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11 days ago

There’s literally no markers I thought I was going to die in the woods

Great day on the trail today. The waterfall was amazing. Definitely in our top 3 hikes in CT, so far!!!

it's a good trail and close to my house. the trail is easily navigated and well marked

18 days ago

greet hike red/blue trails are very well marked, the blue trail isn't marked as well but still easy enough to follow. I was pleasantly surprised how clean the peaks were we saw very little trash up there. We took a couple long breaks to enjoy the views and finished the loop in less than 4 hours.

20 days ago

A favorite trail in SW Connecticut. Lots of climbing and descending on technical trail. Hard wood and hemlock groves. A steep brook with one significant waterfall and several minor. A great technical trail run, but keep your eyes on the trail or risk a hard fall. Roots, rocks, fun.

Great medium effort hike. Nice views. I would not recommend going down the north side without crampons until end of winter. It is an ice fall now.

Pretty area. A bit of a shorter hike but nice little falls

Great trail, well marked. My wife and I are from the Jersey Shore and the thinner air did take a small toll on us. Beautiful sights and great hike after driving 3 hours to get there. Should have stretched a little more.

I ride my bike here all the time! Great rail path for biking, running, snowshoeing, and strollin’. Great scenery all around you, and cool off-shoots into the Valley Falls Park trails. It can be high traffic around the parking lot areas, but there’s nice quiet stretches in between.

Hiked it on 11/10. It was 14 degrees and one of the first (light) snow falls of the year. Amazing hike, one of my favorite. Bruins Causeway between Wittenberg and Cornell was extremely unique

great for the winter a valley turned completely into ice

Took the dog up. Some tricky spots but overall a nice up hill hike in. Slippery hike out but the view is worth it. Always fun to continue on to Pinnacle Mt via the Metacomet.

Cascades is the best!! The part past the lake has parking down a little hill and dogs can be off leash to play starting 100ft from the dirt lot. If you want a longer hike though start at the parking mentioned.

Great for walking with dogs. Not very crowded and plenty of trails for exploring.

One of my faves :) it's an easy loop with some moderate difficulty along the way and beautiful scenery:)

easy is relative I guess. I chose for the 'easy' rating to take my four year old. too steep and icy to make it a safe trip. looks like this will be an amazing summer hike with him though. will re-rate then.

1 month ago

We did this on December 28, 2016 in lots of snow and with a high of 7 degrees! It was an awesome loop, definitely felt sub zero on the summit with the winds.

Exactly as the descriptor for 2 stars says: “Meh. Nothing to write home about.” But we went on this hike a few days before Christmas. Wasn’t very pretty and I honestly didn’t find the views all too impressive; the trail is lined with radio and cell towers, and there is graffiti all over the rocks. The descent was precarious as it was littered with downed leaves, ice, mud, and loose rocks, but we made it. The starting climb from 141 was definitely a decent little workout, though. The rock scrambles were fun.

I hiked here today and it was great! It had snowed last night, so the trail was coated, but it was only moderately slippery in a few spots. The views on this trail are incredible - there are a bunch of overlooks! Definitely recommend this hike.

Good strenuous hike! The Seven Sisters part of the trail (approx 12 miles) was a calf/thigh buster...step inclines/declines with lots of rock hopping. Starts off will a steep slope which is pretty much what your in for for the rest of the hike. Approx. 2 - 4” of packed snow and ice throughout the trail (12/15/2017). Take good traction. I did the M&M trail part and then had problems finding the loop at the end...before you approach the stairs headed up to Skinner State Park lookout bare to the right. I also did a few easy trails by the parking area at Holyoke Range State Park parking area...total 17 miles. Overall great workout and awesome hike!

First time here - we (my puppy and I) loved it!

Got so bored that I turned around, but that's just me. I agree with the other reviews here, and if you're an enthusiastic, nature-loving adventurer like me, pick a different route.

3 months ago

Our hike happened on Friday 11/24/17. Our family did the whole trail. The trail at mile 2 and 3 were obstructed with felled trees but not anything that we couldn’t get through. At mile 5, the trail isn’t clearly marked and we ended up about a half a mile from our car at the trail head. Still a beautiful hike. The only pick I had is at mile 3, the steep climb really was hard for the ten yr old..... but she conquered it! Epic family experience!!!!

Past reviews are accurate. At top of ridge the overlook is worth the climb. When you continue on the blue trail for the decent you will cross Woodchoppers Rd and the blue trail continues into the woods. The problem is the loop stays on Woodchoppers then Clark Hill then Gadpouch. All unmarked. Other than that not too bad.

3 months ago

It’s a great easy hike for a family. Most of the trail is pretty wide and impossible to get lost on. The lake the the trail surrounds is beautiful from any point of the trail. There are a few places where the trail is very rocky, but nothing my 3 kids under 9 can’t handle.

3 months ago

We checked out this trail as this is where the Seven sisters trail race is held. It's tough with lots of ups and downs. Impressive for anyone who runs it. We had a late start and only went out a little over 3.5 miles and back. Very busy the first half mile which is all uphill with lots of people going up to the only view point of the trail. But it gets quieter further out. Other limited views later are only possible from leave-less trees. Fallen leaves made some downhill quite slippery. Overall a nice decent wooded trail that provides lots of hill work out. But very limited view. I also didn't like hearing constant gunshots in the early part of the trail from a nearby shooting range.

Great hike, beautiful vistas, decent level of solitude. The southeast portion of the trail is well demarcated but he northwest and northeast portions need some work. The blue-yellow trail which dissects the loop in the middle is well marked but tons of trees are blocking the path but it is easy to get around. The elevation changes are somehow challenging. This is definitely not for beginners except the first portion on the east side of the mountain. Plan for about 3-4 hrs if you are walking the entire loop.

3 months ago

This was a solid hike that had a little bit of everything. The first 1/4 of the hike was challenging and really got you going. From that point, it was a beautiful and gradual ascent to the summit with a spectacular view. Don’t take this one lightly as it is time consuming and somewhat strenuous at points. Definitely worth a solid half day of your time!

I wouldn't recommend this route for beginners or little kids. Lots of steep uphills and partial rock climbing at some points. Beautiful views, but don't lose track of time esp in the Fall, you don't want to be caught out there when the sun goes down. Not many people on the trail, so you will sometimes feel very alone with nature. if that is what you want great! don't expect a quick 1 hour hike, this is a commitment, at least 2 hours. Also, you will feel it the next day if you are not in hiking shape yourself. Have fun out there and be safe!

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