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 Blue 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 where a branch of the Blue Trail goes off to the right. Continue ahead on the Blue Trail, which crosses Stony Brook on a wooden footbridge. Just beyond, you’ll reach a fork, where the loop of...

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