|Vista Rock: C79|
| Within the entire landscape of
Central Park, Vista Rock can claim
the distinction of being one of highest
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 ofSummit Rock.
The large wooden loggia north of the Castle provides a magnificent view from the Rocks 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.