Glacial Park Boulder Train

Posted By on April 17, 2019

Glacial Park Boulder Train

.9 miles; Ledyard, CT

[Editors Note: Once again I’ve broken my solemn vow to not let unposted hikes accumulate. I wound up almost a full month and 8 hikes behind. Mea culpa. Won’t happen again. I hope.]

I’d been here once before and remember negotiating the blue trail just fine, but today for some reason today I just balked, and Jenn and I both took the yellow by-pass trail instead. Which was pretty strenuous also, but not “strenuous and treacherous” as the map says the blue trail is. Believe the map.

Boulders. Lotta Boulders.

Boulders. Lotta Boulders.

It really is an amazing sight, especially when you see the blazes going off across the massive jumble of rock.

Moar Boulders.

Moar Boulders.

If you squint very carefully you’ll see the tiny figure that is Ernie somewhere in the middle of that mess. Yes, he sucked it up and took the blue trail right across the rocks. Brave guy.

Rock Shelter

Rock Shelter

This is an ideal little camping site, and the charred bits of wood littering the ground are testament to that. Still, it gives you a bit of pause to see that giant slab of rock resting atop that small rock…

You can find out more about this property from this town of Ledyard website, and also from this Peter Marteka column (because of course he’s been here). As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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