UrbEx Hike Through The Abandoned Bergen Arches Of The Erie Railroad

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Join New York Adventure Club for a two-mile guided hike & exploration through the remnants of the abandoned Bergen Arches of the Erie Railroad; a spectacular canyon of train tunnels and open-air railbeds which were burrowed through the rocky Palisades in Jersey City, NJ between 1906-1910.

Led by a local Jersey City architect, our experience will include:

  • A discussion around the history and story of the Bergen Arches Railroad, from its laborious construction to its abandonment in 1959 due to nationwide post-war railroad bankruptcies.
  • An architecturally-focused look at the magnificent design of the tunnel, which is considered one of the greatest examples of railroad engineering on the Eastern Seaboard.
  • An exploration of the abandoned mile-long railroad route, which is now a canopied forest of urban vegetation and wildlife.
  • An incredible collection of graffiti art

This urban hike should take between 2-3 hours — please bring boots, water, and snacks. Expect muddy conditions.

Total hiking distance will be around 3 miles. Must be in good shape.


Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to the abandoned Bergen Arches!


Date: Sun, May 7
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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