Southern End Norvin Green State Forest

MODERATE 35 reviews
#4 of 11 trails in

Southern End Norvin Green State Forest is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near Bloomingdale, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1827 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

2 months ago

Trail was awesome definitely one of the best in NJ...High Point makes the hike and is a feature point for the trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Wife and I had an amazing hike on this trail. It has a bunch of interesting things, including waterfalls, log crossings over streams, narrow paths, minor scrambling, and AMAZING views. Probably one of the best views on Wyanokie High Point that my wife and I have seen in NJ. Trail is moderate with lots of rocks and some decent elevation gain. We started at Otter Hole and followed Blue/Green to Wyanokie and then came back on White, which is a little easier and less steep. Trails are very well marked and cared for. We plan to come back in the fall to see the foliage.

hiking
4 months ago

Fire road in from Glenwilde Rd to waterfall an easy 2 miles back and forth with great views of the falls. Cross post brook and meet up with white blazed trail if desired.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Very good trail easy to follow the view is gorgeous but it is VERY LONG and TIRING . You can see the NYC skyline from the top. I do not recommend for older people (60+) as I personally think it is a harder trail.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

I thought it was a moderately hard hike with a lot of uphill hiking, but then balanced out with downhill parts too. It is dog-friendly though since my dog was able to make it the whole way. Definitely bring a lot of water.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As with most hikes in NJ that are fairly easy, the best advice I can give you is to get there early. We started on the green trail with 5 cars in the lot at 9:30am. We were back at 2:30pm and it looked like a park and ride with cars and people everywhere. High Point, one of the most scenic areas of the park, is less than a mile from the parking lot, so there are A LOT of people there by mid-afternoon. For good reason, its offers a very beautiful view with the NY skyline on the horizon. That was very cool!

We hiked about 6.6 miles along some of the southern trails. The trails are well-blazed. Having a trail map on hand will be a great help, as the trails coincide and intersect many times. We found several hikers that were a little lost without a trail map. The good news is that this is a heavily hiked area, so there is usually someone around to ask for directions. In short, very easy trails with scenic views. Well worth the trip!

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Not so much an easy hike but gorgeous views at multiple different viewpoints. Didn't see a single soul until we got up to the high point! Loved it.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Great hike. Not too hard, but definitely not easy. I took the blue trail to yellow up to Carris Hill. Beautiful views and super quiet and peaceful. I then got back on the blue trail to the white trail to see the falls. Also a pretty spot but it was pretty much dried up from the lack of rain. I can't wait to go back and explore more!

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

This is a cool trail. Very well marked, I definitely would't say it's easy as there are parts that you have to climb a bit. The "new easy trail" sign cracked me up, but it's great to have variety for those that may not want to hike on rocks. Speaking of which, the trail is very rocky and I wouldn't recommend hiking after it rains like I did. I am an experienced hiker and I took a few spills, the rocks are very slippery when wet so be careful.

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Decent hike. Lots of lookouts. Chose not to take the new easy route. The regular route was perfectly fine and probably didn't warrant an easy choice. Overall good hike

hiking
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Loved the trail. Beautiful views. Not too easy or tough. They added a new 'easy trail' which we decided not to take. Will definitely go back.

hiking
Sunday, October 20, 2013

This trail was excellent, very easy to navigate. The view is spectacular, Wyanokie High Poin is a 5 starts rating view.

hiking
Friday, May 10, 2013

I didn't just do the southern end of Norvin Green State Forest. I did a loop including High Point, Chik Falls, Otter Hole, and Carris Hill. It was a 7.7 Mile loop and one of the best hikes I have ever done. Only drawback was when I went the lands were dry so the streams weren't running very high and made the waterfall not so impressive. In my opinion the high point area offered some of the best and expansive views in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Load More