Big Beech Mountain

Big Beech Mountain

Big Beech Mountain is most easily accessed via a half hour hike along the Highlands Trail from Long Pond Ironworks. Although the ascent is 800 vertical feet, there are no strenuous inclines. There are two viewpoints from the trail on Big Beech and the true summit is just a few minutes hike North from the North-most viewpoint. If you hike off the trail towards the east, you will find some excellent easterly views from Big Beech's cliffs.

The photograph above was taken from the swamp that feeds Jennings Hollow Brook.

Elevation 1200
Decimal degrees 41.1666, -74.294
County Passaic
Ownership public
Owner Tranquility Ridge County Park
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Bearfort Mountain North

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Trip Reports

Kristin climbed Big Beech Mountain on 06/19/2021
Brian Shultis climbed Big Beech Mountain on 11/21/2020
John Rushman (Doc) climbed Big Beech Mountain on 09/12/2020
Glenn Gross climbed Big Beech Mountain on 09/12/2020
John Rushman (Doc) climbed Big Beech Mountain on 06/03/2020

Pictures from Big Beech Mountain

Jason crossing Jennings Hollow Brook.

Jason crossing Jennings Hollow Brook. —Eric Koppel

Big Beech Mountain as seen from Jennings Mountain.

Big Beech Mountain as seen from Jennings Mountain. —Eric Koppel

Jason traversing the swamp between Jennings Mountain and Big Beech.

Jason traversing the swamp between Jennings Mountain and Big Beech. —Eric Koppel

The first viewpoint on Big Beech Mountain.

The first viewpoint on Big Beech Mountain. —Eric Koppel

Big Beech Mountain as seen from the Jennings Mountain viewpoint.

Big Beech Mountain as seen from the Jennings Mountain viewpoint. —Eric Koppel

Indian Pipes along the Sterling Ridge Trail

Indian Pipes along the Sterling Ridge Trail —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Swan at Long Pond Iron Works

Swan at Long Pond Iron Works —William Maurer (Hoosier)