Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

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While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County.

The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the river at sea level. It is wheelchair accessible from the parking lot at Nyack Beach State Park and even beginner bicyclists can easily travel on it. There is a paved connection to the Rockland Lake State Park area from this trail.

The northern half of the trail is hilly, narrow and quite rocky. It runs along the cliffs and should only be ridden by experienced bicyclists riding bikes in good condition.

Great views of the Hudson River and Palisades Cliffs rock formations are available from either trail segment.

If you live in the Rockland County area this trail shouldn't be missed.

Parking and Trail Access

A parking lot is available at Nyack Beach State Park. During peak season periods, parking fees are collected. There is no on street parking in the Nyack area. Very limited on street parking is available in Haverstraw at the northern terminus.


Not for a road bike

   August, 2015 by pini.aaa

I really enjoyed my ride, but, on the south bound, I lost control on the hill down where my bike slit down, causing sever injuries on my knee. I guess I shouldn't have gone on gravel with a road bike read more

Scenic trail for beginner to intermediate riders

   September, 2013 by nangotta

Beautiful views of the Hudson River Valley and Palisades Cliffs. Parking at the south end in Nyack Beach State Park was easy and free to park on the Monday we went (sign indicates a $6 parking fee). The first 2miles was flat, packed crushed stone surface, ...read more


   July, 2013 by bikerbike

Traveled from NJ to do this trail on Sunday only to find out about 1/2 mile in it was blocked off. It seems Hurricane Sandy did a job on it and they have been doing construction since spring. However,a Park Ranger says they are suppose to pave the trail ...read more