I was surprised at how amazing the Norvin Green State Forest hike is since I came across it by mistake. We hiked up the mountain and then back down. The view from the top was breathtaking! On a clear day you can even see New York City.
Parking for the trail head is at the Weis Ecology Center on Snake Den Road. We crossed a field with old bungalows on the side and then got to the trailhead. There is a map on a sign post at the trail head.
I cannot recall definitely which trail we followed up, although I do think it was the High Point hike. I am told by the experts that whichever you follow is worth the hike. The hike we took was neither very hard nor very easy. There were times when the path was steep and there were many rocks along the way.
We took the hike in the spring time. Most trees were not in bloom yet. Even so there was a beautiful view up on top. There are many large boulders up on top. It is probably even nicer when the trees are full of leaves.
Posted: August 21, 2017
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150 Snake Den Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour
Lakewood: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Monsey: 35 minutes