Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area Tripod and Bear Rocks Trail

Boonton, New Jersey 07005

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area Tripod and Bear Rocks Trail

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area: Tripod and Bear Rocks Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike offers one pleasant surprise after another. Not only will you be passing through lush woods, but you’ll have a fine view of New York City’s skyline from the top of Pyramid Mountain. There’s more icing on the cake with two excellent examples of glacial erratics—huge boulders believed to have been swept and deposited here by a glacial ice sheet around 12,000 years ago.

Tripod Rock, balanced on tiny, ball-shaped rocks, is a 160-ton beauty, while Bear Rock casts a tremendous shadow upon the swampy area it monopolizes. Before heading to the trail, check out the visitor center where you’ll find Lenni- Lenape Indian artifacts, bird nests, and other interesting exhibits as well as Douglas Vorolieff, one of the nicest and most knowledgeable naturalists in the state. Don’t forget to pick up a trail map while you’re here. Sturdy shoes are recommended because the trail is rocky in many places."

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Trail Information

Boonton
Nearby City
3.3
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
Dawn to dusk
Season
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area
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