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Kinnelon-Butler Trail

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This trail travels north and south through Pyramid Mountain County Park and alongside Kakeout Reservoir.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Point to Point

858' 261 m

High

645' 197 m

Low

483' 147 m

Up

407' 124 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Description

This trail starts off the Mennen Trail at the south end of Pyramid Mountain County Park. I did this as part of a loop hike. The trail is rocky with rolling hills through an old-growth forest. About one mile in from the southern end of the trail, you'll reach a prominent rock formation known as Tripod Rock. It is a large glacial erratic balanced on three, much smaller rocks. After about 1.5 miles, you'll leave Pyramid Mountain Park continuing north on a white-blazed trail. The trail will exit into a residential area by way of an easement. Hike the road following the white blazes until you can re-enter the forest.

Once back in the forest, hike for another 0.5 miles until you reach Kakeout Reservoir. The last mile of this trail is very enjoyable along an overgrown forest road. Return the way you came or turn left on the Blue-White Connector Trail to reach the Montville-Butler Trail for the loop.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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Shared By:

John Maurizi

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End of the orange trail, turning around in the loop back on the blue trail.
Aug 6, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Sometimes you're going over the boulders and sometimes through them, nothing to difficult, lots of families with kids.
Aug 6, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Tripod Rock a truly AMAZING sight.
Aug 6, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Kinnelon-Butler Trail
Sep 13, 2017 near Kinnelon, NJ
Tripod Rock along the Kinnelon Butler Trail
Sep 13, 2017 near Kinnelon, NJ
Kinnelon-Butler Trail
Sep 13, 2017 near Kinnelon, NJ

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Aug 18, 2019
Ram K
I wandered off a little bit and that's why the distance shows more than that of the actual trail 5mi — 2h 05m