Our Trail of the Week feature is made possible through a partnership with Trail Run Project.
The miles of trails inside Westmoreland Sanctuary explores 640 unblemished acres of wilderness in New York, about an hour north of New York City.
This route features all singletrack trails. The trails give a feeling of wilderness as you pass cliffs, ridges, ponds, and boardwalks. There are some mushy areas for parts of the year, so be prepared with proper footwear. Users won’t be disappointed, as it is a beautiful park.
This specific run features Cole’s Kettle, a natural pond/wetland area formed by glaciers. All of the surrounding forest drains into the kettle and then into the ground water for nearby wells.
Eventually, the trails can be used to connect over the highway to Butler Sanctuary.
Runnable: 92 percent
Average Grade: 5 percent
Max Grade: 22 percent
Total Ascent: 717 feet
Total Descent: -711 feet
Highest Elevation: 721 feet
For a closer look, check out the interactive map, data, photos and virtual run simulator courtesy of Trail Run Project: