Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ward Pound Ridge - Green Trail Loop

April 3, 2014
Distance: 3.4 miles
Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Year to date miles: 97.2

 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. We were pleasantly surprised to see the entrance road to the park has been repaved. Last year the road was full of potholes.

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 green trail.
Early on the green trail splits - you can go left or right. 
We went left and did 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. We saw only a few joggers.

A protected area next to the trailhead.
The peepers were incredibly loud!

Back at the parking lot.
Love all of the art at the park.

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