Ratlum Mountain is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, CT that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Nice views, elevation changes & nearby.
25-Jun-2016. Today the weather was in the mid 80s with clear blue skies. What a great Saturday afternoon for a hike.
In my opinion this is a longer workout hike. The terrain is rolling with the typical roots and stones to get you or at least your ankles. Most every stream was dry here in June. There was only one decent lookout at around the half way point.
NOTE: From the parking area on route 219, north of Ratlum Rd., heading South the hike was longer than expected. My Garmin Vivosmart clocked the hike in around four hours. That includes breaks.
The total distance, out & back, was recorded at 8.2 miles. The vivosmart claimed I climbed about 108 flights of stairs during the four hours. My quads would agree!
easy to medium trail, nice and easy going
Take the trail straight up from where you are told to park for the Indian Caves in Barkhampstead.
Can't find it.
The marked entrance is someone's private driveway. Couldn't even get to it without trespassing. Please list another entrance.