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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

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!

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.

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 !

A little tough to follow the route without knowing you have to switch from HB (blue trail) to the very top, then take CH (yellow) down to PB west (white) back to HB (blue), but nice tough beautiful route. Looks like the pool under the falls would be a great refreshing swim in summer.

Went on 3/30 and could not cross with our small dogs because it was totally flooded from melted snow. Others could cross but the water was a river and about 6-12” deep... will return someday!

Nice hike. I wish that the all trails map showed the other adjoining trails

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

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.

11 months ago

Made a short loop going Northwest. Green to Red to Orange to yellow and back to green and out.

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.

on Caris Hill Trail

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Friday, January 20, 2017

Awesome hike. barely saw anyone. Can get a distant view of the NYC skyline on a clear day. Waterfalls, elevation, rock scrambles.. Saw some turkeys. Loved this hike, would definitely do it again.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Solid hike. Nice view. The waterfall wasn't the most impressive but we had a fun time jumping around on the rocks. Lots of wildlife today. Three snakes (one in the water), one bear, a few deer, and about 50 toads.

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.

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

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beautiful area with a nice variety of terrain and vegetation.

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.

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