An undisturbed and isolated forest with challenging climbs and rewarding views.

Rocky outcrops and upland swamps characterize Abram S. Hewitt State Forest. A section of the glacially carved Bearfort Ridge reaches into the forest, offering hikers a challenging climb with a rewarding view, eastward along Greenwood Lake. The forest is isolated and untouched, accessible only on foot.

Marshes and wetlands are scattered throughout the forest with several brooks and streams crisscrossing the lower areas. Hemlock and oak are the dominant species of this relatively undisturbed forest. A 6-mile-long section of the Appalachian Trail (link is external) meanders through this pristine forest.


Abram S. Hewett State Forest
West Milford, NJ 07421, USA



Open daily from sunrise to sunset




Contact Details

Phone: 973-853-4462


Official Website: Abram S. Hewett State Forest


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Abram S. Hewett State Forest Adventures:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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