Nature Walks in New Jersey
by Glenn Scherer (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
© Glenn Scherer/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.
Tripod rock offers much to see in a short hike. Animals are everywhere, and wild flowers and mushrooms paint the trails. Tripod rock is amazing to see (if you haven't, GO!), and Bear rock is humbling. The scenic overlooks are disappointing, and if you're looking for pretty vistas you really should look elsewhere. If you're planning a hike to Tripod Rock, I'd recommend going on a weekday as this popular and easy trail can get fairly busy. Being listed as a hike for "families" and "dog walking", the trail can be loud if you don't go on an "off-day".
Nice trail with great rock formations. We experienced a threat of rain and so had to hike through fairly quickly. Took my 7 year old son who found it enjoyable.
Great hike. Some good little climbs. Trail only took me an hour though. So I went across the road and hiked up Turkey Mountain starting with the "100 Steps". Good trail here too and wild turkeys. =)
This is a great trip for younger kids. The hike up to Tripod rock is a bit of work, but the rock (balanced on three really small rocks) is worth it! Our kids loved sitting under the rock and eating lunch. There is a pretty stream to walk by on the way down.
Lots of rewards on this trail - worth the effort.
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