Time: May 21, 2016 from 10:30am to 2pm
Location: Norvin Green State Forest (Weis Ecology Center)
Street: 130 Snake Den Rd (approx)
City/Town: Ringwood, NJ
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/vzve
Event Type: passaic county, athletic, bbc
Organized By: Brian Melnick
Latest Activity: May 19, 2016
This hike has been postponed from May 7th to May 21st because of the weather.
Come out and enjoy the spring air with a scenic, vigorous hike in the Highlands of NJ. This hike sports a 360 degree mountain top viewpoint where we can see far-away hills, sparkling reservoirs and the NYC skyline as well as a beautiful waterfall (which thanks to a wet winter and spring, should be flowing very nicely!). We will meet for an optional late lunch after the hike.
The hike is classified as Moderate to Strenuous (depending on your fitness level) and is about 6 miles long.
The hike should take 3.5 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good, athletic shape.
$7 for the first 5 to buy a ticket
$10 for the next 6-25 to buy a ticket
$20 at the door (so please register online)
$15 online, $20 at the door
Tickets: There are a limited number of Tickets for sale. Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. Actual hike is subject to change depending on weather conditions, fallen trees, etc. All sales are final.
Sweeper: If our hiking group is large we might look for 2 volunteers to act as sweepers. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.
Hike Leader: David will be leading this hike.
What to bring:
Hiking boots and water (both required).
Be prepared for mud and water.
Snacks, a light lunch, etc.
Toilet paper, tissues, plastic bags for garbage, etc.
Inclement Weather: Precipitation will cancel this hike. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.
How to find the group: Meet in the dirt parking lot right on Snake Den Rd. It is a large area and immediately visible from the road so there is no mistaking it. It will be on the right hand side as you are driving up Snake Den Rd.
Please arrive on time as we will not wait for latecomers.
Directions: Take 287 North to exit 55. At the end of the ramp, make a right onto Ringwood Ave. Follow that for 4 miles and make a left onto Westbrook Drive (It will be just past the Skyline Diner which is on the right side). After about 1.5 miles, you will get to the intersection, bear left. After approx 0.5 miles, turn left onto Snake Den Rd. Follow that for about 0.6 miles to the dirt parking lot on the right, right off the road.