Kanouse Mountain

Kanouse Mountain

Kanouse Mountain is a geologic cousin of its western neighbor, Bearfort Mountain. Kanouse Mountain extends from a gap carved by the Pequannock River in the south all the way to Pinecliff Lake, with its highest points being to the west and southwest of Echo Lake. The very summit is an open field with decent, though partially obstructed, views.

Kanouse Mountain has a steep eastern face with cliffs and boulder fields. The best view of all is at the very southern end of Kanouse, overlooking Route 23 and the Charlotteburg Reservoir. Heads up just in case the authors of Weird NJ are reading this, but the southern viewpoint has a large, standing, metal star erected on it.

Note: Kanouse was named for a family who lived in the area.

Elevation 1184
Decimal degrees 41.0416, -74.4219
County Passaic
Ownership public
Owner Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Mount Newfoundland

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Trip Reports

John Bialek (Pumpkinhead) climbed Kanouse Mountain on 04/18/2017
Eric Gross climbed Kanouse Mountain on 09/11/2016
Matthew Fecica (MatthewCat) climbed Kanouse Mountain on 05/09/2016
Bill VS climbed Kanouse Mountain on 04/23/2016
WAC BRAVO climbed Kanouse Mountain on 03/30/2016

Pictures from Kanouse Mountain

The viewpoint on Kanouse Mountain.

The viewpoint on Kanouse Mountain. —Eric Koppel

Copperas Mountain on the left with the reservoir on the right.

Copperas Mountain on the left with the reservoir on the right. —Eric Koppel

Wide angle shot from the viewpoint on Kanouse.

Wide angle shot from the viewpoint on Kanouse. —Eric Koppel

The grassy summit area on Kanouse.

The grassy summit area on Kanouse. —Eric Koppel

The Charlotteburg Reservoir, with Copperas Mtn on the right.

The Charlotteburg Reservoir, with Copperas Mtn on the right. —Jeff Bennett

Navigating a boulder field on the eastern slope.

Navigating a boulder field on the eastern slope. —Jeff Bennett

Southerly View

Southerly View —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Whoops same view

Whoops same view —William Maurer (Hoosier)