West Rock Ridge State Park - Trail Running
West Rock Ridge State Park is an adventure for those who want to emerge themselves in all types of nature, from trails, to caves (Judges Cave), to a glistening blue-green lake that seems like a hidden secret from the concrete city that surrounds it.
The Red-White Trail at West Rock Ridge Sate Park has a distance of 6.7 miles because of the different locations one can start and end at. If you would like to have a short point to point run, or hike, it can be suggested to start at the Lake Wintergreen parking lot. This location is the most accessible to beginner hikers and trail runners. It is also easier to park and locate each hiking trail. The view from the Lake Wintergreen entrance is also quite beautiful due to the lake's visibility.
Destination Distance From Downtown
West Rock Ridge gets a rating of 3 star for its variation in trails and surface terrain that might make the trail run difficult for those of different skill sets.
Time To Complete
At West Rock Ridge the Red Trail is a total of 6.75 mile that begins at South Overlook between two stone pillars.
West Rock Ridge is dog friendly. This surely makes your trip to West Rock more enjoyable knowing you can bring your four legged companion. However, at West Rock Ridge all dogs mush be kept on a leash. This is policy is mandatory and must be followed at all times. It is also important for owners to be aware of their surroundings. This will ensure the safety of fellow visitors and your pet while at West Rock Ridge.
West Rock Ridge is a park that is free to all visitors all year round. Both the main entrance at Baldwin Drive, the parking areas at South overlook and Lake Wintergreen are free to the public. However, the main entrance towards the South Overlook parking area is closed starting the last week of October, it is still accessible through foot, but entrance with car is not allowed. Lake Wintergreen entrance and parking area is open throughout the winter season.