Vista Rock: C79
Within the entire landscape of Central Park, Vista Rock can claim the distinction of being one of highest natural elevations.
Created hundreds of millions of years ago, this colossal outcropping of schist draws thousands of visitors to its location yearly for the great view north overlooking Turtle Pond and the Great Lawn. Perched at its crest is Belvedere Castle
and from its second tier this elevation makes it higher then that of Summit Rock
The large wooden loggia north of the Castle provides a magnificent view from the Rock’s edge. It allows visitors to look down below from the great height of the Rock at the stunning aerial panorama of the landscape below them.
Vista Rock encompasses the steep slope of Shakespeare Garden
and the northern edge of the Ramble