goat hill overlook

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.

4.5 / 5
1 miles (1.6 km)
1 hour
70 ft (21 m)
Trail Condition:
Wide trail
Known For:
Great Views
Best Time:
Any time
Hike Weather:

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Trail Maps

Google Maps trailhead:
21 George Washington Rd, Lambertville, NJ, 08530, USA

Hike Location

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.

3D Hike Map

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

Hike Elevation Profile

goat hill overlook elevation
The hike is short and only climbs about 70ft.

Interactive Hike Map

Goat Hill Overlook Hike Map Downloads

Download a GPX file to use on your GPS device. GPS devices are great to plan and follow routes, and there are tons of free electronic hiking maps that you can use. But don't rely solely on electronic navigation, always have a paper backup. Print out the PDF below, get a topo map, and/or print these directions.

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Goat Hill Overlook Hike Directions

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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.
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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!

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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.