Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank at Housatonic Meadows evokes a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass.

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

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
1 month ago

This hike was great. a little bit of everything. Recommend going counter clockwise so you can enjoy the stream and multiple waterfalls on the way down.

Well marked trail. Some rock scrabbling which I would rate as hard. Good hike, with a couple nice views!

If summer, bring plenty of water and hiking poles. We went to the right at the start. pretty intense at times ..take breaks. Trail is a little hard to follow in a couple of spots near rocks. Much easier once it joins with the AT. Easy descent near the beautiful brook. We are in our late 50s. Would do it again in the fall for more views, maybe in reverse.

One of my favorites in the area!

Easy hike with two pretty outlooks and a small waterfall. Nice day hike, definitely worth checking out.

hiking
5 months ago

what a great hike. Just when you thought you reached the top and saw great views, you walk a few more minutes and boom, more gorgeous views overlooking the mountains. we started out going right on the trail, nice incline not to steep, nice little waterfalls along the way on the opposite side of the loop wow, what gorgeous falls. In a couple spots the water was cascading over the rocks to create an awesome view. It was like the best was saved for last. overall a great hike with a good amount of views and lots of nice waterfalls to see.

Great views from the summit. The hike up is a bit strenuous, but the way down is through a beautiful pine forest with the trail paralleling a beautiful brook.

Such a beautiful hike! Can't wait to go back once the leaves are on the trees! Can get pretty steep at parts but not for too long and the view is totally worth it.

Moderate hike with good views of the Housatonic River Valley. It was overcast when we went, but not hazy, and when we reached the last overlook, there was a rainbow over the valley, which was a nice touch.

we hiked this trail often while living in CT Very pleasant, running water... just enough challenge for older hikers

A friend and I did this hike yesterday. It was a sunny day and there was a lot of snow still on the ground. The hike was lovely and definitely a workout going up and a little hairy going down. Best to hold onto some branches and trees or avoid slippery rock faces and take the deep snow way around. All in all a great 2 to 2 1/2 hour hike. if anyone happens to go on the trail and finds a gray hat with a pompon, please contact me st 203 592 8403. I believe I lost it on the trail and would love to get it back!

Nice winter hike! The trail can be a little muddy and slippery when snow covered. Beautiful waterfalls and some steep section and rewarded with amazing views.

Great winter hike - loop trail is strenuous enough for a work out and quick enough (90-120 min) to squeeze into a busy day. Nice views of the surrounding hills and a few streams and small waterfalls. Trail is well marked and dovetails with the AT for ~0.5 mile.

Magical especially after a snowfall...

Awesome trail with beautiful views on top and a nice stream on the way down. Very strenuous in certain points, steep going up to the top

Good workout, nice vistas, well-marked trail, with an interesting brook.

Beautiful views, not a long hike but definitely gets your heart racing. Well marked

Pretty hike, did it counter clockwise, two beautiful views, varied terrain, definitely a heart racing hike so agree with all who say drink plenty of water and pace yourself. Clocked this at 3.9 miles, not 2.6.

Was a really cool quicker hike that still really gets you winded. Decent views, cool topography.

Absolutely beautiful trail with amazing views! I am not sure I agree 100% with the kid friendly aspect, as there are some cliff faces and sheer drops you have to climb as well as go down. Perhaps tweens and up, not too sure about younger though. My dog was able to do this with ease though haha!

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

awesome loop trail, fun terrain

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

awesome loop trail, fun terrain

Beautiful views, nice climb, the southern leg of the loop features beautiful brook. Lots of hikers today

fabulous !

Beautiful views. Some sections a little difficult but overall a nice hike.

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