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Wow what an amazing hike! Definitely recommend taking the red dot trail going up, as it takes 1300 feet elevation in 1.2 miles, which is very adrenaline pumping. Lots of rocks, but not too difficult to do.
And omg, what views from the top !
You get to see the gap and mount minsi and beyond.
If you want to soak in the beauty, go early, and choose less crowded days.
At the summit, don’t forget to go down the rocks little, it’s not visible from top, but that’s an experience u ought not miss.
Took the blue dot trail on descent, though equally rocky, it was a gradual one.
And there s a beautiful little cascade down that trail.
Hike takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on ur time spent on photo ops.
Parking was overflowing when we came back by noon. So once again, go early.

trails are marked but no signage at cross trails to make sure you’re moving towards your starting point.

nature trips
1 day ago

Scenic, dog friendly, 10/10 would do again

If you want to avoid the crowds, and get a parking spot, I suggest getting there early in the morning. Other than that the trail is perfect. Good for kids,adults and even pets!

Nice easy walk through the woods and over and around water. Dog friendly. I great spot in Fairfield ct.

on Turkey Mountain Trail

2 days ago

Fun and short for my 4 year old son and puppy. Trail was easy to follow and had a nice view at the top. Will be back to explore more trails (we took the white trail)

The view was amazing but highly trafficked is an understatement. We went on one of the first nice days in April so I can understand why it was crowded but I personally like a hike with less people. I highly suggest wearing appropriate foot gear (I saw some people going up in sneakers and flip flops), there is a steep incline! If it’s your first trail it might be best to go another route.

Awesome views of Pennsylvania from the NJ side of the water gap. The trail can be rough in some places. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mounttammany

Awesome view at under 1 mile. A nice moderate climb to the peak of Almost perpendicular. Some rock scrambles and a few streams. Definitely one of my favorites.

It’s a beautiful place to hike and enjoy the forest and view.

Fun hike done this a few times, definitely get a leg burn going up with a great view at the top.

This was a great, quick hike! The perfect length and difficulty level. Like others recommended, I went up the red trail and down the blue trail which definitely seemed like the better option! It was a foggy, misty day but the clouds cleared just as I reached the summit. The views were absolutely breathtaking! On the way down the blue trail was super muddy and the gnats were pretty unbearable. If I stopped or looked up they would go straight for my ears and eyes. They attacked my neck pretty bad (swollen and itchy) but that’s really my only compliant. The rock scrambles were much more tame than I expected after reading reviews. My 12 pound dachshund was able to work through them without any help.

If you plan to do this hike on the weekend, even on a cloudy/rainy day GET THERE EARLY!! I came two weeks ago around 11am and couldn’t find a parking spot anywhere (even in the overflow lot) so I had to turn around and drive two hours home. Today I arrived at 8:40am and was surprised by how many cars were already in the primary lot. When I left around 11:30am all of the lots were full. And this was on a crappy weather day!

I can’t wait to come back when the weather is nice to do this trail again!

Pleasant river walk. Eat at the Upper Nyack Grill after, great bbq, cole slaw and m&c.

Good workout. A little creepy on a foggy morning.

this is a lovely trail, though it's more moderately trafficked than lightly trafficked (hence the 4 stars). we went clockwise and the scramble down was a little steep, but mostly made harder by the constant drizzle and slippery rocks on the day of our hike. we enjoyed the hike thoroughly - it had a few ascents and descents, little waterfalls, a bit of mud (not too bad), and many ledges (we didn't see any vistas because of the fog but I'm sure it would have been beautiful). you do have to look out for markers on the boulders as these can be hard to see but other than that a fantastic trek!

hiking
8 days ago

Nice views, some steep parts. Be careful if it rains with the leaves on the ground makes for a slippery hike.

Good workout. Enjoyed the fog!

Did this trail in July, took Red Dot up and Dlue down. Trail requires some rock scrambling in spots which was fun and not dangerous. Beautiful views at the top.

nice trails, near a river, moderately busy, lots of dog walkers and dog pick up bags available.

Nice trail to kill a few hours at. Tripod Rock is always a cool little spot and there are a few views but they’re not particularly impressive. Some nice uphill hiking and the trail on the side of the reservoir are super refreshing.

done this trail often. sunset, mornings and afternoons. it was actually my first hike which really gave me a workout. but now it's not as hard after you go a couple times. I'm dying to make the sunrise one of these days. I took my dog for his first hike and he did good but towards the end he started limping. one of the rocks hurt his paw pad. so now before hikes I put a special cream to protect his paws. he loves hiking though, I went up to the lemon squeeze in NY and couldn't take him....he ignored me for 2days

I love reading people's reviews on what they see in the woods. It is the woods so you may see bear, snakes, deer, raccoons etc. You may even get bitten by bugs as well. Expect it, be prepared or just stay home. Anyway i was hesitant to do this hike because of the lame views but decided anyway because its not far from home. The views are very lame in fact. Lucy's overlook has too many trees in the front of it and the high tension wires at other vistas take away from the charm. At 4 or more miles much better vistas can be found at a shorter distance near by at other trails. Just my opinion of Pyramid Mountain is don't understand all the hype.

Great family hike!! 5 miles
Well marked, Wear boots, Very muddy! After a little rain.
Red stripe trail is a 100ft walk down a rocky trail. Walking sticks will come handy.

An ok trail there was not much of a scenery just a long trail walk. The trail marks need to be more clear we had to stop a couple of times trying to figure out where the marks are.

A bit muddy today but overall fun for our group of older gentleman.

Very satisfying for an afternoon with a 9yo and dog. Definitely go white-blue-orange red if you go with a dog- the blue rock scramble would be very tough going down for any but the most athletic pup (and mine does agility)

hiking
14 days ago

Nice place

Great day. Went up red and down blue. The terrain was definitely a decent challenge. It was steep and quite rocky although well marked and completely navigable. Views are fantastic.

Disappointed with how close the longest route goes to roads and neighborhoods. Didn’t feel like a hike. Also being rated moderate difficulty is very generous. More like a stroll.

walking
15 days ago

This is a great park. With plenty of stuff to see you can easily spend a day or two. As long as you pay attention and plan your hike it shouldn't be to difficult. This was my first time and I had no issues.
I will ask that you keep your dog on a leash as rules tell you to. This is not for your dogs saftey but others on the trail. Don't get mad at me when your dog gets hurt because you don't have them on a leash and they blot up to my little girl. Just be glad I didn't come after you next.

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