View amenities, descriptions, reviews, photos, itineraries, and directions on TrailLink. The trail climbs steadily and at 1.6 miles, the trail meets a spur trail leading to a seasonal spring at “Bear Wallow.” The trail reaches the West Ridge trail at 2 miles. Turn right. It’s only 0.3 mile to the summit and the first two-tenths is flat, but the last tenth mile climbs another 200 feet. West Ridge : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. from Woodside Cemetery on East St. (near MBTA Cohasset Station) to Wompatuck State Park. Hike Length: 6.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Location: Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, West Milford, Passaic County, NJ Getting There. Overview: This lollipop loop uses the recently-blazed West Ridge Trail, offers a multitude of views along two ridgelines, and visits one or two glacial lakes (West Pond and Surprise Lake) as well as a panoramic vista of Greenwood Lake. You have a choice to take any of the forks that leads up the scree slope to the north side starts of the West Ridge route. Ash Ridge Spur is situated northeast of Canyon Vista. The trail will fork in several places. Ash Ridge Spur is a trail in Pennsylvania. Alternative Approach and Route Description Dirk "Diggler" Summers recently completed the route by taking a different approach and was able to stay on the south spur of the West Ridge the entire way. Southeast Spur T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 ... the left trail leads to the North Ridge and the right leads to the West Ridge. Hike Length: 6.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Location: Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, West Milford, Passaic County, NJ Overview: This lollipop loop uses the recently-blazed West Ridge Trail, offers a multitude of views along two ridgelines, visits one or two glacial lakes (West Pond and Surprise Lake), and features a panoramic vista of Greenwood Lake. To the left, or southwest, is the West Ridge Trail (our eventual descent path), and to the right (north) is the spur trail to the summit of Greybeard Mountain. The West Ridge Trail turns sharply up steep, tightly wound switchbacks to gain the ridge (.8 miles : 540') and begins a long series of mild-moderate undulations along its redwood covered spine. Whitney Spur Rail Trail spans 1.6 mi. Found by a happy accident, the west ridge of Bill's peak is not the walk up the standard route it offers a bit more of a challenge for those who seek it. This junction had a large faded sign in Dec 2012 and it is possible to miss it. His route might be preferable to mine, so I'm listing it here in its entirety as a recommended alternative: Instead of taking the spur, continue straight along Chalk Mountain Road (1.4 miles), looking for a junction with Whitehouse Ridge Trail. Other Information. After about 1.25 miles of another steep climb, you’ll reach the intersection of three trails (the West Ridge Trail, the Graybeard Summit spur and the trail … The Bald Mountain trail provides a path for visitors to access the Glastenbury Wilderness and the summit of Bald Mountain. Take the .2-mile spur trail here to Walker Knob: it’s worth it for the incredible view. You should reach this point at about 2.5 hours. The trail begins at Prairie Creek Visitor Center and crosses Prairie Creek to the West Ridge Trail (.15 miles). From Beverly Turnpike/Bean creek basin trail follow Beverly Turnpike up the valley and ascend to the pass with 4th creek do not take the iron peak spur trail. Ash Ridge Spur from Mapcarta, the free map.