Lower Norvin Green Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wanaque, NJ that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Norvin Green Park, Mines & Old homestead I followed the Mine Trail from the Parking Area along the Mine Falls and to the Roomey Mine. The trail was muddy and in some spots flooded, from all the snow melt. The Mine itself was still packed with snow, so I continued along past the Blue Mine and began to climb Carris Hill, steeply in some parts. I reached the Wyanokie Circular Trail which lead along the ridge then into a valley between Carris Hill and Buck Mtn. Here spring was trying to take over, and a few trees were sprouting green buds. I reached the Otter Hole trail and followed it as it ran along a raging brook. I passed many spectacular seasonal waterfalls. I came across the remains of an old house, a nice one, set along side the brook with a large planting area in front of it. All that remained now were the cellar foundations, some stone steps to the brook and the well. The Otter Hole trail ran past large boulders with many small caves on the ridges above it.