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A lot of steps to the top but very beautiful! Some ice on the trail but still able to hike easily!

Great quick hike beautiful waterfall. There was a dusting of snow there today

I’ve been hiking this trail since I was a little girl and it is always my go to favorite! Nice trail with great views of the valley, easy and fun!

I took my kids and my nephew there and they Loved it!! They had a blast, I will definitely go back, very clean also.

Participated in the State of CT DEEP First Day Hike 2019 here on New Years Day. It had rained the day before so the Boardwalk trail was a bit submerged! And the waterfall trail was a bit slippery with all the wet leaves and mud. Otherwise, the hike was a breeze!

After your hike, take time to enjoy the conservation center if it's open and learn about the local animals.

been going there for over 30 years great hike!@

on Bear Mountain Trail

11 days ago

Easy climb

hiking
11 days ago

Rad

A lot of steps to go up but worth it for the view

Great hike and view at the peak. There’s a man made rock formation you can climb on top and get a great view of at the peak. Went today and am glad we took others’ advice and went up Pleasant Lane Trail. We barely made it up it was so icy and a little dangerous, couldn’t imagine it being possible to make it down due to it being covered in ice. If you go out and back using the Appalachian it is pretty gradual the whole time, awesome hike.

Great mountain, gorgeous views

Different versions some easy some moderate

hiking
15 days ago

We actually started at the entrance as the gate was closed and other cars were parked there. There is a trail marker to the right of the gate. It was 2 miles up and back from there. Amazing views from the tower. It's definitely worth the hike up!

The initial ascent can be challenging but the two outlook vistas are worth it! The trail recorded for this seems off and we had to jump onto the Ross Trail to get back to the Gerard Trail on the way down. Stop to enjoy the waterfall if it has rained recently.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice walk, combined it with the John-Muir trail and made it a 3.2 mile hike. The only bad part is dogs who were off their leashes tried to attack my dog. That is why there is a leash law!

hiking
20 days ago

Really love the trails here. The river is beautiful and you can cross different trails depending on how easy or difficult you want it to be.

Beautiful trail even in winter. We were able to tie various trails together to get a great 5 mile hike in.

Beautiful place. Did all the side trails and ended up going about 3.5 miles. I’ll definitely be back again.

hiking
23 days ago

Multiple views and it was nice to Boulder/climb at Twin Boulders for a bit. They’re located just beyond the 2 viewpoints along the trail. After the initial 1/3 of the circuit the rest is pretty flat and quick to complete.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked this today. Icy up top be careful. Beautiful view and nice and cold just the way I like it.

hiking
29 days ago

I featured this trail in a 5-minute episode of “Hiking with an Average Jill” on YouTube.
The video offers interesting facts and information that you may find useful before setting out on your hike.
Follow the link below to check it https://youtu.be/YJxaTTmL2Wc

hiking
1 month ago

I featured this trail in a 5-minute episode of “Hiking with an Average Jill” on YouTube.
The video offers interesting facts and information about the trail that you may find useful before setting out on a hike. Follow the link below to check it out.
https://youtu.be/YJxaTTmL2Wc

Nice little hike , well marked , variety of terrain , spend some time exploring around the caves . 5.2 miles round trip

hiking
1 month ago

The trail isn't marked well but even in a light snow cover we were able to figure it out. Watch out for a few icy patches on the trail that we had to work around if you'll be on the trail in the winter. The falls were gorgeous ... parts along the cascade edges were frozen but running full force!

And we met a young porcupine near the trailhead just after the parking area! It was a bit shy ...

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome view at the summit! Trial is nicely marked; going up the yellow trail definitely gives your calves a nice burn — going down has a lot of neat stopping point.

Nice hike , no climbing .... just a nice short hike for the day

Nice hike ... not difficult at all .. perfect if you’re looking for a short hike

The summit was spectacular !! Awesome hike!!

Super scenic! Easy reverse hike (downhill first). Pretty sure it’s only 1 mile total.

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