Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Hike the Dyckman Hill/Huyler's Landing Loop

9 Miles Total - 980 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by John Maurizi

This is a nice long loop hike of 9 miles with great views of the Hudson River and historic stone ruins.

There is two ways to access this loop hike.  The first is from the Englewood Picnic area just off Exit 1 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here requires a fee of $5 May through September. The second is to drive past the Englewood Picnic area turnoff on Henry Hudson Drive and continue until you reach the Undercliff Picnic Area.  I prefer the latter because of the free parking and shaded parking area.

From the Undercliff Parking area, walk down the fire road path a short way to the Hudson River and ruins of an old stone bathhouse built by the park service in 1922. There was a large community that lived on the shores of the Hudson River during this time. It is fun to explore this and has some good photo opportunities. There is a large grass field in front of the structure right to the bank of the Hudson. A small sand beach still exists.

The Shore Trail passes through these ruins.  Start the loop going south on the Shore Trail.  After about about 1 mile you will reach the Englewood Picnic area and you can pick up the Dyckman Hill trail along Dyckman Road.  The route is marked with yellow markers and follows the road mostly until you reach the Long Path.

Once you reach the Long Path, turn right. This section of the loop is 4 miles long and has some of the best view points along the way. Some of the view points include Rockefeller Lookout, Clinton Point and High Torn. The trail runs parallel to the Palisades Interstate Parkway and occasionally the trail leaves the trees and runs along the grass side shoulder of the highway.

After the 4 miles, you reach Huyler's Landing Trail.  Turn right and hike downhill .6 miles until you reach the Shore Trail.  Turn right again and follow the Shore Trail for another 3 miles until you reach the Bath House ruins and the Undercliff parking area. 

Read More




Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Brooklyn, New York

Outsite // NYC

The loft has 7 bedrooms, rustic exposed brick, high beam ceilings, unique hardwood floors, and high-end designer finishes. All bedrooms have large windows, large closets and bathrooms include glass...

From $72/night

Brooklyn, New York

Camp Gateway Brooklyn Ny

Overview There's no other campground in the world where a family can sleep under the stars, tour the Statue of Liberty, watch a Broadway musical and kayak in one of the world's premier bird migrati...

Staten Island, New York

Camp Gateway Staten Island

Overview This campground boasts a spectacular view of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the longest vehicle suspension span in the United States. When it opened in 1964, it was the longest span in the...

Tomkins Cove, New York

Bear Mountain Inn

This 63-room Inn handles Wedding and Corporate events up to 250 people. The Full Services Restaurant serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our Café and Store are open Daily. 

From $109/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike the Dyckman Hill/Carpenter's Grove Loop

    This loop hike can be started from several different places.  I chose to start from Allison Park which overlooks the Hudson River in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.  From the parking area, walk out to the entrance road and travel south to Saint Peter's Coll...

    4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Running in Inwood Hill Park

    This relatively untouched, hilly park features forest, valleys, and a salt marsh – if you're lucky, you may even spot a bald eagle. A great way to run the park is simply explore the maze of trails. It is easy to lengthen your run by taking a few l...

    4.38 miles 1038 ft gain

  • Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

    The easiest way to access this loop hike is by parking at the Palisades State Park Headquarters.  This is just off exit 2 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here is free and it is a short walk down a road to the Closter Dock Trail.  T...

    5.4 miles 450 ft gain

  • Run Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    This trail traces the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City between 1842 and 1955. Our recommended route starts near the Greystone Station in Yonkers (Metro-North Hudson Line) and ends by the Scarborough Station bu...