Assiniwikam Mountain Loop from Camp Wyanokie

Norvin Green State Forest

Wanaque Reservoir and Wyanokie High Point from viewpoint along the Will Monroe Loop - Photo by Daniel Chazin Wanaque Reservoir and Wyanokie High Point from viewpoint along the Will Monroe Loop - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from Assiniwikam Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from Assiniwikam Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs Assiniwikam Mountain, with a series of panoramic views in all directions.

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From the parking area, continue ahead on Snake Den Road, passing Boy Scout Lake on the left. You are following the red-on-white blazes of the Wyanokie Circular Trail, which continues through a residential area.

At the end of the residential area, follow the red-and-white blazes as they bear left, leaving the road, and continue on a footpath. Soon, the trail crosses a stream and begins...

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Trip Reports

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October 18, 2020
5
A Nice Sequence of Views
This is a fine loop hike true to the description. Our October day brought us the beginnings of fall color all around - not yet peak, but plenty of color to enjoy. The sequence of views from the various rock outcrops point you in all directions, eventually, as you loop around and across the summit of the mountain. I liked that every view offered us a feeling of wilderness, as there was not a lot of human development visible. The east view was the best from the open rock face, and with a pair of binoculars we could see the larger crowd of hikers across the valley on the summit of Wyanokie High Point. Nature also provided many birds of prey soaring in the thermals around the mountain. This is a moderate hike, with a few tricky spots at stone faces where a hands-down effort is required, but otherwise a regular ascent and descent. The first bit of the hike on the road is a small annoyance, but once you turn into the woods, this is a nice footpath all the way. The trails are well blazed and the intersections clearly marked. As a previous hiker reported, this is a good loop when time is short.
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