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blog about long path - Long Path is really a 347 mile-hiking trail that spans through Nj-new jersey and New York. The path runs through Harriman State Park, the Hudson River Valley, the newest Jersey Palisades, the Catskills, and also the Minnewaska State Preserve. If you are a experienced long-distance hiker, the trail does allow for a whole through trip although it may prove to be difficult in a few areas such as Orange County. The trail is much more commonly used for excursions or short overnight trips starting and ending at various points on the trail.

The Path

Starting in Fort Lee, about the New Jersey side with the George Washington Bridge, the road spans north to John Boyd Thacher Park near Albany. Long Path is marked with light blue trail markers that have a tendency to lean towards aqua or teal.

blog about long path problems - Picking the trail up within the Catskills or in Harriman State Park is ideal if you would like to hike dirt. During our report on Long Path, we started our hike from US 6 Westbound several miles west with the Bear Mountain Bridge. There is a sign on US 6 for very long Path that directs you into a small parking lot where one can park your car and unload your gear.

After leaving the car park, the path takes you through to a moderate climb up Long Mountain. At the top you are greeted with some breathtaking views with the Hudson River and the Hudson River Valley. The top hill is dedicated to Raymond H. Torrey, a hiker who was instrumental in the development of the trail.


long tool blog with solutions - Long Path ranges from moderate to strenuous in difficulty, although Long Mountain away from US 6 is more moderate than strenuous. Hiking during the winter months tends to be more difficult due to the small patches of ice on the trail. The trail is usually cleared and at points even lined with logs. Compared to other stretches of Long Path, the section by US 6 is quite mild in difficulty.

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