Pyramid Mountain Loop #2 (Tripod Rock, Bear Rock,...

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

View of Taylortown Reservoir from the Orange Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of Taylortown Reservoir from the Orange Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike runs along a scenic reservoir, goes by two unusual glacial erratics – Tripod Rock and Bear Rock – and reaches two panoramic viewpoints.

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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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September 02, 2014
this hike has everything
<p>We did this&nbsp;hike 8/31/14 sunday. This was a wonderful hike, and the direction was perfect and trails was well marked which made the hike even more enjoyable. the view of the lake at the start of the hike was beautiful, and the tri-pod rock was very interesting, and the bear rock was huge, took a lot of pictures. I would recomend to bring bug repelant, at the begining it wasnt bad but at the end of the hike going through some swampy area there was lots of bugs. This hike just became one of my favorite hikes I will be back.</p>
November 08, 2010
Some great sights, but beware of large crowds on weekends
This is certainly a very popular place for a walk, because even on a winter day, I've seen the parking lot full of cars on a weekend afternoon with additional cars parked along Boonton Ave. If you're looking for a quieter hike, visit Pyramid Mountain early in the morning or during the week. Turkey Mountain is right across the street from this park and while it doesn't have interesting rock formations, you will usually find less people treading on its trails.
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