Herrick Trail Preserve

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Herrick Trail Preserve is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sherman, CT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.9 miles 1812 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

rocky

1.25 miles to the Housatonic overlook, 1.6 miles to the Appalachian Trail ("AT"), 2.5 miles to Ned Anderson Bridge This moderately steep hike winds through oak/hemlock woodlands from Evans Hill Road and connects to the Sherman portion of the AT. Along the way, Amys Overlook and the Housatonic overlook provide stunning views of the Housatonic River Valley. The trail crosses several small stream courses and skirts the edge of a large vernal pool. Watch for forest interior birds such as worm-eating warblers and ovenbirds, which nest on the steep rocky slopes along the trail. Turn north on the AT (switchbacks downhill) to reach the Ned Anderson Bridge and Bull's Bridge Road.