This easy-to-follow spur trail leaves the Barn Rock Bay Trail roughly 0.25 mile from the bay itself, at the top of the hill. The path weaves through a rocky area that is a fascinating landscape. It stays high above the bay and ends at the open rock called Barn Rock. Please use caution here with children, as it's a sheer drop to the lake below. The views are absolutely fabulous.
How to get there
From the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport follow Route 22. Continue for 0.5 miles to Lake Shore Road on the right. Follow Lake Shore Road for 4.5 miles to the trailhead on the right.
By the numbers
- Elevation: 160 feet
- Distance: 0.5 mile round trip
This short hike takes less than an hour to complete.
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.