11 reviews

Okay, this is actually a really beautiful trail, in particular the vistas from the Bulkhead and the ledges just before the balancing rock, but I don't recommend unless (A) You're a pretty experienced hiker (I am not)(B) You love being covered in spiderwebs and mauled by bugs and mud/leaf debris up to your ankles and scratched to bleeding bits by trees. (I do not).

It's really not a well-marked or maintained trail from the start. Park at Proctor at the end of Fieldhouse Lane and walk up the dirt/gravel path past tennis courts on your right. Pre-Bulkhead, it's mostly cairns and wooden signs. Between Bulkhead-Balancing-Rocks and SRKG there are yellow tags. The most confusing parts for me were the initial turn off a logging trail (There was a turn off that splits in two, you want the middle one), a trek through a mud puddle where the turn off from another widish trail is overgrown), and several parts between the Bulkhead and Balancing Rock. Most involve ledges. The worst involved 3 pink rocks that look like markers and are not. Do not follow them down and left. Fight your way up and right through blueberry bushes until you see more yellow marks.

I skipped the Ragged portion and turned around once I hit the SRK Greenway because I was running out of sunlight. I did run into 3 black bears on the trail (A mama and two cubs) about a mile from the trailhead, so be watchful!