• NY-NJ Trail Conference's free map page (under Norvin Green State Forest

  • Hunting is allowedin many NJ and NY state parks and forests, including Norvin Green State Forest. Always wear bright colors such as orange or neon pink during hunting seasons. Learn more before you go!


Join our intern educator Liam Hickey for a hike on The New Weis Center property, the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest, and other local favorite trails. Liam is an experienced hiker, and is standard first aid and wilderness first aid certified.

Hikes are free, but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated!​

Hikes start at 10:00 a.m. and begin at the main building (map) at Weis, unless otherwise noted. Read each hike description for trail details, difficulty, and length. Wear sturdy non-slip shoes/boots, bring water and lunch/snack.

Cancellations: steady rain, snow/ice conditions, high heat/humidity. Please check our Facebook page for updates. 

Photography by Anne Moore Siebecker



  • Hike: Norvin Green State Forest
  • Difficulty: Moderate with some steep sections of climbing
  • Duration: Approx. 2 1/2 - 3 hours
  • Dress: in layers, wear footwear with good grip, wear bright colors (bright pink and blue)
  • Meeting Location: The New Weis Center, 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ. Park in the outer parking lot, walk through the gate along the dirt road to the kiosk near the large field
  • Dogs ON A LEASH are allowed
  • Hike is free, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated

> NY-NJ Trail Conference maps are for sale at the main building!

"But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."

~ John Muir, July 1877

Hiking Near The New Weis Center

Norvin Green State Forest is adjacent to The New Weis Center property. Situated in the Highlands Region of Northern New Jersey, Norvin Green offers nearly 24 miles of trails, which feature great views, rugged terrain, waterfalls, and remains of old iron mines.

Norvin Green State Forest is open to hiking only - no bicycles or motorized vehiclesHikers may park in the outer parking lot of The New Weis Center; parking is NOT allowed along Snake Den Road or in the inner parking lot near the Highlands Natural Pool.

The New Weis Center grounds and parking lot close at dusk; allow yourself plenty of time to get back safely before dark. Bring a map and follow the trail markers! Trail maps are posted in the Center's kiosks. Note that cellphone reception may be poor while in the forest.

Hikers may walk through the Center's grounds and go up and around the Pool to access trails. If you are walking with a dog, please walk up to the end of Snake Den Road to access all trails. Dogs MUST be on a leash, even when on the trails. Please take care to carry out all your trash!

Smoking and alcohol are NOT ALLOWED on The New Weis Center property!

More information about visiting the Center

Take only pictures, and leave only footprints!