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hiking
22 days ago

It was a lovely hike but there were trees down everywhere, also once you get to the tower there are no signs to tell you to go back where you came from, it seems like the markers just disappear but you actually have to go backward. I ended up going through the woods directly down the mountain until I found my way back. It was beautiful and I’d definitely do it again with what I know now.

hiking
1 month ago

loved the waterfall and each boardwalk on the red trail. i went up to the tower, not very high. it was sort of fun, like an obstacle course. with all the fallen trees in the path, i had to go over, under, and sometimes between. less than impressed with the trail markings, however. i think i will go back when it gets cleared up.

Very nice trail, except that you need to walk almost a mile along route 7 after Bennets pond. The map in the app is not to be used. use the maps posted at the trails entrance.

Great hike, not too difficult...Well marked, with beautiful views. I got caught in a storm but still a great day. Highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

short easy hike in a nice small park
pros- falls and covered bridge were beautiful and picture worthy
cons- some graffiti which is sad, no views really at the top of the tower (top of the tower might be better in mid fall with more color), can be a little difficult to follow in some areas
Highly recommend you check out Black Hog Brewery after the hike, you'll thank me later!

A nice quick loop with two good lookout points. Steep in a few spots but overall a nice quick hike. 2 hours taking your time. Well marked and easy to navigate.

Bow hunting season is November! Trail isn’t ideal in winter time due to hunting

Easy walk with some moderate parts. Every enjoyable.

walking
2 months ago

The falls are fabulous! I found the trails a little hard to follow with all the fallen leaves and not clearly marked; however, it was a beautiful day for a walk. Next time I do this walk, I think I’ll do it before the leaves fall. We went up to the top of the tower but was not impressed with the view.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail many times since my teenage years and always enjoy the view from the top at 'Black Rock' esp this time of year.
Trail is moderate and can be challenging for anyone not used to steep climbs but def manageable just take your time, using a hiking pole/stick can be helpful. Total time to top from parking area inside park is 30 minutes or less.

hiking
2 months ago

Quiet trail. Would do again

A wonderful escape into the forest not far off some main roads - following the creek to the waterfall then into overgrown stone wall remnants. Great first hike in New England. Pretty much had the woods to myself. Since it was Saturday, I parked at the school across from the trailhead.
Blog/Photos:
http://www.themountainlioness.com/2018/05/saugatuck-falls-hike-random-weekend-in.html

Do not go alone, especially for your first hike here!! I have been hiking around this area for years, but I’ve never seen a trail from this app so poorly marked. It is very easy to get lost. Also on the spooky side.

nature trips
3 months ago

Scenic, dog friendly, 10/10 would do again

hiking
3 months ago

Don’t go on a weekend if you don’t like seeing other people on the trail.

Nice walk! Look for the heart tree ... you'll know which one it is when you see it!

3 months ago

Nice hike although many trees are down along the route so either around, over or under was a regular decision. Beautiful waterfall at the beginning of the trail.

Nice easy walk through the woods and over and around water. Dog friendly. I great spot in Fairfield ct.

Great hike

I would have marked it hard rather than moderate, but great hike and beautiful views. Definitely bring water.

Great hike to do with kids, some rock scramble, beautiful views and not too long. When the trail changes from blue markers to red they are a bit sparse (perhaps some trees that had markers on them had fallen down) so we missed a red turn and had to double back. (we took the blue trail up and the red trail down.)

hiking
3 months ago

Nice place

Great trail, fairly well maintained, some eroded areas, blowdowns cleared.

This is a fun short loop with waterfalls and two nice vista's looking down through the valley. More strenuous than your average Connecticut hike with the elevation gain and a couple small rock scrambles. The lookouts are a good place to have lunch/snack. You do hook up with the AT for almost a mile, so if your doing it in the warmer months bring some "trail magic" for the thru hikers.

hiking
4 months ago

great view at the top

hiking
4 months ago

I would say this is a moderate trail, fairly easy in the beginning with pretty flat and there is one to two steep parts. A nice hike. Trails are pretty well defined in that you see the trail, but not well marked in which directions to go. Without a map, it is easy to go on the wrong trail. Had to go back a few times to make sure I was going on the right trail. So check the map often if you want to stay on this trail.

Clearly the residents are not pleased with the overuse by mountain bikes of these trails. Lots of trails. Not hard, but on the creepy side (lone people sitting in cars on dead-end roads gives me pause. It’s pretty, but clearly bikers rule as the trails are quite weathered and narrow. Markers are crazy town. This map isn’t quite right, but keep in general directions. The ground is very worn. Some trash. Lots of broken glass at the trail head. Didn’t hear much wildlife, but lots of planes and machinery. Barking dogs - must not be fun having strangers pass by relentlessly.

This is a beautiful trail through the woods which seems to get very little foot traffic. There were also lots of chipmunks and frogs and the hoot of owls. The trail has a little of everything - flat section, ledge walks, and some small rock scrambles. That being said - we had to really create our own route because the section of the trail labeled “unmarked trail” along the pond no longer seems to exist. We reached a downed tree and then saw major flooding along the area that the trail was supposed to be on. So we turned back and went a different way where we avoided the pond entirely via a yellow trail that eventually summits the mountain. However, we were glad we did. That trail was very scenic and also rewardingly strenuous. My only other critique of this trail is that the markings are poor and you really need to rely on the map or you might get lost. But overall the trail is a great workout and a rewarding day outdoors as long as you stay alert and avoid the “unmarked trail”!

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