Well marked , plenty of trails , hiked a loop ( 7.7 miles ) enjoyed , great views , well worth to reach the summit, will go back

Moderate to difficult climb to two nice lookouts. About 20 minutes the hard way (left, red and blue trail) or 45 via the switchback which takes you past the Indian settlement. Well worth it! There’s a pretty waterfall nobody talks about much, probably because it’s just a trickle most of the time. But today it was sunny and beautiful and we’d just had 5 inches of rain so it was spectacular.

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1 month ago

tough start but well Worth it.

favorite trail in northern CT

Interesting terrain - large rock formations, an old cemetery, old stone walls, old foundations and boardwalk into the marshland. A couple of steep climbs.

good trail, well marked and nice views. the loop ended up at 6.7 miles, with some nice ups and downs.

This was a cute, easy trail for the most part and had two stunning outlooks! would love to do it again in the fall.

Enjoyed our hike, the Falls Cutoff trail was pretty difficult for us but it was worth the workout. The views were amazing. We did a 5.72 mile loop starting at the Falls Cutoff trail.

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3 months ago

Great spot for a hike, rock climb, and amazing view. View from the top is breathtaking. There’s an easy and moderate trail to get to the top. Would recommend this hike to friends, families with children, or couples. (Personal note: Came here with Kev 6/25/18.)

Unreal sunset spot

The falls cutoff was pretty difficult, but worth it... close to a 90% incline in some stretches... but it’s short, so don’t let it intimidate you too much

Great views, great family hike, we had kids ages 6-12. Trails easy to follow.

If that hike is moderate I don't know what is considered difficult. This is a nice hike with difficult areas and rewarding sights towards the peak. Recommend.

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10 months ago

it wasn't so hard, and a lot of fun. the view was nice! definitely would do it again

This trail was listed as a 7 mile trail. However after my girlfriend and I finished the loop, it was a total of 9.4 miles. Beautiful hike from the beginning to the end. Breathtaking views from the south and north peaks. Along the trail we came upon the Cut Off Falls Trail. The falls were beautiful and only detoured us for about 100 feet. We came across two boulders on the path. In another review on this app, I read the boulders were nicknamed “ Gods Dice “. We were exhausted after the hike but as always it was worth it!

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11 months ago

I loved this trail. I took the left fork, Fall Cutoff trail on the way up. It was rocky and somewhat steep, but I enjoyed the workout. Views at the top are well worth it. I took the Jesse Girard/Lighthouse trail down, which was easier in terms of a more gradual descent. I hike every weekend, and this might be my favorite in CT so far.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Quick hike to a decent view.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Sweet, steep, great views but not very long!!

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

First 800 feet is all vertical over natural and man-made Stone steps. The rest of the way along the trail is easy with multiple viewpoints including a chance to sign in the logbook. Took the Quarry Road to lighthouse trail. Halfway down the Quarry Road I startled a beer which was 50 feet to the right of me. Connected to the lighthouse trail back to the starting point.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A good bit of time is spent on a paved road, but it's otherwise a very nice trail with some open views. We saw two bear cubs from a safe distance!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Great little trail that can be completed in a couple of hours on a nice day. The initial part from the River Road trailhead is great to get the heart pumping. Takes about 30 mins to get to the 1st overlook and then it's an easy walk the rest of the way. Start from the other end if you want a gentler hike.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very nice views

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great trail- cool views at the top. saw coyotes and a porcupine when I went a few days ago!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Incredibly well marked, and easy to follow. There were a couple steep parts, but the views from both outlooks were 100% worth it.

Monday, May 29, 2017

This is quite the climb!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I hiled thus loop with AMC this week and really enjoyed it. The soft pine needle covered trails were much nicer than anything I could find near my home town of Southington. Check out my video recap on my LightWalker Channel.

love this park ! A beautiful forests and great trails.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great views from the blue blazed Robert Ross and blue/yellow blazed Jesse Gerard trails.

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