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Otter Hole, Hewit-Butler, Wyanokie Circular and Mine Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Otter Hole, Hewit-Butler, Wyanokie Circular and Mine Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,154 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips





Definitely worth the view. Enjoy the fall colors! Not the best marked trail, and it was very busy. Dog friendly trail.

Hiked on 9/28/19, beautiful fall day. Trail was rocky and covered with leaves so can be slippery. At the fork if you choose left instead of right, prepare to hike 4 miles before the main view. The view is awesome though, 360 degree of mountains and the lake. Wouldn’t do the trail again but if you wanted a short 2-3 mile hike just go right at the fork, see the view, and then head back the same way.

1 month ago

The trail was pretty easy to follow for the most part, but sometimes we lost the markers. The view from the top was amazing, definitely my favorite hike so far!

1 month ago

A truly spectacular view at the top. Well worth the trip. cut the trail short as I was with others, and didn't want to put them through my nonsense :P

11 months ago

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.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

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 :)

6 months ago

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