Hike 43: Norvin Green State Forest

Hike 43 was my third time hiking this particular route in Norvin Green State Forest; Otter Hole to Carris Hill to Chikahoki Falls. The climb to the top of Carris Hill is a moderate hike, made more difficult by the initial decent from Otter Hole.norvingreen43Hike 43 stats:
Date: October 30, 2016
Distance:  4.53 miles
Time: 2:52
Total Ascent: 1,029′
Highlights: Colorful leaves, Carris Hill, Otter Hole

This was my first time hiking Norvin Green State Forest in the fall, and I think I may make these woods a regular fall hike from now on. The colors of the leaves were breathtaking; I’m so glad I picked this one for this day!Norvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestThe views from Carris Hill are certainly worth the effort to get there, too.Norvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestNorvin Green State ForestThis route remains one of my favorite hikes in NJ – and hiking it in the fall made it even better.

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