This was a return visit with Spencer to the Long Path ascent to High Tor (elevation 797 feet). High Tor is the highest peak on the Palisades and offers a 360-degree view of Dunderberg Mountain, the Town of Haverstraw, the Ramapos and Harriman State Park. The Colonists used the summit as a signal point during the Revolution, and it later was the site of an airplane beacon; the remains of the tower are still visible. (Source: Long Path Guide)
Total miles this hike: 1.1 (repeat hike) Total Long Path miles hiked: 2.4
1.3-mile hike northbound from the State Line Lookout in New Jersey takes you across the New Jersey/New York state line (a stone boundary monument placed in 1882 marks the spot), along the steep cliffs of the Palisades and to the end of Section 1 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York. A side trail takes you to the Peanut Leap Cacade. The day I went followed heavy rains so the falls were very active.
Total miles this hike: 1.3 Total Long Path miles hiked: 2.4
Second trip to the Long Path climb to High Tor, the highest mountain in the Palisades at 797 feet. Visible was the New York City skyline and a clear view of the Town of Haverstraw along the Hudson River.
Total miles this hike: 1.1 (repeat hike) Total Long Path miles hiked: 1.1