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Wyanokie Crest Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (2)

One of the more remote trails in Norvin Green with impressive boulder hopping and a steep climb up Buck Mountain.


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4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

89%

Runnable

1,209' 369 m

High

570' 174 m

Low

927' 283 m

Up

427' 130 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

The yellow-blazed Wyanokie Crest Trail is a little used 4.4-mile trail within Norvin Green State Forest.

The trail is rocky, a bit rugged, and for the first half at least, unlike most other trails in northern NJ. The trail starts at a parking area on Glenwild Ave or you can pick up the trail off the blue-blazed Hewitt-Butler Trail, at about the mid-point between Chikahoki Falls and Otter Hole. It follows a small tributary of Posts Brook and features a dual-log stream crossing and several sections of boulder hopping, one of which bears little resemblance to a trail where it is up to the individual to pick and step their way across.

After crossing the green-blazed Otter Hole Trail, head up a sharp incline of 20-30% grade to Buck Mountain. The climb has some moderately challenging rock scrambles with the payoff of a rewarding view of the New York City Skyline.

Wyanokie Crest can also be easily combined with other trails within Norvin Green State Forest.

Contacts

Land Manager: NJ State Parks

Shared By:

Lou Poulas

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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While boulder-hopping on Wyanokie Crest Trail, the yellow blaze is straight ahead.
May 8, 2017 near Wanaque, NJ

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