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Goat Hill Overlook Hike

A short, easy hike with great views of New Hope, Lambertville, and the Delaware RIver. The hike to Goat Hill Overlook takes you to the spot where George Washington and once stood.

Rating:
4.5 / 5
Distance:
1 miles (1.6 km)
Time:
1 hour
Difficulty:
Easy
Climbing:
70 ft (21 m)
Trail Condition:
Wide trail
Challenges:
None
People:
Minimal
Known For:
Great Views
Best Time:
Any time
Dogs:
Leashed
Bathrooms:
No
Parking:
Free

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Trail Maps

Use this address in Google Maps to get to the trailhead:
21 George Washington Rd, Lambertville, NJ, 08530, USA

Goat Hill Overlook hike location

The Goat Hill Overlook hike is is about an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour west of New York City.

The hike winds around Goat Hill to reach the overlook, where you get views of the Delaware River, New Hope, and Lambertville.

The hike winds around Goat Hill to reach the overlook, where you get views of the Delaware River, New Hope, and Lambertville.

goat hill overlook elevation

The hike is short and only climbs about 70ft.

Interactive Map

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Map Downloads

hiking map on garmin fenix 3

If you have GPS device (I use this one by Garmin and I love it) for your hike, load the GPX file below into your device to navigate the hike. For help on loading the GPX file, read this article on converting and transferring to a Garmin GPS.

Also, don’t rely on electronics as your sole means of navigation. There’s a basic printable PDF map below, and I strongly picking up a good topo map too.

View a Printable PDF Hike MapDownload the Hike GPX File

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Video

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Directions

goat hill overlook

What to Expect

Turn by Turn Hike Directions

goat hill overlook trailhead
Follow the trailhead address until you get to this turn off to the left. Head left up the dirt road. There’s no Google Maps address for the actual trailhead parking lot.
goat hill overlook trailhead
There’s a small parking lot at the trailhead. Parking is free.
goat hill overlook trailhead
Check the hiking board for any information. On this day, not much is going on.
goat hill overlook trail
At the end of the parking lot is a gate where the trail starts.
goat hill overlook trail
The trail is wide and easy to follow.
goat hill overlook trail
Shortly after the start, there’s a trail off to the left. Keep straight, heading uphill.
goat hill overlook trail
Stay on the wider path, avoiding any small paths off to the side as you reach the ridge.
goat hill overlook trail
As you hike closer to Goat Hill Overlook, there’s some small trails to the left. Again, stay on the larger trail.
goat hill overlook
Eventually you come to a clearing. This is Goat Hill Overlook.
goat hill overlook
Enjoy the views, take your selfies, and then walk back the way you came. You can explore the smaller trails off the picnic area too. Most of them lead back to the main trail. Enjoy the hike!

A quick note. These directions are meant as a guide for the hike, and not a definitive source. Conditions change, and the information here can be different based on time of day, weather, season, etc. There can be small side trails that you might see but I missed. I have made every effort to include all the information you need to complete the hike successfully. I recommend using this guide in conjunction with a map, GPX file, common sense, and call to the ranger station or park office. If you do the hike and notice something has changed, please contact me and I will update the guide.

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