Sunday, April 16, 2023

Ball Mountain and Roomy Mine Spring Loop

Norvin Green State Forest,
Passaic Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Highland Trail: Aqua blaze
Roomy Mine Trail: Orange blaze
Mine Trail: Yellow blaze
Wyanokie Circular Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 2:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.5 Miles

Pros: Nice views, historic mine, nice waterfalls
Cons: None
Hike Type: Lollipop Loop
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Google Maps of Parking:

Map of the Route

Start of the Trail

An Abundance of Trail Markers

Mine Trail

Cairn on the Mine Trail

Approaching the View on Ball Mountain

Blue Mine Falls

Cut Across to the Mine Trail from the Falls

Hiking Trail Intersections

Abandoned Structure near the Blue Mine

Approaching the Blue Mine

Brook Across Mine Brook

Structure at the Blue Mine

Blue Mine

Roomy Mine

View Above the Mine

View of Wyanokie High Point

Mine Pit at the Roomy Mine from the Top of the Mountain

View Above the Mine

Mine Dump on top of the Mountain

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