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!