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OVER THE GWB AND DOWN ‐ LEGS 4 AND 5 OF THE BATT-TO‐BEAR TRAIL‐ Walk over the George Washington Bridge, into the woods on top of the Palisades. "No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB." Walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air,waterfall. See map of the BTB trail at See book WALKING THE HUDSON. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels. 

MEET: 10 AM at Bus Information booth in Port Authority Bus Terminal, W.178th/Broadway. Take A train to 178th or #1 train to 181st Station.

LEADERS: Cy A and friends. email: [masked]

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit to join.

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  • James M. T.

    Thanks to Master Cy for this wonderful hike - what a beautiful day with some foliage - just have to go back there in next couple weeks to see the full color. And a special thanks to Emiko for those beautiful pictures.

    October 13, 2013

  • Sharon

    We will meet at 175th st? Am running late!

    October 12, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Ok so I'm still figuring this out, I'm here but I didn't read carefully an I'm already at 181st st. Ill be waiting at the Starbucks on 181st could you text or call when you're here?[masked]

    October 12, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I'm running about 10 min late hoping you can wait!

    October 12, 2013

  • J

    I too am coming from NJ so I will be joining the group at the GWB or by the Top of the stairs.
    The Hike says we are going North 5-8 Miles, will we return the same path with a round trip of approx 10-16 miles?
    Wondering about how to plan the return home.
    Thank you

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    if I was to join in, where would I meet the group on the bridge since I live in jersey not far from the GW. I could meet you on the ny side and walk back over with you to start the hike. please post it here or call me at[masked],thanking you ahead of time,george.

    October 10, 2013

    • Tom B.

      Hi George, once the group reaches the Jersey side of the bridge they will be going up the stairs and then on to the Long Path, so if you want to meet them on that side station yourself before the stairs, probably it will be around 10:45 a.m. when they reach the stairs.

      October 10, 2013

    • Tom B.

      Presumably they are coming over on the north side of the bridge, if the north side is closed and they come over the south side they will still be heading for the stairs and the Long Path, so as long as you position yourself to have a clear view of the stairs you should not miss them.

      October 10, 2013

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