Pyramid Mountain Shorter Loop

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Hiker approaching Bear Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hiker approaching Bear Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes the gigantic Bear Rock and climbs to the fascinating Tripod Rock and a viewpoint over the New York City skyline.

40.946535, -74.388556

From the southern end of the parking area, follow the access trail, which starts just north of a kiosk and immediately passes a memorial plaque for Stephen Klein, Jr. In 150 feet, you’ll reach a junction with the Blue Trail. Continue ahead on the Blue Trail, which crosses Stony Brook on a wooden footbridge. Just beyond, the Yellow Trail begins on the right, but you should continue ahead on the...

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