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Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
|Park Overview:|| |
The area features unusual glacial erratics, dramatic rock outcrops, extensive wetlands, waterfalls, and several scenic overlooks – including views of the Manhattan skyline. How about Tripod Rock, a 160-ton boulder resting atop three smaller boulders?
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||30 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1500 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map|
|Web Map:||Morris County Park Commission trail map|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area encompasses Pyramid and Turkey mountains in Kinnelon, Boonton and Montville. Its features include unusual glacial erratics, dramatic rock outcrops, extensive wetlands and waterfalls. The two most remarkable erratics in the area are Bear Rock, one of the largest in the state, and Tripod Rock, a 160-ton boulder perched atop three smaller boulders.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The nearly 30 miles of marked trails provide opportunities to experience expansive views from flat-topped ridges, visit glacial erratics, see waterfalls and observe wetlands. The Visitors Center is a starting point for loop hikes. There are more than a dozen trails in Pyramid Mountain and [just across Boonton Ave, County 511] in Turkey Mountain, ranging from 0.7 to 7.3 miles. Several new trails were added to the park in 2008/09, including a 1.2-mile white-blazed trail, plus a black-dot trail and yellow-blazed trail, with a combined length of 2.8 miles. The longer of these two runs from Powerville Road in Boonton Township to Bear Rock at Pyramid Mountain.
Click for detailed descriptions of hikes in the park (GPS trailhead coordinates are included)
|Contact Information:||Morris County Park Commission |