Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ward Pound Ridge, Yellow Trail Loop

June 5, 2013

Distance: 2.7 miles
Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
Year to date miles: 128.2

 Map: Ward Pound Ridge Pick up a map when you pay for parking.

Parking: Enter park, pay for parking and keep driving straight until you see a sign for Michigan Road. Turn right on Michigan Road, and park at the end of the road (lower parking area). There is plenty of parking. Cost is $10 without a Westchester County Parks Pass. $5 with a Parks Pass. There was no parking attendant when we arrived in the evening, so it was free.

Post hike dinner: none
Restrooms: None

More information on the park: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
From the lower parking area, find trailhead at kiosk next to swampy bird nesting area.
Follow the yellow trail. Where the yellow trail splits to the left or right, we kept left, making it a clockwise loop.
The loop will end at the parking area.

Notes: This is a very popular park. This hike was easy. This trails are very clearly blazed and wide. The map also has numbers at intersections which correspond to numbers posted on trees. On some trails, you will come across a lot of people. 

Circle just past the parking area

Kiosk at trailhead.

Heading down the yellow trail after it splits.

Moxie always appreciates a stream.

The mountain laurel is just starting to bloom. A few miles away at our house, it is in full bloom.

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