This trail can be hard to find and access, but it does provide a direct route to Barn Rock and Barn Rock Bay. The path climbs easily up over a small hogback before descending to a split. Don’t take the right as it leads to private property; go left to the Barn Rock Bay Trail, roughly 0.3 mile from the previous intersection.
Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport, follow Route 22. Continue for 0.5 mile and turn right on Lake Shore Road. Follow that for 3.5 miles to the trailhead on the right. This trailhead is obscure and therefore easy to drive past.
Distance: 2.8 miles, one way. It can take 3 hours to complete this hike.
Note: The Split Rock Wild Forest is known for having timber rattlesnakes, which can often be seen sunning themselves at lookouts and along the trail. Negative encounters with humans are not likely as these animals are easily spooked, but it is highly advisable to keep pets on a leash and to never approach or corner a timber rattlesnake. If you or your pet has been bitten, seek medical attention as quickly as possible.