Carris Hill Loop via Wyanokie Crest Trail

Norvin Green State Forest

View from Carris Hill - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from Carris Hill - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike passes cascades and a waterfall and climbs Carris Hill, with a broad panorama to the east over the Wanaque Reservoir.

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Just beyond the gate, you'll notice a triple yellow blaze, which marks the start of the Wyanokie Crest Trail. Proceed ahead on this trail, which briefly follows a fire road but almost immediately bears left and continues on a footpath. After climbing a little, the trail traverses a rocky area, crossing a woods road along the way, then descends to Posts Brook. It crosses several branches of the...

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October 09, 2020
Great fall hike !
Great hike and just enough climbs to make it a decent workout ! In fact the weather was so nice today I extended the hike by continuing on along the Wyanokie Crest Trail after the last viewpoint towards the Yoo-Hoo Viewpoint but turned onto the red circle on white circle trail a short distance before the climb and hiked to the orange Outlaw Trail then left onto the WCT again back to the parking area.
February 10, 2019
Carris Hill along Posts Brook
This was truly an outstanding hike. Great vistas and challenging climbs. I highly recommend it.
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