Goat Hill Overlook Hike
|In This Guide|
|Distance||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Hike Time||1 Hour (Total)|
|Total Ascent (?)||70 feet (21m)|
|Highest Elevation||428 feet (130m)|
|Fees & Permits||Free|
|Park Website||Washington Crossing State Park|
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The Goat Hill Overlook hike is short, easy, and takes you to a lookout where George Washington once stood to survey the land around New Hope and Lambertville. Actually, Goat Hill Overlook was used by both George Washington and British General Charles Cornwallis to view opposing forces up and down the Delaware River. Goat Hill is also known as Washington’s Rock.
Goat Hill Overlook is a 213-acre scenic preserve, administered as part of nearby Washington Crossing State Park. It opened in 2009. Before becoming a park it was going to be a quarry, and before that it was owned by the Boy Scouts.
This guide gives you directions from the trailhead, which is a short drive from Lambertville, NJ. You can also walk to the trailhead from the center of Lambertville (or New Hope). It’s about a 1.5 mile hike (45 minutes) to the trailhead from central Lambertville on lightly trafficked streets. It’s a nice walk if you have more time.
Getting to the Goat Hill Overlook Trailhead
Use this trailhead address: 21 George Washington Rd, Lambertville, NJ, 08530, USA.
Gear For the Hike
You don’t need any special gear for the hike, but it can get muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. It’s nice to bring a pair of binoculars to the summit too.
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