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Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout, Alpine
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Stopped by for a quick visit and picnic on a beautiful autumn day. The place was so crowded! The bird watchers were everywhere. They told us they were watching a falcon on its perch but we never saw i... read more »
Just a short drive on the Jersey side of the GWB, the State Line lookout is an absolutely stunning and beautiful space to enjoy a picnic lunch. Hiking trails are everywhere and can suit anyone with di... read more »
This is a great place for a snack and to enjoy the view. Be sure to check out the books for sale. Nothing special except the history.
While i normally prefer to do the uphill part of my hikes first, the views here make the reverse (start up top, hike down to the river, hike back up) well with it. I think everything tastes better after a hike, but the burger here was great too!
Sean P. O'Connor
Neat view, but the secret find is the top notch snack bar. Egg sandwiches in the morning, nice lunch, homemade baked goods and the prices are more than reasonable. I'll be back for sure with my family next time we go upstate. WAY more human than a thruway rest stop.
This place is nearly at the end of the state park and probably the highest spot in the park. It's basically a scenic lookout with some trails although the trails don't look simple. You can walk a long stretch here but some trails come very close to the road which you need to be careful with. We could not explore the shore side trails but did the view point only. The only sad part is the non availability of toilets anywhere near by except for the cafe.
The State Line Lookout offers a variety of hikes ranging from moderate to strenuous and difficult. Multiple trail hikes are available so it is important to know how to read the trail markers and wear the proper footwear for covering the more difficult terrain. Tip: Avoid taking the white trail after rainfall to the Giant Stairs as the descending is about 550 feet and the Giant Stairs are slippery and dangerous when wet.
I come here to hike a the giants stairs all the time. The view is just suburbs of the city, nothing special. But there's a good 2 hour hike to be had. If you're doing the giant stairs loop, do yourself a favor and go down the stairs first. Otherwise you'll be climbing those stairs at the end of your hike. The climb from the New York side is gentler. And get a burger from the snack bar, they're good.
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