Rocky Mountain is one of the finest trailless summits in the New Jersey Ramapos. A cairn has been constructed at the summit and prospective 1K'ers are encouraged to contribute one rock to it. The actual summit of Rocky Mountain does not have much of a view but a few steps Southeast of the summit reveals a slab of rock with Eastward views of North Jersey and Manhattan.
The photograph above was taken from the North shore of Bear Swamp Lake.
Special Note: Matty Price hill, a sub-1000'er near Rocky, offers splendid views.
Parked at Ramapo Reservation. Hiked with my friend, Merrill. Took the orange blazed trail, passing waterfall, to blue blaze to red/Silver. When we reached the power lines, we turned left and headed up hill. Saw large boulders towards the left and headed up unmarked trail to find the summit. There was a rock pile and we each contributed a rock to it. A fun find!
I followed the trail down from Ilgenstein Rock and crossed Bear Swamp Brook. Took a left onto a semi paved road and continued up until I found a good place to begin my bushwhack. Shortly after I intersected the gas line cut and continued bushwhacking up some moderate terrain to the summit.
Did Bald Mountain, Drag Hill and Rocky Mountain in one loop with John. Starting in lot at Ramapo Valley County Reservation we hit Bald Mt first and headed up the road near the gate to the gas plant and up from there to Drag Hill. From there we went dow the hill on the gravelly, rocky descent and then started back up toward Rocky Mountain after passing the Silver Red trail. We cut into the woods from the road and bushwhacked the last few tenths of a mile to the summit. From there we bushwhacked back down to the silver Red. That section was a bit dicey given steep pitches in places and a leaf covered ground. Once back on the SIlver red we headed back to the lot on marked trail going by the reservoir and the waterfall.