Looking for a great trail in Ragged Mountain Memonal Preserve, Connecticut? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Ragged Mountain Memonal Preserve ranging from 2.4 to 5.5 miles and from 223 to 757 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great hike... especially on a mild winter day.

mileage is more like 6+ great hike with views along the ridge.

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muddy
rocky
18 days ago

This trail seems less travel than others.

hiking
23 days ago

Going up blue red to left nice hike, good views as you go... cutting through on red back, rocky road, mountain runoff, not as fun... stay on blue and do longer loop if you have the time

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scramble
27 days ago

Actually came out to 6.98 miles according to tracker. Nice hike. Very similar to Sleepy Giant.

Definitely a fun trail!. I don’t think the overall mileage listed is accurate. It claims to be 5 1/2 miles but we had it closer to 6 1/2. The views are spectacular definitely not for beginners as a couple people in our group didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as they should have.

Well marked trail with nice views - from both sides of the ridge if you do the loop.
Also a slightly challenging side trail down to, and back up from the ‘caves’ (for CT caves picture tiny crevices in the rock face!). Fun little diversion if you don’t mind a steeper scramble.

I hiked this on snow covered ground. There were three overlook points. Two gave a gorgeous view of a lake and pine trees and one gave an overlook of trees. Off to the distance you can see the Mt. Southington ski mountain. There were some inclines, declines and flat areas making it a great hike. My legs felt it at the end of the day. Bring ice spikes and trekking poles if hiking here on the winter.

hiking
1 month ago

Not an easy trail. It’s also not very well marked, be sure to have you map ready. But it was a peaceful area.

Great views of central CT as well as some fun small scrambles

lovely trail! solid path initially, then well marked blue, and red-blue markings. the trail was a gradual incline then quite a bit of fun rock scrambles, gorgeous views and amazing cliffs. I passed a rock climber belaying down a cliff face. only downside was a fair bit of traffic. I saw 10 hikers.

Great trail, but the leaves made the rocks pretty slippery!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views even in a winter day. A couple spots are a bit rocky but that's the fun.
Probably it's easier to start going south / left from the trailhead and do the loop.

after moving to this side of the connecticut river from Manchester, I was looking for a local hike comparable to case mountain. what a gem this place is. 10 minute drive from where I live and more than enough of a challenge to make it an experience worth having every time. love this mountain.

beautiful views year round

Many reviews had stated that the trails were poorly marked however I am assuming they were recently repainted because all of the trails we hiked were clearly marked.

This trail was really fun! Lots of good views, some good scrambling at times. Good amount of mud, plenty of rocks to walk across though.

4 months ago

Greats views

Views are spectacular !! Trail is steep and there is some climbing you have to get through but very well worth it !!

trail was extremely muddy, make sure to bring proper footwear. easy to get off trail (and off property!).

The view on top is magnificent! I took the blue/red trail on the left to go on top of the mountain and it is very rocky. Make sure to keep your head up to see the markers. There is a small portion where there seems to be no more markers and you will go right on a wide trail (like for ATV) and then you will have to go off that path and take a left (slight uphill) to get back on track and keep going along the "cliffs".
Very nice hike overall!!

The trail was very wet from all the rain some of the parts of the trail had turned into a small creek so would recommend wearing waterproof hiking shoes.

My husband and I started our hike on the blue trail and ended on the blue/red trail. The trail markings were spaced far apart and difficult to follow. Some of the trail markings were faded and need to be remarked. It is easy to go off the trail if you are not carful.
The views were beautiful.

Beautiful moderate hike, great around the fall time!

On a positive note the hike had very nice views over looking the lake and terrain can be challenging at times. On the negative the trail markings are very difficult to follow so make sure to use this map and also print one out as this one is not color coded properly. Also watch where you step as there was a baby 18” rattlesnake near the path today which would not have been good had we stepped on it.

this trail was one of the toughest i've done. was a good work out. there are so many rocks. and very steep terrain. i would say this trail is moderate/hard. i liked the views and i will be back for more

Great views. The hike is what I scored. Frustrated with the app, though. I recorded it and it didn’t save and wouldn’t let me share.

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