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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.

Wasn't a great hike. Surrounded by tree coverage, only to end at an anti-climactic vista blocked by trees. Go to the Delaware Water Gap for better views, or just hike directly along the shoreline of the lake close by to this trailhead.

So close to home and never disappoints. Done this 4 times in different directions and for only 2 miles it has a bit of everything. Great views, steep inclines and declines (if you choose that route) and rock scrambles.

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12 days ago

Fun trail, only couple of spots where you have to be careful, do some minor climbing which makes this qualify as hard. Otherwise some rocky terrain where you just have to watch your footing for some parts. Awesome views though make it worth it. Good hike for those who want a bit of a challenge in that aspect. Not challenging in the distance aspect or how long it is.

Unbelievable view from the top. A rocky terrain. The trailhead is behind the Natural swimming pool.

Conditions were very wet and rainy today. I pieced together a route very similar to this offering and found that while there were some stretches of great singletrack, the majority is very rocky and highly technical for trail running. This park is, in my opinion, great for hiking and seeing the views (we ran into two very brave deer towards the peak) but it is not a highly enjoyable trail run. It may be more enjoyable when dry as slipping on the numerous rocks would be less of a concern

Great trail for a short but satisfying hike - fully alone with nature

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21 days ago

Lightly trafficked easy/moderate trail. Good workout .

Absolutely amazing! Great experience! For my first time hiking, I loved it!

Beautiful hike. Lots of views at several different points. Rock scrambles. Lots of up steep up hill and down hill rocky climbs. Several streams, ponds and waterfalls.
We almost brought our two younger kids with us 2 &; 5 bc we normally bring them when hiking back home in VA. I’m so glad we didn’t. We never could have made it with them. Excellent workout! We saw NYC from one of the peaks. If this is moderate, hard has to be mountain climbing. Be prepared. Bring more water than you think you’ll need. Lots of spiders and bees also. We sprayed several times... hopefully no ticks.. headed home now.
We also came across 5 snakes . All slithered away from us. Certainly a true adventure for our family!

One of the best trails in New Jersey for sure if you follow this route. You certainly get a little bit of everything north jersey has to offer in one hike. The view at the highest point is stunning in the summer. It’s definitely a moderate trail if not a little above that. It’s a 6 mile a** kicker for sure with steep inclines and declines scattered throughout. I went Green to Blue to Yellow/White if you’re following markers. Highly recommend!

Great trail! Lots of rocks to walk up, amazing views. My 7 year old kept up with no problem, but it's not an easy trail. It took us about 3 hours to complete the loop.

Got engaged here. The views were so beautiful and you can see the NYC skyline. It reminded me of a hike in the Adirondack mountains. Perfect place for a proposal :)

This trail is ok, not many views unless you take the short side trail to Wyanokie high point which I did at the end of the hike, lots of nice views up there but unfortunatley there is also a good amount of graffiti. The trail can be hard to follow at times since there are so many side trails so make sure you have the alltrails map downloaded. Parking lot was pretty full on a early saturday but this trail was mostly quiet, only passed a few other hikers.

This trail is great! Moderate is a good rating as you don’t really have too many strenuous spots but overall just very consistent rocky uphill/downhill terrain. There is a part where you can select to go the more difficult steep part, and I chose to go the easier alternate route because I had my dog with me who occasionally struggles with big rocks. You have plenty of great areas to rest with beautiful views!! I will definitely be doing this hike again.

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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2 months 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.

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)

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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