West Rock Ridge State Park
Hamden & New haven
Is West Rock a monolith? I guess it’s not geologically speaking, but let’s say it colloquially is. West Rock Ridge rises from nearly sea-level sharply to 400-feet of elevation at the South Summit in New Haven to 700-feet of elevation at High Rock in Bethany on the Hamden border. The 6-mile long ridge is traversed by the 7-mile long Regicides Trail, which connects to the Quinnipiac Trail at High Rock. There are impressive vistas along the ridge, with estimates that a person can see approximately 200 square miles from various locations.
At the South Overlook, views include New Haven and the Harbor, Long Island Sound, East Rock Park, and the Sleeping Giant. In addition to the Regicides, there are two other 5-7 mile (one way) trails along the ridge. And some side trails. And a historically important “cave”. And the whole thing has a tunnel through it. Look like I should stop blabbing and get to exploring…