Turkey Mountain Loop #2

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

View of Lake Valhalla - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of Lake Valhalla - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows woods roads and footpaths up Turkey Mountain, passing remains of old quarries and reaching a panoramic viewpoint.

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Although best known for Pyramid Mountain and Tripod Rock, on the west side of Boonton Avenue, the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area also includes Turkey Mountain, on the east side of the road. This hike explores the lesser-used Turkey Mountain area.

At the southern end of the parking area, you’ll notice a triple yellow blaze, which marks the start of the Yellow Trail. Follow this...

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August 21, 2014
Hike Description Needs Update (White Trailhead)
<p>Did this hike a couple of&nbsp;days ago.</p> <p>The start of the&nbsp;white trail was moved significantly on the yellow trail. It now starts well&nbsp;before you cross the blue blazed Butler-Montville trail. New white trailhead is on the right and is&nbsp;well marked&nbsp;with large rock cairn and triple white&nbsp;blazes. This reroute is quite nice, and at one point passes a wooden sign for blue trail, allowing for loop hike back to yellow. Stay on white when you see this sign if you wish to see the Valhalla Overlook (better when leaves are down).</p> <p>My other concern is that it is now nearly Fall 2014 and some trails in this park are still closed despite PSEG having completed their massive powerlines&nbsp;quite awhile&nbsp;ago. When will the rest of the trails be opened?</p> <p>Thanks.</p>
March 05, 2012
Hike description has been updated
<P>Thanks for bringing the reroute to our attention.&nbsp; I have updated the hike description.</P>
Daniel Chazin
March 05, 2012
Yellow Trail Description Needs Updating
<P>I hiked the yellow trail described in this hike today and it has had a significant reroute. This hike description needs to be updated. The reroute is quite nice- kudos to those TC volunteers who designed it and worked to make it happen!</P>
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