West Rim Trail
The West Rim Trail is a very scenic long-distance trail that follows the western edge of Pine Creek Gorge, from Ansonia to near Blackwell. Parts pass through stands of mixed hardwoods, featuring white ash, cherry, and hemlock. In other areas, the trail winds along ridges of oak forest with abundant mountain laurel, and it also passes through boggy meadows near beaver dams. Challenging topography can be encountered when the trail departs from the edge of the main gorge to traverse side canyons. The best feature of the trail is the many outstanding vistas as you peer into the gorge and Pine Creek below.