Pyramid Mountain Loop #1 (Tripod Rock, Bear Rock, New...

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Bear Rock in Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Bear Rock in Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Tripod Rock in Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Tripod Rock in Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Hikers at Bear Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hikers at Bear Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes two unusual glacial erratics - Tripod Rock and Bear Rock - and climbs to several panoramic viewpoints.

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From the southern end of the parking area, follow the blue-blazed Mennen Trail, which starts just north of a kiosk and immediately passes a memorial plaque for Stephen Klein, Jr. After crossing a woods road, the blue-blazed trail crosses Stony Brook on a wooden footbridge. In another 125 feet, the Yellow Trail begins on the right. Turn right and follow the Yellow Trail, which crosses under...

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April 16, 2014
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Most trails are open
I have hiked there recently and almost all trails are open. You can hike to Bear Rock or Tripod Rock, etc. with no problems.  The exception is the blue trail going to Turkey Mountain from Boonton Turnpike up the "100 steps". The power company has obliterated this section of  trail (looks like a war zone with no trees, no blazes, etc.), although most of the "100 steps" are stll there. I do not know when the power company will finish their work in this section of trail and when park management will reblaze and reopen it.    
Willy
April 15, 2014
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Trails opened?
Are all the trails at Pyramid now open?
i12climbup
September 25, 2013
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Beautiful...and some updates!
Couldn't have asked for a better day for hiking--mid 60s, perfectly clear, and sun everywhere. These directions were spot-on, and I followed everything to a T. To people reading this--I'm pretty sure they're finished with construction. I went on the "closed" trails and they were totally clear. Estimated completion time for the trails was fall 2013, so it looks like they're just about done.   Great hike, excellent views, and really peaceful.
dskatz2
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