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Rock Trail (RT) Loop

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7.0 Miles 11.3 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,264' 385 m

Ascent

-1,263' -385 m

Descent

815' 248 m

High

445' 136 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Unknown

Update

The Rock Trail (RT) Loop passes by six of the "Rock" features of the trails in Ward Pound Ridge Rez.

Rob Cummings

Overview

This loop passes the following six rock features of the park: Indian Rock Shelter, Castle Rock, Bear Rock, Dancing Rock, Raven Rocks, and Spy Rock. Both Spy Rock and Raven Rocks have scenic overlooks. Below Spy Rock is a rough stone staircase that ascends 300 vertical feet in about 2/10ths of a mile.

This access is shown from Michigan Rd., but you can also access the RT loop from Honey Hollow Rd. (limited parking).
Features: Birding — Cave — Fall Colors — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife

Description

This is a demanding 7-mile loop. Go in any season -- better views in the winter and early spring -- but fun in all seasons. The terrain is rough at points with large trees coming down after storms and trails re-routing around them. Chances are you'll not see too many others on this trail in the colder seasons but summertime and warmer days it can be very popular. Bring a map or the Hiking Project mobile app -- all intersections are numbered so once you find one you can get oriented.

Flora & Fauna

Enjoy swaths of mountain laurel in the higher elevations. Additionally, spring vernal ponds dot the trail (seasonal).

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Jul 30, 2017
Ken Lee
Apr 30, 2017
Brandon Patterson
Mar 26, 2017
Paul H
Nice trail. Well marked. $10 parking fee 7mi
Mar 9, 2017
Denise Aksoy
Mar 5, 2017
Anthony Fiorillo
Not really as hard as advertised... great lunch spot at ravens rock 12mi
Jan 29, 2017
Simon Butt
Jan 1, 2014
Peter Woodford

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