Looking for a great trail in Norvin Green State Forest, New Jersey? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Norvin Green State Forest ranging from 2.1 to 8.8 miles and from 314 to 1,217 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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The undisturbed forest and rugged terrain of Norvin Green offers sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. Part of the Wyanokie Wilderness Area, the forest is near Wanaque Reservoir and is home to an extensive trail system built from old logging roads. Several trails link up with public and private facilities, including the The New Weis Center. The existing trails, either old forest roads or new trails constructed by volunteers, are perfect for nature walks and other outdoor classroom activities. With hills ranging from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, Norvin Green provides the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. The property is accessible by foot only. It is free to hike here, however a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Nice hike we started out at otter hole, the yellow trail, up to blue then white to see the falls and back. There is a good size creek crossing where yellow turns to blue.

Not sure how to label these hikes but this is called Will Monroe Loop. It is terrific with many streams to cross and multiple views at the top. I missed turn off for one of the trails and had to bushwhack to the loop but it was well worth it.

8 days ago

Great day in Norvine Green State Forest. Multiple trails used to make up a great 10 mile loop

Another good trail for summer months. Is not much more difficult to traverse in the winter but watch out for ice buildup.
Just under three hours to complete with close to 25 minutes at the summit. The view never disappoints, as a large body of water can be seen from this point and mountains that encompass 160 degrees of view.
Only significant warning is the parking space - no more than 10 cars can be legally parked at the trailhead entrance so be wary if you are visiting during popular times of the week

15 days ago

About a foot of snow on the ground when I hiked, but always one of my favorite areas to hike in NJ. Great views. Highly recommend!

snow hike, about 6 inches with slush on some places. slow going on this with the snow.

22 days ago

My Apple Watch actually puts the trail at 8.5 miles, I thought that might be of use to those who think they will actually only be hiking 7.4 miles. Nothing super difficult on the trail, but the snow and ice did add some random challenges along the way.

Amazing hike, but the ice was CRAZY! The entire trail was ice covered, and seeing as I didn't have microspikes it was extremely difficult. On the bright side it was a challenge and a totally different way to hike this trail. I would recommend this trail to others, but maybe wait until the ice thaws to be safe.

Great for a quick two mile with a terrific view at the top

Went out solo after 2 inches of snow and the trail was lovely, quiet and beautiful. The balds were icy and the trail markers were covered in spots, but using the map I found my way. Not my favorite trail out there, but pleasant enough.

1 month ago

1 month ago

snow & ice made this trail more difficult than it needed to be. lovely at the summit. I didn't take exact trail to high point, but lovely views at the top. doubt I would hike here again, blazes were too few and far between, making it quite easy to get lost. good workout.

2 months ago

Very nice hike. Challenging in spots and a good workout. Nice views with beautiful streams and waterfalls.

Pleasant trail. A lot of up and down. Good hike. Quiet.

Beautiful views!

Good hike good views waterfall everything you need

Hiked this in November starting and ending at Otter Hole. It was challenging crossing the creek from the parking lot due to high water. Very nice views at Wyanokie High Point and Chikahokie Falls. Terrain was moderate to difficult, especially descending the yellow dot trail on Carris Hill where we fell multiple times. Overall we had a great time and would go definitely go back. Trekking poles are highly recommended.

Great place to hike

3 months ago

We didn’t take this exact route but close enough, fairly easy walk but rocky. Passes streams and nice views at the high point. No one around on a Saturday afternoon if you’re looking for some solitude!

3 months ago

The trail was very muddy and wet. It was not well marked, which made it hard to follow the All Trails map. The vistas were not that aesthetic, with houses and highways in view. This trail should be rated Moderate. I recommend going south at the start of the back loop. Overall, this hike was disappointing.

Beautiful view! Great hike!

High pointe has a really nice view. Totally worth the effort. The trail itself is fairly a nice mix of easy plus moderate. You have times when you are climbing and other times when it’s pretty flat and you can catch a breather. The trail is very well marked and the signs are difficult to miss.

Definitely recommend in October to view fall colors. Very good even otherwise.

Gonna be honest: in the end I loved this hike. But at first, it was VERY difficult to find the correct trail and I wasted about an hour along with another group trying to find the correct way to High Point. I’m sure it’s easier to find outside of fall, but with leaves covering EVERY path, it’s super hard to determine what’s actually a trail and what isn’t. I would recommend just walking up Snake Den rd until you get to the trail head which is an Info Stand (not the one in the parking lot). The actual hike can be treacherous if you aren’t skilled at climbing over rocks and definitely wear good shoes or you’ll have a rolled and/or broken ankle in no time (especially on slippery leaves or mud)

I believe this is the trail we came Down from the high point.
Feom the parking lot it’s called the highland trail it was a aqua blue trail with the green. To get to the top you have to go up to green and then yellow then orange then red and white to the top. It was definitely a lot less challenging then the scramble of the blue. This trail from the trail head is the fork on the left side when you see all the trail head colors.

The high point is very beautiful! But the trail is not well defined... there was a lot of times that we went off trail. I wished there was more trail marker. We ended up going the blue diamond and blue trail then we had to follow the yellow trail up until a the red and white trail. Coming down we went the red and white to the orange to the yellow where we got the green trail to the parking lot by otter. The first thing you do feom the parking lot is a stream and it had just rained heavy on Friday so the stream was definitely flowing. It’s not a super wet trail but at times muddy and rocky with air of slippery fallen leaves. The view st high point was definitely worth it.
But we had the luck that someone had actually left a bag of the map and stick to borrow by the trail head. It was helpful. Thank you whoever you are kind person. We left it where we found it.

Hiked Assiniwikam from the New Weis Center, green to red to pink. Gradual to start, steeper towards the mountain but still easy. Incredible, vast views from the main ledge. Looped back down to white to blue to Hi Point

Great views on much of the blue and red trails between Otter's Hole and Oslo Rock. Some areas had standing water today to avoid, but nothing too hard to manage. For the area on the blue trail to choose easier vs rockier path-the rockier starts out just fine and gets to a pretty steep all rock area. Enjoyed it, but some may prefer the less steep option.

good hike. some rough spots, but overall very simple and peaceful

11/3/18 - Red trail and Otter Hole are flooded.

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