Saturday, April 16, 2016

Blue Trail, Ward Pound Ridge

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
4/16/2016 3.9 miles 1 hour 34 minutes 723' 2.9 mph 147.5

Parking: Enter park, pay for parking and keep driving straight until you reach the Kimberly Bridge parking area. There is plenty of parking. Cost is $10 without a Westchester County Parks Pass. $5 with a Parks Pass.

Directions: Cross the street, and take the blue trail uphill. Just keep following the blue blazes in a counter clockwise loop.

Notes: This is a very popular park. This hike was moderate. This trails are very clearly blazed. 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. Weekends are busier. There are no road crossings (other than at the trailhead). The trail starts out with a steadily uphill. This hike is a combination of hills and level areas. The portion of the hike that is on the outer edge of the park does have views of the backyards of some houses, but they aren't very close. Although there are no hill/mountain views, this is a pretty hike. The trails vary between dirt, rocks, and grass. On the right side of the trail shortly before you get to the parking area, is a nice place to let your dogs swim.

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