Westwood Park

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Westwood Park is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Castle, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
882 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with wildflowers and lake views. I enjoyed the variety of foliage. You don't feel the elevation gain much as there aren't any big climbs.

backpacking
1 month ago

Prep for a 3 day backpacking trip. Looking forward to a hike without a pack in the next couple weeks. Westwood is an incredible part of this community!

1 month ago

Just what I needed near home (Cicero) in preparation for a 3 day Smoky Mountain hike. Great hike with my son from Chicago this Sunday afternoon. I'll be back!!

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

My first off road ride in 20 years, It was great. Took the better part of three hours. It had rained earlier in the day so everything was slick. Vary challenging for a new rider, but in the end a lot of fun.

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, scenic 10-mile trail for trail running/hiking. Some switchbacks make it more of a moderate trail. I hiked/ran this in 2 hours 45 minutes. Great workout in beautiful solitude.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great trail. Ten mile min, Ten mile max. No short cuts or cut through. Bush whacking is not an option. Great path. Slight ups and downs.

Trail very easy to follow once you find the trail heads. Start at the parking lot and try to walk around the lake counter clockwise. As close to the water as reasonable. You will find the trail. The bikes have it well marked.

This is now one of my top 5 trails in Indiana.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great loop! Just enough hills to be consider moderate. The lake is beautiful to look at while hiking and the trail is constantly changing.

I love this trail and will definitely be back!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

A very good hiking trail. We scared up squirrels, a groundhog and deer.
Some trail intersections could use better signage, but we managed to make our way back to the car with a little help from park workers.

hiking
11 months ago

Great for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and enjoying camping on the camp grounds. The trail is a circle around a lake two way. If you go in 5 miles the only way out is 5 more miles. Nice views of the small lake all along the trail

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This was a wonderful trail!!!! I really enjoy how maintained it was. It was a little hard to understand where the trail head was because it was not very well marked from the far end of the parking lot and the beginning sections were not clearly marked either but once on the trail it was very nice walk for a Sunday stroll! I will be back again!!!

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016