Wyanokies Region

Within view of New York City's skyline, elevations vary from 400 to 1300 feet. Scenic vistas, streams and waterfalls can be enjoyed on trails in state forest and watershed lands.

63 miles of trails are maintained by 49 Trail Conference volunteers and member groups.

Find descriptions of great hikes in this region: click here.

Trail Conference News: Several miles of new trails, including Overlook Rock Trail, created in Norvin Green State Forest.  

The name "Wyanokie" is a variant of the Native American"Winaki," commonly rendered Wanaque, meaning "place of sassafras."  The Wyanokies range in elevation from 400 to1,300 feet, and although within sight of the New York skyline, the hiker can find peaceand beauty aplenty in the area's streams, waterfalls, and scenic vistas.


Most of the trails in the Wyanokies are in the Norvin GreenState Forest,but some extend into the watershed property owned by the North Jersey DistrictWater Supply Commission.  Other parks tothe north are also included in this region.

Parks and preserves in this region include:


Wyanokie Mountains and Monksville Reservoir. Photo by Dan Balogh.