Endorsed by Curators:
This hike will start at the Alpine Picnic Area and Boat Basin. We'll head up Closter Dock Trail (orange blaze, 360 ft climb), north on the Long Path to the Forest View Trail (blue and white blaze, 520 decent), back south on the Shore Trail to the meetup point at the Basin.
We'll hike all the way through at a moderate/fast pace. Quick stop at the Women's Federation Monument before heading down Forest View Trail.
There is a map of the route on the "Pages" section.
Skill level: Intermediate. We are hiking through, with one break at the mid point (no sightseeing stops).
Trail length: Approx. 6 Miles
Difficulty: Plenty of rocks, tree roots and rocks.
Elevation: 520 ft Forest View Trail. 360 ft Closter Dock Trail.
Time: 8:30 am sharp, and should take about 2.5 hours.
Dangers: Tree roots and rocks.
Recommendations: Shoes with good grip, 2-3 liters of water, snacks, sunblock, hat, bug spray.
Meeting point: At the Alpine Boat Basin (https://www.google.com/search?q=alpine+picnic+area+and+boat+basin&oq=alpine+picnic+area&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5975j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#tbm=lcl&q=alpine+boat+basin&rlfi=hd:;si:[masked];mv:!1m3!1d[masked]!2d[masked]!3d[masked]!3m2!1i1500!2i865!4f13.1).
You must RSVP to attend this event (and not just show up), no exceptions.
Please be mindful of your limitations. There will be no sweeper on this hike; if you sign up, you should be able to finish the hike or return on your own.
Disclaimer: If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap.How to find us:We'll meet at the Alpine Boat Basin parking lot.