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very nice trail. lots of parking at the historic bridge, but no restrooms. the blue trail is extremely well marked. be sure to take the red/blue spur trail to the waterfall. did the entire north and south loop in 4 hours, with a half hour lunch at the pond. north loop is slightly up hill, but not excessive. of the south loop on the way back descends nicely.

hiking
14 days ago

The trail itself was lovely! We used a photo of the map to navigate the trails. The trails were poorly marked, so many times we had to guess where we were and bushwhack until we crossed the trail. We enjoyed the railroad trail the most, but combined it with the "regular" trail. (see my Recording) Overall, it was a lovely park to hike in and well kept. I'd hike here again!

Just beautiful.

Be prepared for a really quick intense rock scramble! Starting from here will give you a serious workout before you loosen up... highly satisfying and you will meet some great through hikers. Bring some trail magic.

walking
27 days ago

Hiked this trail yesterday (7-17-2018) and a year ago as well. Trail is very poorly marked and the map is not useful. Yesterday there were lots of bees, some were marked. Went over one large fallen tree and there was a hive in the tree (not marked) that I din not see until half over the tree. Got stung! would be a great trail for a Scout troop to take on and provide better trail markings and a better map! Trail is very nice and not difficult but definitely needs to be better marked!

trail running
1 month ago

great place to go trail running. some easy hills. great terrain, but people..please pick up after your dogs.

nature trips
1 month ago

Not really a hike but more or less a woodland walking trail next to a fully operational historical site... gift shop ,icecream and restrooms next to the castle. You can take a tour for $6 per adult for the castle portion (worth it) or watch a free little movie near with admission area. Pretty neat in all honesty. Awesome views of the water along the outside of the castle.

Nice trail. Beautiful park and views of the river.

Nice and easy day hike

very nice. definitely has some steep steady inclines. great work out!

Great moderate hike..started from small parking lot off of route 341. Went up and over both St John's ledges and Calebs peak. Took about 4 hours with a stop for lunch on Calebs Peak...plenty of rocks to sit on and enjoy the view south of the Housatonic Valley

AMAZING

hiking
4 months ago

My friend and I hiked it with the snow on the ground which while adding to the difficulty it was very fun. It was not very difficult, just hilly. We got some beautiful shots to!

All around enjoyable and I would love to do this again early summer one day!

I love how it connected to the Day Pond Trail!

Excellent trail, very well maintained. I would say it’s on the low end of moderate difficulty. Definitely longer than 5.4 miles, think it was closer to 7.5 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

easy trail. good views. the castle was closed when we went.

Loved this hike!! Gorgeous winter morning trip. After going over Ten Mile Hill the trip along the Ten Mile and Housatonic Rivers is beautiful...not too grueling of a hike but enough to get your heart rate up.

It was amazing. I only walked about 2 miles in but I intend on going back next weekend for the whole round trip. I’m looking forward to this hike. It is flat or downhill in most places so far, so deeming it Easy was definitely appropriate. Looking forward to doing it this weekend!!!

Not exactly an easy trail, not exactly a moderate trail either. Lots to see

hiking
9 months ago

Great view of the river below when the leaves are gone.

Great day!

Beautiful place to take a long hike

This was a good hike. Lots of up hills. It was just over 7 miles, so I don't know where the 5.4 mile statement came from. A little off the regular path there is a beautiful cascading waterfall. It is small, but still very pretty. The trail is clearly marked and is easy to follow. Will be pretty in a few weeks with the changing of the leaves.

Started on Rt 55 on Appalachian Trail over 10 Mile Hill to Bulls Bridge. Nice limited view at top of 10 Mile Hill. Great river views and bridge crossing. Outstanding Bulls falls view off of AT.

Cool place

Sunday, July 30, 2017

beautiful!

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Visited the park for the 1st time today and hiked the orange blazed trail. everything was extremely well marked, and the switchbacks going up the hills were appreciated! The orange trail was very narrow and overgrown with prickers and poison ivy. There were small features marked on the map, such as farms and a "flume" but they were underwhelming. Overall it's a nice spot, and we'd like to come back to try some more of the trails.

The River Trail in New Milford, CT is a 5 mile one way or 10 mile out and back trail. The trail begins at the entrance of Sega Meadows Park on Boardman Road and continues through the park to River Road, where I follows the road and the Housatonic River to the center of the Gaylordsville section of New Milford. The park trail is a mix of soil and crushed gravel. River Road is unpaved and is mostly dirt and crushed gravel. The road was lightly traveled when I walked (only two cars and two bicycles for the almost 4 miles). The Walk itself was easy, but wear comfortable shoes because the crushed gravel is not the most ideal walking surface.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Well marked trail. Short inclines. I did the loop, parking at Salmon River State Forest (next to day pond state park). Nice trail. Next time I'll find the covered bridge to complete the whole trail. Overall, I did 3 miles of it (the loop).

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

I started at the Comstock covered bridge and hiked to the Day Pond Loop. I completed the south loop and then the north loop, stopping for a water break at the Day Pond State Park between the two. Very beautiful spot and midway point. I also took a short trail off of the north loop which led to the Day Pond Falls, a very beautiful waterfall worth the half mile hike down and back to the loop trail. It is important to rate the entire seven mile hike as hard. Completing sections can be considered moderate depending on length. The hike took my dog and I three hours with almost no stopping. The majority of the trail is tree covered and you are only in direct sun when crossing the power lines briefly on the north loop. Well marked with blue blaze. The beginning of the trail by the Comstock covered bridge goes along the Salmon Ride before climbing up to a view of the river and then turning away from the river to head towards Day Pond. Plenty of parking at both the Comstock bridge and Day Pond state park. The Comstock bridge has beautiful wooden gates that make for a lovely photo silhouette. Overall an awesome workout!

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