Norvin Green SF Mine Loop

EASY 37 reviews
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Norvin Green SF Mine Loop is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Wanaque, New Jersey that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

cave

forest

Nice views, abandoned mines, stream From parking follow Highlands trail (blue diamond blazes) across the field. Make left on Townsend Rd and in a few hundred feet turn right into woods, still following blue blazes. Continue uphill to ridgeline where there are several nice viewpoints along the way. Highlands trail then descends to Blue Mine (flooded). From here turn right using the red dot on white blazed trail (do not cross bridge). Follow to junction of the Mine Trail (orange blazes) turn right. Pass Roomy Mine on left. Entry is forbidden Sept 1 - Apr. 30th due to hibernating bats, but otherwise an interesting side exploration (bring flashlight).Mine Trail soon meets a yellow on white blazed trail and they climb together to another nice viewpoint. Stay on orange trail, back to the Highlands Trail. Turn left on Highlands Trail and return to your vehicle

25 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Trail head on Townshead Rd. Roomy mine easy to find take blue blaze trail to orange then orange to orange/yellow dot and youll walk right over it. Nice view pont along the way. Trail rated as easy but its more moderate IMO.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Trail had some great looking woods! If you're trying to get to the cave, it's really simple. When the trail splits, go to the left down the Orange Dot trail. Shortly down the orange trail it'll turn to Orange with Yellow Dot. Follow Orange with Yellow Dot Trail. You'll come to a smooth rock opening with a view. Very shortly up on the right you'll see a small thin trail in between two tree. Go down that trail, but be careful! Going down this trail can be sketchy if you're not good with hills or stable on your feet. Check out all the openings going down that trail. Get to bottom and enjoy. There's also a good size opening at the bottom of the cave but I didn't venture in due to no flashlight or head lamp. Enjoy!

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hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike and sweet views, only we couldn't find the mine/cave that you can walk in. The only "cave" was seemingly flooded so we couldn't go in. Wish the mines were better marked, as they were the only reason we really went.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome! My son and I really liked it! 酪

6 months ago

Great short hike for families

hiking
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Sunday, September 04, 2016

good hike well marked half the loop is blue the return on the loop as shown on map is orange yellow.