Shore Trail (White): The Giant Stairs
ElevationAscent: 250' 76 m
Descent: -265' -81 m
High: 167' 51 m
Low: 5' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A trail full of fun rock scrambling with a very steep ending.”— Kevin Clark
If you come in from the north, continue south on the Shore Trail (white markers). Following the white markers, and you’ll scramble almost a mile across the boulder field called “the Giant Stairs.” These trails can be steep and slippery, requiring hikers to be fairly coordinated to negotiate the tough terrain.
If you're looking to complete a loop, keep an eye out about 1/4 mile south of the boulder field, to find the steep Forest View Trail (blue-and-white markers) and take it up to its intersection with the Long Path (aqua). Turn right (north) on the Long Path, cross the stream, and take the aqua trail back to the Lookout.
Land Manager: Palisades Interstate Park Commission