Distance: 5 miles
Time: 2 hours 41 minutes
Map: West Hudson Trails Map
Parking: From route 9W southbound, turn right onto Reservoir Road.Take right at T intersection. Follow to Black Rock Park. Parking area with room for around 15 cars.
Post hike dinner: n/a
Directions: Black Rock Mountain Circuit Via Footpaths and Woods Roads
Notes: The hike passes Aleck Meadow Reservoir (no swimming), which looked beautiful with the fall foliage. Nice views on Black Rock Mountain. Hulse Road is a gravel road, a little rough to walk on.
Year to to date miles: 306.2
|Kiosk next to parking area. $2 per person donation suggested. We donated $5 (dogs are cheap!).|
|Large pipe crossing the stream. Turn right at the pipe.|
|Number on rock just after turning right at the pipe.|
|Pretty "pipeline" trail. Unblazed, but easy to follow.|
|A view on the unblazed trail.|
|Approaching the reservoir. Turn right.|
|Reflections in the reservoir. The dogs were disappointed we didn't let them swim.|
|View from Black Rock Mountain. |
The dogs entertained two young boys on the mountain who had a million questions about them.
|Turning onto Hulse Road, which gets very gravelly (is that a word??)|