Buck Mountain (Wyanokies)

Buck Mountain (Wyanokies)

Buck Mountain is the highest mountain in the Wyanockies.

There are many named mountains in the Wyanockies such as Saddle Mountain, Hi-Point, and Carris Hill, but none satisfies our col requirements. Buck Mountain is the reason why.

Buck Mountain is a long north-south ridge in Norvin Green State Park. The ridge is flat, but has interesting rock outcroppings and glacial erratics. The climb up Buck is steep from Otter Hole, but rewards you with good southerly views. Combine Buck Mountain with Wyanockie Torne for a peakbagging two-fer.

Elevation 1240
Decimal degrees 41.0588, -74.3551
County Passaic
Ownership public
Owner Norvin Green State Forest
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Bearfort Lookout

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Trip Reports

JohnVC climbed Buck Mountain (Wyanokies) on 03/19/2017
Chandler Hart-McGonigle climbed Buck Mountain (Wyanokies) on 12/04/2016
Michael Gribbin climbed Buck Mountain (Wyanokies) on 08/21/2016
Mary Hauser-Kropa and Jon Kropa climbed Buck Mountain (Wyanokies) on 07/13/2016
Lorenzo Linarducci climbed Buck Mountain (Wyanokies) on 06/18/2016

Pictures from Buck Mountain (Wyanokies)

Torne Mountain as seen from Buck Mountain.

Torne Mountain as seen from Buck Mountain. —Eric Koppel

Taken from a viewpoint on Buck Mountain.

Taken from a viewpoint on Buck Mountain. —Eric Koppel

Climbing up through deep powder.

Climbing up through deep powder. —Eric Koppel

Rock face on way up

Rock face on way up —jon

First scenic view point

First scenic view point —jon

Second Scenic viewpoint

Second Scenic viewpoint —jon

One of several cairns we found on and around the summit

One of several cairns we found on and around the summit —jon