Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Really enjoyed this hike! Waterfalls were gorgeous and the high point had amazing views. There was some confusion with the trail markers not being the most obvious but we adapted.

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)

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!

A little tough to follow the route without knowing you have to switch from HB (blue trail) to the very top, then take CH (yellow) down to PB west (white) back to HB (blue), but nice tough beautiful route. Looks like the pool under the falls would be a great refreshing swim in summer.

Went on 3/30 and could not cross with our small dogs because it was totally flooded from melted snow. Others could cross but the water was a river and about 6-12” deep... will return someday!

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.

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3 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.

This trail was very beautiful and peaceful. The day we went only met up with an occasional fellow hiker. I agree it was somewhat difficult for us. A lot of steep climbs sometimes over great slabs of granite. I would say hiking shoes rather than sneakers is a must.

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7 months ago

Best hike we’ve done in awhile. Don’t just do the map loop above. If you do you’ll miss the views. Make sure to get on the Highpoint Trail so you can see NYC and some other 360 degree amazing views. Didn’t see any other hikers yesterday. Also no one was collecting $10.

Nice views at the top and you can see Manhattan. A couple spots were not marked great but all in all it was easy to follow. We saw a black snake, probably 5 feet long. Scared the

Did this a few months back without Osio rock. Today did the whole hike in reverse of how i did it last time. A bit of a challenge going the opposite way with rock scrambles Again great panoramic views and 360 view from Osio rock.

This did not appear to be easy. We did the green trail to otter hole to blue and teal back to green. Snake den road trailhead. This was 6.8 miles. It was more moderate as there was many ups and downs and rocky. One section was a long uphill. Not sure this listing is correct. Nothing saying Weis Center.

Hiked the pink loop off the red on white blazed trail off Snake Den Rd west. 2 good view points toward the east with views of NYC.

Good for a NJ trail, with a good view at the top. Only one tricky part, rest is very easy. Scenery constantly changes, which is nice. Rating should change to moderate.

Also went in April and didn't have to pay an entry fee. Not sure if that's always the case

4 mile loop. Green to Red to HP and back on blue.

Spectacular views once you make the summit at Wyanokie. Trails easy to follow and and well maintained. Mix this in with Wyanokie high point trail and it makes for a better hike.

great views

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9 months ago

Can be a tough hike but so worth it. The mountain has a pretty steep ascent, but great peace at the top. I started near the falls where they enter the pool and made my way to Buck. There are multiple ways in I believe, be careful because I had to help one couple find their car, a half hour away. Get out and enjoy this one!

Follow the black on blue blazes once past the stone living room to join the red blaze bearing right. If you bear left it dead ends not far from where they both meet. Great hike but doing the complete loop past the peak can be difficult at times.

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10 months ago

It actually wasn't as rough as I thought it would be but it's really hidden which I liked. It wasn't packed with a ton of people.

I walk this area several times a year with friends and family and we enjoy it every time. This is such a great hike if you are in the area or even if you're willing to drive out. It has a wide range of sights, climbs, and wildlife that will make you want to come back in different parts of the year! The view of the skyline and the area alone is worth it. i really cannot recommend this hike enough!!

This was a pretty tough hike. There are many different trails to take, and each of the markings fit perfectly with the map. A lot of rock climbing on the way up, and the view at the top is beutiful.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Simple

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Great hike - - nice challenge. Views were great and the stone living room is real cool! There's a beautiful breeze at that location.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great hike, very exciting and adventurous for kids! We recommend taking the blue trail (w views) to Oslo Rock and the red trail (shorter, no views) back.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Good alterations in difficulty throughout the trail

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