Westchester Wilderness Walk



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Park Overview:

Destinations in Westchester Wilderness Walk have names to entice you to visit. Who could resist going to Jurassic Rock, Grand Stone Staircase, Layer Cake Rock or Lover Trees?. 

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:5.9 miles
Park Acreage:150 acres
Pound Ridge/Westchester/NY
Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

Park Description:

As a Westchester Land Trust board member, Paul Zofnass assembled 150 acres over the course of more than a decade to make Westchester Wilderness Walk. He conceived the idea, donated the initial properties as part of the Zofnass Family Trust, and convinced his neighbors to donate land or easements. He then designed and financed the trail system.


Trails Overview:

The trails travel up and down steps, across stepping stones, along a stream bed, adjacent to a wetland, and even along the top of a stone wall.


From I-684, take Route 172 Exit. Follow Route 172 through Bedford and turn right at the gas station at Long Ridge Road. Drive 2.6 miles and turn left onto Upper Shad Road. The parking area is 0.3 mile from the intersection. 

No public transportation 

Contact Information:Westchester Land Trust
Region:Westchester County