Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville: Address, Phone Number, Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
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Michael S
North Brunswick, NJ243 contributions
Beautiful place for hike
Jul 2020 • Friends
Very beautiful place for a hike. It's a decent hike with many trails and beautiful scenery. There are quite a few interesting rocks to see. It can get packed quick so going early is the best place.
Written July 26, 2020
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Ashely Fang
New York City, NY108 contributions
Glacial Relics
Jun 2020
There are lots of glacial oddities that are fun to look at, as well as a scenic route by the river and a view of the Manhattan skyline. It does get quite rocky and the ascent can be difficult at times, but it's very shady and is a beautiful place to be. To see most of what the trail has to offer, it may take about 4 hours. Dog and kid friendly.
Written June 27, 2020
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Climbmax
46 contributions
A nice hike
Feb 2020
6 miles of a hilly trail. Nice view on the lakeside section. Nothing out standarding or challenging. The Tripod rock was a cute sidekick.
Written February 13, 2020
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RoyLScam
Northern NJ434 contributions
Some of the best hiking in northern NJ
Dec 2019
This location is great for hiking solely due to the presence of Tripod Rock, a 170-ton glacial erratic that seems impossibly positioned!
Written January 14, 2020
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,052 contributions
views of the Manhattan skyline
Oct 2019
The area features unusual glacial erratics, dramatic rock outcrops, extensive wetlands, waterfalls, and several scenic overlooks – including views of the Manhattan skyline. How about Tripod Rock, a 160-ton boulder resting atop three smaller boulders? between how it's resting on three small rocks. *thinking *. let me google, ok found it. Roughly 18,000 years ago, the receding Wisconsin Glacier shaped the unusual glacial erratics found here, like Tripod Rock (a 180-ton boulder balanced on three smaller boulders) and Bear Rock (one of the largest in New Jersey, and I have also attached a pic)

The trail system here is good for beginning hikers but interesting enough for experienced ones. To create longer loops, connect the trails with Turkey Mountain, the two trailheads are across the street from the parking lot. The park’s highest point is 934 feet, with a magnificent view of the New York City skyline. This hike is for all people, with all levels of fitness. The route includes some moderate elevation gain with huge rock outcroppings. You'll need the trail map for this hike, especially if it is your first time visiting the park. Start at the trail kiosk (where there are typically free trail maps) and follow the Mennen Trail (Blue) over the footbridge. My suggestion would be - stick to the trail which you are following.
Written November 27, 2019
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Needabreak2014
Fair Lawn, NJ26 contributions
Easy to access and fun trails
Sep 2019
Recently found that this area even existed and did a short ( 2 hour) hike with a friend over labor day weekend. We followed the blue trail to Tripod Rock - parts were a bit challenging although overall this is categorized as moderate. I found the initial climb to be a bit steep and the re were a few areas where it was rocky and you had to be cautious. Going down was easier. The hike took us about 1.75 hours and was a bit over 4 miles . The trail was well marked and there were people coming and going. Will definitely go again - must be spectacular in the fall
Written September 5, 2019
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dolcev19
Montville, NJ6 contributions
Trails for every level.
Aug 2019
Ensure that you carry a trail guide, tick and bug repellent. Enjoy nature and a view of the NYC skyline!
Written August 7, 2019
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krseiden
Montville, NJ4 contributions
Convenient and Fun
Jun 2019 • Friends
I first hiked here because it was close to my home and I could go over in the morning for a short hike. I quickly learned my way around, although there are generally maps available. Numerous trails to choose from. Good for beginners.
Written June 4, 2019
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marion m
Montville, NJ23 contributions
DELIGHTFUL WAY TO SPEND FAMILY TIME
Jun 2018 • Family
Although it's best to go when it's not a holiday, it was a wonderful way to spend Fathers Day, walking and hiking through the trails. They are well marked for various levels and youngsters. Bathroom is in the main building.
Highly recommend this for a delightful day together.
Written May 7, 2019
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Glenn R
Montville, NJ6 contributions
A little gem
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have been hiking in Pyramid and Turkey mountains for many years. There are many trails to choose from. The trails are well marked and provide great views and interesting glacial erratics. The park can be quite Crowded especially on the weekends. It is popular with young families (and their dogs)
Written March 20, 2019
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