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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.
1 miles (1.6 km)
Goat Hill Overlook Hike Trail Maps
Google Maps trailhead:
21 George Washington Rd, Lambertville, NJ, 08530, USA 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 The hike is short and only climbs about 70ft. Interactive Hike Map Goat Hill Overlook Hike Map Downloads View a Printable PDF Hike Map Download the Hike GPX File Goat Hill Overlook Hike Directions What to Expect Goat Hill Overlook was used by both George Washington and British General Charles Cornwallis to view opposing forces up and down the 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. You can 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. Turn by Turn Hike Directions 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. There’s a small parking lot at the trailhead. Parking is free. Check the hiking board for any information. On this day, not much is going on. At the end of the parking lot is a gate where the trail starts. The trail is wide and easy to follow. Shortly after the start, there’s a trail off to the left. Keep straight, heading uphill. Stay on the wider path, avoiding any small paths off to the side as you reach the ridge. As you hike closer to Goat Hill Overlook, there’s some small trails to the left. Again, stay on the larger trail. Eventually you come to a clearing. This is 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! Goat Hill Overlook Hike Video Please subscribe to my YouTube channel here! Show your support for my free hiking guides by checking out the deals below.↓↓↓ You can also make a small donation if you'd like, but please don't feel obligated to do so. HikingGuy.com is a labor of love because I want people to get outdoors and enjoy the trails safely. I want people to buy gear that actually works and not waste money on crap. I love helping people enjoy the outdoors, but it takes hundreds of hours of my time and hundreds of dollars of my money to add new content, maintain, and update. A small amount of money from REI affiliate sales and banners help offset my hard costs like website hosting. The content on this site will always be free for everyone to enjoy.
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Read More 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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