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greenBlue Long Path: Section 1

Trail

12.7 mile 20.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 753' 229 m
Descent: -654' -199 m
High: 533' 163 m
Low: 246' 75 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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An easy section of the Long Trail with great views of the Hudson River.

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Description

This is the first section of the Long Trail (or last, depending on the direction you are hiking.) It is also one of the easiest because of it's easy access and relatively flat, well-maintained trail. This section spans the Palisades, a long cliff overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. There are many viewpoint and stone ruins along the way from a time when the area was a popular weekend tourist location for people from NYC.

This section is known as section one and is about 14 miles long spanning from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ and traveling north along the Palisades to the border with New York State. There are several access points, and the trail is commonly done as part of a loop hike joining the Shore Trail on the shore of the Hudson River.

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