Walk 10 to 30 miles of Hudson River vistas!
FREE walking event
Get moving, enjoy panoramic scenery along the Hudson River, be a part of our most popular event of the year, and celebrate with us at the finish. Cross the grand George Washington Bridge on foot. Visit the location where Alexander Hamilton dueled with Aaron Burr. Enjoy a day of sweeping vistas along the river on a pedestrian-friendly route.
Our 7th annual Hudson River Loop Walk is a one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. We start at the PATH station at Exchange Place in Jersey City and continue north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side to the George Washington Bridge. After the spectacular trip across the bridge, we connect to the Hudson River Greenway trail, head south and end at the World Trade Center. The PATH train returns you to Exchange Place, where you can sit riverside in the relaxed outdoor atmosphere of our post-event party at Piggyback Bar in Jersey City.
In the event you are unable to finish, you will find the MTA Broadway-Seventh Avenue local, the 1 train, always nearby during the second half of the walk.
If you are not ready to tackle a 30-mile journey, take advantage of the NY Waterway ferry service. With departures every twenty minutes, NY Waterway provides a pleasant journey from Port Imperial/Weehawken to Pier 78 in Manhattan during the Hudson River Loop Walk for those walkers wishing to complete the shorter ten mile loop.
Thanks to the progress on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side and the well-established Hudson River Greenway on the New York side, we will enjoy a route friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, and complete a loop with virtually no interaction with traffic and just a few streets to cross.
OFFICIAL START is 8 a.m. Due to a large anticipated crowd, check-in, orientation, and free coffee and donuts, we advise you to arrive between 7 and 7:30. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 7:45, and you must be present to win.
The most spectacular views of the walk are to be enjoyed atop the bluffs of Weehawken, where America's most famous duel occured. In 1804, after a brewing history of animosity between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, they met one last time on the banks of the Hudson in a duel that ended Hamilton's life and sent Burr's reputation on a final downward spiral. The location of the duel sits below a current monument to the event with a bust of Hamilton highlighting the spot. This optional route is strongly recommended.
The walk will also introduce to you the edgy architecture of Burdett's Landing, the roadside nests of Edgewater parrots, the Little Red Lighthouse, Manhattan's many riverside sculptures, the famous High Line elevated walkway, and many other curiosities.
The event is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage donations in support of the beautiful trails we use. This walk is organized by FreeWalkers.org and supported by the Hudson River Walkway Conservancy and the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
More information at hudsonloop30.org