The state line Lookout is a beautiful hiking spot off the Palisades Parkway. It is set between the highway and the Hudson River.
When we arrived at the Information Center, we walked down a paved street alongside the water and the building, until we saw markings on the right. They lead between the trees to the teal blue hiking trail which takes you down to a splendid waterfall at the foot of the Hudson River.
The path snakes through wooded areas with bubbling streams running alongside. At intervals there are beautiful open areas with views of the Hudson River. The reward is at the bottom of the hike when you reach a large waterfall on one side and the base of the Hudson River on the other.
The hike is not very simple and took us an hour and a half each way. I recommended to hike to my friend who wanted an adventure with her teenage sons. While on the trail she kept calling me to make sure she was on the right path. She could not believe my four-year-old managed that hike. It is all a matter of determination and practice.
Posted: August 3, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Exit is off the Palisades Pkwy: Alpine Dr, Closter, NJ 07624. The exit sign says Scenic View. Follow the road until you reach an Information Center.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 35 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Monsey: 30 minutes