Tripod Rock / Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Rt 511, Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405, Morris County

Tripod Rock / Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area At A Glance...

About Tripod Rock / Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

Tripod Rock is a hundred seventy ton "glacial erratic" which perches atop three smaller boulders on the side of Pyramid Mountain, Morris County, NJ. It has been considered a spiritually significant site by local people for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The Rock is the largest of this type in the eastern USA. It sits somewhat south of the terminus of the last major glacier, thus, it dates back at least two glacial cycles, or over 100,000 years. The local legend is that it was levitated into position by Native Medicine.

  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
    • Hiking
      Rocky/Rugged hiking
    • Bathrooms
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Rugged / Rocky
    Park Type:
    • County Parks
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
      Glacial erratics

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Rt 511
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Morris County
Maps & Brochures:

Hours / Season of Operation

Pyramid Mountain trails are open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.

The Visitors Center is open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the year.

For more information, 973.334.3130.

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