Park comprises wooded country on the easterly slope of the Palisades uplands overlooking the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, which lies between the river and the slope. The marsh is part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Along the Long Path to the north is the Village of Piermont with many interesting crafts shops, art galleries and restaurants. The village- owned pier and its extensive development make an interesting diversion, with views up and down the river. Bordering the park to its south, the old-time charm of the hamlet of Palisades makes it seem hardly credible that it should still exist so close to New York City. Old Dutch houses with greenswards and gardens, and former artists' cottages, are scattered up and down the park-like hillsides.
The park operates as a day use area, offering a swimming pool, running track, tennis courts, playfield, cross country skiing and picnic areas in addition to hiking. There is handicapped access to the pool and picnic tables. Fees may apply.