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Palisades Historic Trail 

On September 15th 2016 the Palisades Historic Trail will turn 40 years old! Organized in 1976 under the leadership of Carl T. Buscher and a team of dedicated volunteers the Palisades Trail has played host to thousands of scouts over three decades.

The Palisades Trail runs along the New Jersey side of the Hudson River from Fort Lee to Camp Alpine. In actuality there are two trails, The Shore Trail is 12.5 miles in length and usually takes more than six hours to hike. The Shore trail runs along the bank of the river. The Long Path is 11.3 miles in length and can be completed in 6-7 hours with stops.

The trails are closed December thru February and if ever he Parks Commission determine the area unsafe. The Trails can be hiked in segments and in either direction.


Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

Scout Shop Hours:
9am - 6pm (Mon., Wed., Thurs.)
9am - 8pm (Tues.)
9am - 5pm (Fri.)
9am - 2pm (Sat.)
Closed Sundays
25 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland N.J. 07436 | 201-677-1000  |  HOURS: MON - FRI 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM