Tunxis Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Tunxis Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barkhamsted, CT that features a cave. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles 1575 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash






1 month ago

Nice views

1 month ago

1 year ago

If you're looking for the caves- pick up this trail at the intersection of East Hartland Road and Legeyt Road. (opposite side of the road from Legeyt). You will have to go down a path that rocky and you will pass the old Indian Council grounds before making your way to the caves. I made the mistake of picking up this trail at Hillcrest Road and it took us over 2.5 hours to find the caves! What a mistake that was! If you start the trail at Legeyt Road it will take probably 45 minutes to walk to the caves. I hope this is helpful to anyone that is a first time hiker to this trail!

2 years ago

Hiked the full 9.8 beautiful trail. Love all the old growth and beautiful streams ! Markers can be tough to follow you almost have to use your instinct. Overnighted with my dog and saw the Sun Rise on the peak of Pine Mountain. Good times.

3 years ago

The most bugs I have ever encountered in all of my life. Would have been nice if not so damp.

4 years ago

Was really looking for the Indian council caves trail and took this instead. Went 3 miles in and back. Rocky with many steep ascents and descents. Ran into 2 other hiking groups looking for the caves. While I'm disappointed it was the wrong trail I'm glad we did it. It was challenging and definitely a great workout. There was a nice lookout with a view of a lake/reservoir and the mountains.