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Lake Wintergreen Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Relatively easy loop with great views of Lake Wintergreen and the eastern side of West Rock.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Loop

327' 100 m

High

252' 77 m

Low

94' 29 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Fishing · Geological Significance · Lake · Views

Overview

This easy and short loop leads all the way around Lake Wintergreen and provides views of West Rock. Additionally, it traverses scenic, exposed rocks and roots on the Red/White Trail.

Description

This trail begins at the Lake Wintergreen parking area in West Rock Ridge State Park following the White Trail. This section of the trail is pretty flat, wide, and is mostly covered in pine needles. This part of the loop includes the first really good views of the lake.

The loop then turns off of the White Trail and onto the Red/White Trail. This part of the loop narrows and traverses some large, exposed rocks which are scenic but can also be challenging. Because of this, the Red Trail is recommended for a slightly easier hike. The trail then goes over a small bridge above a dam and continues on a small dike. It then merges back into the Red Trail and continues to its terminus at the Lake Wintergreen parking area.

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Daniel McCloskey

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Photos

Colorful shoreline
Nov 8, 2018 near Woodbridge, CT
Taken on the Red Trail on the south end of the park near Lake Wintergreen.
Nov 20, 2017 near Woodbridge, CT
A view of the eastern side of West Rock.
Jul 16, 2020 near Woodbridge, CT
Lake Wintergreen from its southern tip.
Jul 16, 2020 near Woodbridge, CT
Kiosk for Lake Wintergreen.
Jul 16, 2020 near Woodbridge, CT

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Jul 14, 2020
Daniel McCloskey