Westchester Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Westchester Wilderness Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pound Ridge, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

8 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

29 days ago

The trust obviously cares enormously about this preserve. It's well-maintained, well-marked, and well laid out. There are informational signs all throughout on the ecology and history of the area as well as numerous trail markers with "dad humor" peppered along the way. The West Loop was very wet - probably not good for little ones.

trail running
1 month ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Good local place for hiking. You won't find many views but it does offer pretty good trails through forest. Went in the morning in October and it was very quiet but I did hear more hikers later on in the day. The main trail is very easy to follow and maintained. The side trails only became slightly tougher walking on rocks but nothing too hard. Came across many deer while going through and some interesting spots pointed out on the trail map there. Definitely a nice, easy and quiet walk through the woods.

hiking
7 months ago

9 months ago

Very well kept. Easy to navigate. Not a lot of varied views. Very buggy. Still worth it. Great exercise!

hiking
9 months ago

Relaxed walk. I enjoyed the information on different trees. Trail signs are not easy to find. I took a few incorrect turns. Nothing really serious. The trail is slippery at times due to lack of direct sun light. I saw only one family in two hours. I would not consider it for a hard jog since at times one needs to be careful with branches and slippery rocks.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

The main parking entrance was very hard to find. It didn't look like an entrance. When we walked in, it was very pretty. There were signs explaining the trees and such. However, midway the signs disappeared and turned into red dots. So apparently the red dots meant wrong way, leading to someone's backyard. And the other side of red was green marks. I guess a lot of people have gotten lost before. We backtracked our steps and couldn't find the markers to continue the loop. So we went back the same direction we came in. A bit disappointed but as the name says "wilderness".

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

Literally around the corner but had never been there. Went over for a quick hike today and was surprised at the variety of landscapes the trail takes you through. We did the western loop and half the southern loop. Even got the new layer cake rock loop that just opened. Will definitely be back to explore more of the trails.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

well marked trails with dead trees, markers and an occasional map marked "you are here". rolling up and down with no asenrs more than 100 yards or so. nice woodsy environment. while not looking for birds, I saw a pilated woodpecker and red tail hawk. left from upper shad...after 1 tenth of a mile initial part was swampy, many exposed tree roots and some walking on stones - maybe 1 tenth of a mile...much better after that.

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016