Appalachian Trail: Hoyt Road to Bull's Bridge

EASY 23 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Hoyt Road to Bull's Bridge is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sherman, Connecticut that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles
1627 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





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First section of the CT Appalachian Trail starting on the CT/NYborder at Hoyt Rd and ending at Bull's Bridge in Kent, CT. Climbs over Ten Mile Hill (el 1,000ft) and then skirts and crosses the Ten Mile River and then follows the west bank of the Housatonic river. Beautiful, easy trail with campsites.

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3 months ago

Loved this hike!! Gorgeous winter morning trip. After going over Ten Mile Hill the trip along the Ten Mile and Housatonic Rivers is beautiful...not too grueling of a hike but enough to get your heart rate up.

4 months ago

It was amazing. I only walked about 2 miles in but I intend on going back next weekend for the whole round trip. I’m looking forward to this hike. It is flat or downhill in most places so far, so deeming it Easy was definitely appropriate. Looking forward to doing it this weekend!!!

4 months ago

Not exactly an easy trail, not exactly a moderate trail either. Lots to see

6 months ago

Started on Rt 55 on Appalachian Trail over 10 Mile Hill to Bulls Bridge. Nice limited view at top of 10 Mile Hill. Great river views and bridge crossing. Outstanding Bulls falls view off of AT.

9 months ago

The River Trail in New Milford, CT is a 5 mile one way or 10 mile out and back trail. The trail begins at the entrance of Sega Meadows Park on Boardman Road and continues through the park to River Road, where I follows the road and the Housatonic River to the center of the Gaylordsville section of New Milford. The park trail is a mix of soil and crushed gravel. River Road is unpaved and is mostly dirt and crushed gravel. The road was lightly traveled when I walked (only two cars and two bicycles for the almost 4 miles). The Walk itself was easy, but wear comfortable shoes because the crushed gravel is not the most ideal walking surface.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nice hike! Small over look at top of mountain with spectacular views!
Nice place for lunch and to take in all the surrounding beauty!
That's what I love about the Appalachian trail you get the best of everything, inclines, descends, woods, and streams etc.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Magnificent and Moderate

Friday, August 21, 2015

Very wooded trail with hills and some overlooks, especially if you take the Herrick Trail Preserve loop. Most of walks have focused on the sections near the Housatonic River and 10 Mile area. Did the part from NY only once. This section is very well maintained and often guides and helpers are sitting out near Bulls Bridge. One of our favorite sections of the AT.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Nice day hike, easy terrain, dog-friendly.

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