East Rock Park

East Rock Park, New Haven: Address, Phone Number, East Rock Park Reviews: 4.5/5

East Rock Park
4.5
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Andrew B
Baton Rouge, LA47 contributions
Won't Disappoint!
Apr 2021
This was a great morning hike! Not too difficult and provided a great view of the city! Glad we took the time to do this!
Written May 15, 2021
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,540 contributions
Panoramic views
Aug 2020 • Solo
This ridge rock is on the north side of the city on the New Haven/Hamden border. You can see neighborhoods, playgrounds, and panoramic views of the city and of the Long Island sound.

Once you get to the top of East Rock, you can check out the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument. This landmark is visible across the city.
Written April 25, 2021
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Shelly R
Norfolk, VA5 contributions
Peaceful Morning Jog
Apr 2021 • Couples
My husband and I were looking for a park to go on a run and we really enjoyed East Rock. We climbed the rock stairs to the summit first then we ran down one side, back up, and down the other side. It was a peaceful 3.5 mile morning jog. View from the top was beautiful. I thought that running back up would be more difficult than it was but the incline was gradual enough that we felt good.
Written April 11, 2021
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MusicMan
2 contributions
Nice
Mar 2021 • Solo
It’s a nice park up top. Why do state parks allow you to hike up to the top anytime during the day, but lock the gate to drive up? Don’t say Covid or social distancing, because for one, it’s outdoors and two, there probably are several hikes up top all together. I know it’s the tail end of winter but the road is paved and not a dirt road.
Written March 19, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY105 contributions
east rock park
Sep 2019
Multiple ways up by foot, bike, or car. At the top there is plenty of grass for a picnic, with gorgeous views over New Haven. The Soldiers and Sailors monument is at the top as well. A great local spot for those in New Haven!
Written August 18, 2020
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Myron H
Milford, CT2 contributions
Great View from the top.
May 2020
Take your pick of routes up to the view: paved but winding road, or the shorter, but mildly rougher, often steeper walking trails. Major note: the road to the top is closed (review written May 18. '20) to vehicular traffic - walkers, bikers, (and apparently motor bikes, we saw two) are the only ones allowed. It makes for a peaceful walk. Parking lot on north end off Davis Rd is open - the entrance lane has a misleading "Road Closed" sign, but is open up to the actual parking lot entrance, and then is closed. We were amazed at one high viewing point with no fence or guard rail, open right up to the high and steep drop off. That would be a place to keep adventurous kids tightly held by your hand. The top has an impressive memorial to the four wars between the Revolutionary and the Civil, an 1886 tower which is seen from I-95 among other places.
Written May 18, 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,237 contributions
Beautiful, leisurely park
Jul 2019
My husband and I love coming to this park, both for the views and for the various trail options available. There are more challenging trails and easier trails, and if you climb to the top, the views of the Greater New Haven area are breathtaking. Some of the trails are pretty narrow, so be ready in case the park is crowded. It's a big park, though, so there should be plenty of space for everyone. There's also a road if you want to drive to the top instead of hike. There's also a large picnic area, a playground, sports fields, and fishing spots.
Written May 16, 2020
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Keith G.
Cheshire, CT255 contributions
It was warm and we needed a walk
Feb 2020 • Couples
So my wife and I were in the mood to take a walk as it was warmer than usual. We usually walk the Farmington trail, but decided to be different. Overall park is very nice with some amazing views. Able to spend a good amount of time exploring the park and all the different vantage points. We did see a good amount of garbage around, but as it was off season, we doubt the park is monitored.
Written March 1, 2020
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Tigergram
New Haven, CT14 contributions
Beautiful view of New Haven and the Sound
Jul 2019
This is a beautiful park. The road to the top is narrow and winding so you have to go slow. So many different plants and trees and the view from the top is beautiful. Mill River flows around the bottom, to the left is the New Haven harbor. I think it closes at dusk which is a shame because the lights of the city would be amazing.
Written February 11, 2020
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ARose
Charlotte, NC911 contributions
Check schedule for road to top
Nov 2019
During the day and when the weather cooperates, there is a road to the top to accommodate people that cant or dont have time to hike. Check before you go if you really need the road to the top.
Otherwise, there is plenty of space to hike. The park is very spread out - even at the top. There is a large parking lot at the base and there are some pocket areas for a few cars to all along the roadway. It is absolutely worth getting to the top for the views.
Written December 16, 2019
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