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West Rock From Blake St

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Distance: 2.3 miles


This 1.5 hour hike starts from the base of West Rock and can go to the Judges Cave, back to the overlook and back down via another trail. And It all happens very close to the Blake Street intersection with Whalley Ave.

There are two possible parking places, the easiest one is behind the converted factory at the corner of Valley Street and Blake Street. There is a bridge that crosses the West River, cross the bridge and bear left. Follow the blue/yellow blazed trail all the way up to the top of the ridge. It intersects the blue trail (Regicides trail) right near a road.  If you go left on the Regicides trail you will come to Judges Cave there is an orange trail here or you can take the blue trail, both will lead you to the gap which is over the tunnel for the Merritt Pkwy. If you go right you will end up at the overlook. From the overlook you can go through the gap in the stone wall and down the red trail. There is a great overlook right on top of the cliffs about 1/3 of the way down.  At the base of the hill follow what looks like a quad trail back to the ballfield and you will find the bridge back to where you parked. (If you follow the red trail you will end back at Lake Wintergreen)

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