This is a strenuous hike
Who is up for a beautiful hike in Ringwood, NJ at Norvin Green State Park. The hike will be 5 to 6 miles and around 4 hours. I will take short breaks and longer ones at the lookout points. We will have lunch at the halfway point.
I want to keep a moderate steady pace. The trails are rocky; the mountain is steep. You may need to use your hands to climb up some areas. It will be a moderate hike. Wear good sneakers or hiking shoes, as the terrain can be slippery. You will need to bring at least 2 liter of water!
The undisturbed forest and rugged terrain of Norvin Green offers sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. Part of the Wyanokie Wilderness Area, the forest is near Wanaque Reservoir and is home to an extensive trail system built from old logging roads. Several trails link up with public and private facilities, including the Weis Ecology Center and reservoir property. The existing trails, either old forest roads or new trails constructed by volunteers, are perfect for nature walks and other outdoor classroom activities. With hills ranging from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, Norvin Green provides the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. The property is accessible by foot only.
I am not a first responder or have a CPR certification. You are responsible for your own actions, by saying yes to the hike you are taking on your own risk. Hiking takes a lot of energy and tends to push the body. If you have heart problems, high blood pressure, or any other problems that may put stress on your body, please speak with me before this event or ask your doctor. It maybe a hard hike for some, it can be taxing on the body.