Split Rock Mountian North Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews

Split Rock Mountian North Loop is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Westport, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles
1131 feet

dogs on leash

cross country skiing


nature trips


trail running








Hike in the largest tract of undeveloped land along Lake Champlain. The North Loop takes you gradually up towards the peak of Split Rock Mountain, following the remains of a now defunct logging road. Near the peak, you can take a short quarter mile side trail to the Ore Bed Lookout, offering expansive views of the Adirondacks to the West. Continuing along the trail, you will skirt the actual peak and then begin a gradual descent towards Essex Lookout. More a break in the trees, the Essex Lookout offers limited views North up the lake. It sadly does not offer views of the Split Rock Lighthouse. From the Essex lookout, one has the option of returning back over the peak, or by taking a more leisurely route on the Robins Run Trail. There is also a southern loop starting at the same trail head with potential for more lake views.

26 days ago

This is a pretty cool complex of trails that leads to some nice overlooks of Lake Champlain, the High Peaks, the Wildway corridor and Vermont. The trails are wide and really easy to walk. There's some neat stuff like old cabin remains. I'd like to check this place out some more in the future.

Note: There are a ton of connecting trails here that aren't listed on All Trails. You may want to research up on them before heading to Split Rock.

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