Bearfort Mountain North

Bearfort Mountain North

Bearfort Mountain North consists of two parallel ridges, each of which has many subridges. The lower, eastern ridge is like traversed by the Bearfort Ridge trail. The slightly higher, western ridge is has only the faintest trace of a herd path. The true summit is southwest of West Pond and can be climbed from location where the Ernest Walter trail makes a 90 degree turn towards the north.

The true summit has unobstructed views towards the east, with New York City being visible through a gap in the mountains. (view pictured) The best view on Bearfort North is "Grand View" just over the New York border on the AT, but there are other views from the eastern end of the Ernest Walter trail.

Bearfort Mountain North is part of New York/New Jersey's Green Pond Outlier, a long, almost uninterrupted ridge extending from Green Pond Mountain central Morris County, NJ to Schunemunk Mountain in Orange County, New York and includes Bearfort Mountain, Mount Newfoundland, Kanouse Mountain, and Copperas Mountain.

The Green Pond Outlier is distinct from the rest of the Highlands in that its rocks are younger and are sedementary.

Elevation 1460
Decimal degrees 41.1819, -74.359
County Passaic
Ownership public
Owner Abram S. Hewitt State Park
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Bearfort Mountain

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Trip Reports

John Bialek (Pumpkinhead) climbed Bearfort Mountain North on 06/12/2017
JohnVC climbed Bearfort Mountain North on 05/14/2016
Bill VS climbed Bearfort Mountain North on 05/14/2016
Steve Welgoss climbed Bearfort Mountain North on 04/30/2016
John Bialek (Pumpkinhead) climbed Bearfort Mountain North on 03/17/2016

Pictures from Bearfort Mountain North

Waterfall near the Warwick Turnpike.

Waterfall near the Warwick Turnpike. —Jeff Bennett

Typical Green Pond outlier rock formations.

Typical Green Pond outlier rock formations. —Jeff Bennett

The Bearfort Ridge trail doesn't get a ton of use, as shown by this mossy stretch.  The orange Quail trail is the opposite.  It's all ATV-exacerbated mud.

The Bearfort Ridge trail doesn't get a ton of use, as shown by this mossy stretch. The orange Quail trail is the opposite. It's all ATV-exacerbated mud. —Jeff Bennett

Scene of the true summit on the west ridge.

Scene of the true summit on the west ridge. —Jeff Bennett

West Pond.

West Pond. —Jeff Bennett

View towards east from the true summit.  NYC is just barely visible.

View towards east from the true summit. NYC is just barely visible. —Jeff Bennett

View towards the north.  Greenwood Lake is at the right.

View towards the north. Greenwood Lake is at the right. —Jeff Bennett