New Haven, CT

East Rock Park

Flickr: Kenneth Casper

East Rock Park is one of the running highlights of New Haven. A 2.5 mile switchback-ey road leads to the summit, which has great views. Total ascent is 400+ feet, with some steep sections. Trail runners might venture onto some of the other paths. East Rock is a little over 1 mile from Yale/New Haven Green (use Orange Ave. or Whitney Ave.).

Add-Ons. Lovely residential streets just west of East Rock Park. Also, there’s a running track off Mitchell Ave. near the school.

Essentials
  • 5.2 miles (8.3 km)
  • 420 feet (128m)
  • Wilbur Cross High School