Sunday, November 27, 2022

Wyanokie High Point and Yoo Hoo Point

The New Weis Center /
Norvin Green State Forest
Passaic Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Otter Hole Trail: Green blaze
Hewitt-Butler Trail: Blue blaze
Wyanokie Circular Trail: Red blaze
Macopin Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 2:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 4.2 Miles

Pros: Good climb, great views
Cons: None
Hike Type: Double Lollipop loop
Level of Difficulty: Slightly difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

Hiking Partner:
Yehudah Koblick

I was at Wyanokie High Point earlier in the year, and wanted to make it across the ridge to Yoo Hoo Point, as well as hike to Wyanokie High Point from the The New Weis Center. The day started off nice, but as the hike progressed, the weather deteriorated, and the last 1/2 hour included steady rain which got us wet.

We parked at the The New Weis Center and took the Otter Hole Trail passed the picnic area and Highlands Natural Pool, passing a scenic cascade on the Blue Mine Brook along the way. We thgen took the Hewitt-Butler Trail up to Wyanokie High Point. We then went back down the same way up, and went to Yoo Hoo Point across the ridge. We turned around back to the Hewitt-Butler Trail, and then took the Macopin Trail down the mountain back to the Otter Hole Trail, which took back to our car, taking the unknown music-blazed trail on the other side of the brook at the New Weis Center near the end.

Map of the Route

Information Kiosk at the Beginning of the Hike

Abandoned Cabins at the New Weis Center

Cascade Along the Blue Mine Brook

Richard N. Warner Kiosk, at the Beginning of the Mountain Ascent

First View on Wyanokie High Point

View of Assiniwikam Mountain from Wyanokie High Point

Yehudah Koblick on Wyanokie High Point

Me on Wyanokie High Point

Final Ascent to Wyanokie High Point Summit

Wyanokie High Point Summit

Yoo Hoo Point

Wyanokie High Point from Yoo Hoo Point

View from the North-Facing View on Wyanokie High Point

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