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August 21, 2014
Hike Description Needs Update (White Trailhead)
Did this hike a couple of days ago. The start of the white trail was moved significantly on the yellow trail. It now starts well before you cross the blue blazed Butler-Montville trail. New white trailhead is on the right and is well marked with large rock cairn and triple white blazes. This reroute is quite nice, and at one point passes a wooden sign for blue trail, allowing for loop hike back to yellow. Stay on white when you see this sign if you wish to see the Valhalla Overlook (better when leaves are down). My other concern is that it is now nearly Fall 2014 and some trails in this park are still closed despite PSEG having completed their massive powerlines quite awhile ago. When will the rest of the trails be opened? Thanks.
March 05, 2012
Hike description has been updated
Thanks for bringing the reroute to our attention. I have updated the hike description.
March 05, 2012
Yellow Trail Description Needs Updating
I hiked the yellow trail described in this hike today and it has had a significant reroute. This hike description needs to be updated. The reroute is quite nice- kudos to those TC volunteers who designed it and worked to make it happen!
December 03, 2011
Coming from I-287 N, you need to turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp. If you have a GPS and you want to enter an address, the main parking area is right across the street from "1 Mars Court, Boonton, NJ." To get to the start of the yellow trail, go to the end of the parking area where the Visitors Center is and cross the street.
November 08, 2010
I heard coyotes howl during a hike here in Dec. 2009!
This area of Pyramid Mountain is less-traveled than its neighbor across the street, although it doesn't boast of the views or interesting rock formations. On a snowy winter's morning here in December, 2009, I heard the cry of coyotes as I was heading towards Boonton Ave near the intersection of the yellow & red dot trail. It was creepy yet exciting at the same time!