Explore the most popular views trails in Norvin Green State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great hike
scenic views, nice peaks
pay attention to trail colors

good hike overall, trail colors change so keep an eye out if not you'll end up away from the loop
if you see the cave you're either going back from where you came from or taking a detour from the straight path, either way its a nice sight
no vantage points, peaks covered by high trees

I have a very special place in my heart for this hike. Some spots are tough.. the views make it worth it. In a few areas you walk through a lot of brush.. check for ticks and mind your footing, all good. Make sure to stop along the way to enjoy the many views you will see.

Challenging rugged terrain with a few nice overlooks on the way to the incredible 360 degree view at Wyanokie High Point. Great for all skill levels.

I’ve done this hike twice now, and you definitely need to come prepared with a map. To complete the loop you have to turn at a number of different forks, and we were on the blue, yellow, and orange trails at various points. There are no maps at the trail head, which is hardly marked at all.

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20 days ago

Was having a great time in this beautiful forest until I came across a black bear right before high point on the white trail with red dot in the middle... Thankfully, it turned once it saw me. Be cautious of your surrounding! Lots of wildlife here, saw deers and a turkey.

Great hike, one of my favorites.

Nice hike but if you are looking for a challenging one , this is not it ...It can be categorized as moderate but not hard at all

beautiful trail along creek, with beautiful nature around

quick hike with amazing views (can see nyc on a clear day) , not too difficult, i would say moderate at the most, unfortunately people cant respect our parks (trash thrown around)

So I haven’t been hiking in a long time but this was a good challenge for my first time back. I loved every moment of this trail! I would rate it more stars if I could ! The views are awesome and it gets rocky which is so much fun !

Good exercise. Good views. Got a little lost at some points. Overall good hike.

Pretty good hike. View up top is pretty awesome. Covered by trees the whole way so the sun isnt beating down on you. Multiple scenic views to look at as you go up to high point which makes for a nice spot to eat some snacks and catch up on hydration.

the views were worth the steep route up, and at the top there is a rock formation of a bench to sit and enjoy the view.

Loved it - great mix of flat trails, hills and a bit of steep rock. Great views!

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2 months ago

The parking area/trailhead as listed on W. Brook Rd looked closed with a fence and construction. I parked on Townsend Rd instead. Somewhat well maintained trails, blazing is good but lots of trees down and trash everywhere.

Good hike for most skill levels but not all. There were some difficult steep climbs, rocky areas, mud, and a few spots require crossing a stream.

"Caves" were not very interesting although I dont know much about their history. Mediocre views.

I'm still learning the area and will continue exploring. I'm sure there are as good or better trails nearby.

I went in October and the view was beautiful. The colors of the leaves were just changing and very vibrant. You can see the NYC skyline once you get to high point of the trail. The trail was very moderate and anyone could do this trail!

Such a great trail. Went 3/30, some parts were flooded but easy to move around. Nothing really blooming, but deserted and peaceful.

Be sure you have the correct trail map for this park! It should show a large loop featuring Green—>Blue/Teal—>Blue (a long Yellow and Red/White trail should be on the map, too). There is another map showing as “current” online and it does not have the correct markings.

Anyhoo, I did that Green/Teal/Blue loop mentioned above along with a quick diversion down the White Trail to see the waterfall. Came in a little over 6 miles (I parked at the Weis Center, so some of that was also the walk to the car).

I’d consider this trail fairly untrafficked—I usually only pass one or two people at the most, but I’ve also never gone on weekends.

Doing the loop as I do, starting at the Weis Center and going down the green path first, you come to a steep, pretty killer incline about halfway through. There are also a few spots with some scrambling required over rocks—I even had to lift my dog up one part! Otherwise I’d more list this trail as moderate rather than difficult.

Nice hike. I wish that the all trails map showed the other adjoining trails

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3 months ago

With a good amount of stunning vistas and beautiful forest - and having to work hard for some the views - this hike was great. Granted, this was a 80 degree, clear day in February - the conditions could not have been better. Norvin Green never lets me down.

Very pretty. View of NYC skyline was cool. This hike is as good as any in the lower ADKs and one of my fave Jersey hikes.

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4 months ago

Great trail - peaceful, excellent overlooks, and enough scrambles and climbs to get a good workout. This trail unexpectedly turned out to be one of my favorites.

Great fun in the snowy trail. Some uphill terrain that would make it difficult for beginners. Many animal tracks in the snow making it interesting. a rocky trail that will be fun in warmer months.

I wouldn't call this an easy hike, definitely more towards moderate. Trail is well marked. We parked on Townshead Rd.

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6 months ago

The trail markers were a bit confusing, which several other hikers we encountered mentioned as well. Overall though, it was a great hike. A variety of scenery, as well as scrambles, and some more challenging spots. Definitely make your way up to Hi Point. The views were amazing! I would definitely hike here again.

This trail is very close to my house and it is absolutely beautiful. Short hike, challenging enough at a fast pace to get a great workout. I rarely see anyone on the trail. The terrain is beautiful and there is a decent view at the top. Great for kids too.

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7 months ago

Great exercise for an afternoon. Climbs and views. Trekking poles helped my short legs. Nothing too strenuous. Beautiful views and interesting features.

Study the map at the park first and find the map at the kiosk showing the multiple trails and color codes for their blazes. The loop shown here is a small part of what you will see in the total network of trails. Look to match the shape of this loop with the trails on the right side of the map.

I relied on the GPS to stay on the loop shown here, but got off the intended trail and lost the yellow/white blazes near the end. Thought we were on the trail but ended up in someone’s backyard. It was easy to get to the street at that point and you were back at the parking lot. The network of orange, yellow-white, and red-white trails near the end is confusing, many parallel and shared trails, some making small loops. Take a photo at the kiosk or have a map to keep track of your route in this section.

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8 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful views!

Good hike. Great views. Many slippery rocks that require caution. Not technically difficult. .

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