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.


Only for runners or good mountain bikers

   September, 2016 by mystang52

I rode the entire length from Nyack to the end at Haverstraw on my hybrid bike. It became a quixotic quest once I started, but frankly it was not fun, and maybe dangerous. A couple of steep hills, but numerous other rolling hills. On the downhills ...read more

Excellent trail but be aware

   June, 2016 by karensocialnetwork

This is a great trail but please be aware that as of this posting there was no access at the southernmost trail head or at the River Road Entrance. I drove up to Monroe and entered there. At Monroe there is ample parking, a visible trailhead and the trail ...read more

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