Good, easy hike, only took a couple of hours with relaxing breaks at points. Would definitely recommend for families and/or people who want to have a nice hike with their dog!

I got there and it was OK. I was expecting to hike up to the tower but found out that it was closed when I got there. Was not many sites to see but it was a quiet hike. I will most likely not be returning to this place

loved it initially, but yes the trail markings arent very clear and are worn down, got lost on the way back about 2 miles out and had to back track, just pay close attention and dont let your dog lead lol

Beautiful views, and a well maintained path going up! Definitely a beginners track. My dog loved it

Me & my friend took the white trail, straight up (legit) the mountain. When coming back down we decided to take a different path down. Markings were very confusing. A lot of the trail markings look worn down. We got lost twice trying to follow the path.

Great for young kids!

Trail map is unclear when actually hiking

7 months ago

It was a nice scenic hike, peaceful as well. I would recommend it.

Easy hike up to the tower, which is closed but that didn't stop anyone from going up it. We tried the loop afterwards but found the trails were poorly marked. Bring the all trails app to be sure not to get lost!

1 year ago

LOOKOUT TOWER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Decent trail if you're looking for something to do with the family, but too easy for an experienced hiker. I followed the Shenipsit trail up and back. Very short and rocky. with the look out tower closed and many leaves still on the trees there was no view at all. Was lots of graffiti. Waste of my time.

Great little hike, very easy and with options and a very decent view for your efforts!

mountain biking
2 years ago

Well maintained trails, varying difficulty, and wide. Great views at the top of Soapstone. I would highly recommend this trail.

I love this mountain! the steep northern face, old weather station, picnic areas, views galore, tons of trails leading to Stafford, Somers, Ellington. so many great memories here.

This was a spectacular view that didn't require much in terms of the way of strenuous uphills. Just follow the directions in 50 Walks in Connecticut provided:
Starting at junction of Parker, Sykes, and Soapstone Road. Proceed up Soapstone Road to Observation Tower. Follow dual-blaze green and blue trail to green/yellow blaze, then the straight blue blazed back to Parker.