Best trails in Norvin Green State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Norvin Green State Forest, New Jersey? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, 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 20 moderate trails in Norvin Green State Forest ranging from 0.9 to 9.6 miles and from 314 to 1,223 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in Norvin Green State Forest
Park information
Acreage:
4982 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(973) 962-7031
Helpful links
Top trails (26)
#1 - Hewitt-Butler, Highlands, Roomy Mine and Mine Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Hewitt-Butler, Highlands, Roomy Mine and Mine Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#2 - Chikahoki Falls via Highlands, Post Brook and Carris Hill Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(273)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Chikahoki Falls via Highlands, Post Brook and Carris Hill Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bloomingdale, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. ThShow more
#3 - Highlands, Posts Brook, Carris Hill and Wyanokie Loop
Norvin Green State Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Highlands, Posts Brook, Carris Hill and Wyanokie Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomingdale, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#4 - Otter Hole, Wyanokie Crest and Circular Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(170)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Otter Hole, Wyanokie Crest and Circular Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#5 - Wyanokie High Point via Highlands and Wyanokie Crest Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(166)
Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
Wyanokie High Point via Highlands and Wyanokie Crest Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomingdale, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#6 - Otter Hole, Wyanokie Crest, Highlands and Hewitt-Butler Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(91)
Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Otter Hole, Wyanokie Crest, Highlands and Hewitt-Butler Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#7 - Hewitt-Butler Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(166)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Hewitt-Butler Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#8 - Tourne Trail to Oslo Rock
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(107)
Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Short hike with nice views that passes an unusual stone livingroom. Catch the blue blazed Hewitt Butler Trail. It climbs a rocky area, then crosses the beginning of the red blazed Tourne Trail. ContiShow more
#9 - Hewitt-Butler, Carris Hill, Lower and Mine Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(66)
Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Hewitt-Butler, Carris Hill, Lower and Mine Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#10 - Hewitt-Butler, Highlands and Mine Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(106)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h
Hewitt-Butler, Highlands and Mine Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haskell, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
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