Norvin Green State Forest

Norvin Green State Forest

View from Wyanokie High Point - Photo credit: Nicholas Rinaldi View from Wyanokie High Point - Photo credit: Nicholas Rinaldi
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Norvin Green State Forest has one of the largest concentrations of trails in NJ. Nearly all are “difficult.” There are 27 scenic views, with names like “Wyanokie High Point” and “Yoo-Hoo Point.” Take rugged shoes.

With more than 5,000 acres, Norvin Green State Forest has one of the largest concentrations of trails in the state.  Norvin Hewitt Green, nephew of Ringwood Manor owner Abram S. Hewitt, donated much of this land to the State of New Jersey in 1946.  The state forest consists of two geographically distinct sections:

  • South of West Brook Road: The section ...

Park Acreage:

5416.00 acres



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Contact Information

Web Link:

NJ Parks & Forest Service


(973) 962-7031



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Trip Reports

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September 01, 2015
Hewitt-Butler Trailhead Closed at Camp Vacamas.
Effective immediately, the Hewitt-Butler Trail trailhead at Camp Vacamas on Macopin Road in West Milford, NJ is CLOSED until further notice.  Parking is no longer allowed, and there is no trail access.  The Hewitt-Butler Trail going south from Otterhole Road/Glenwild Avenue to Osio Rock remains open. Osio Rock is the best viewpoint on trails in the area, and it should be considered the turn-around point for a hike in this area of Norvin Green State Forest.  
November 14, 2013
Virtual Hike of Torne Mountain!
Check out a virtual hike of Torne Mountain on!   Plenty of Pictures!
December 21, 2012
Weis Ecology Center is permanently closed- Trails still open

See the follow link for details: This only refers to the building, not to the trails or the parking.

Be sure to carry a map with you, since maps may or may not be available at the Trailhead Kiosk maintained by the NYNJTC. Links to free on line maps are available to download here:  "Map of revised trail system" and a Simplified map and brochure may be download at this link". You can also order the NYNJTC North Jersey Trails map from the Trail Conference office through the link provided and if you can't wait for delivery, and have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the complete NYNJTC North Jersey Trails map set for your iPhone or iPad by continuing to follow links to the instructions for PDF maps
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