Appalachian Trail: Mount Algo to Bull's Bridge

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Kent, Connecticut

Appalachian Trail: Mount Algo to Bull's Bridge is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kent, Connecticut that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.9 miElevation gain1,876 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashBackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingForestRiverViews
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Trail is rocky, and the up-and-down is relentless. Beautiful rivers along the way.

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Denis McCarthy
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HikingGreat!

Great hike nobo. Bulls Bridge to Kent. Returned via Schaghticoke Rd by Kent School on mountain bike trail on right side of road for about 1/2 the way back kept me in the woods. Total time 5:20 Distance 12mi

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Jim Bouchard
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Hiking

Dry. lots of leaves covering toe grabbing roots and rocks. Saw only 4 other hikers NOBO. Lots of water. Great hike SOBO. EL gain mostly 1st 1.5 mi

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Mike Pare
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Hiking
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G K
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BackpackingGreat!Snow

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Thomas Dardis
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Backpacking
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Brian Goersch
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HikingGreat!

8 miles end to end with some good views and lots of water crossings

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Wout Kremers
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Hiking
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ying shi
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Hiking

很棒的!

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Jared Kaplan
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Hiking

Wanted to get to overlook, but we did timed distance.

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Anya Dicostanzo
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HikingGreat!

It was definitely longer then 6.9 miles still good

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Eric Gustafson
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HikingMuddy

Using strava, I measured this trail as 7.7 miles from road to road, it was a little slippery today but a great hike overall. I finished an out and back just before the rain hit. Had a great day!

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Sherry Xu
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Hiking

This trail is definitely longer than 6.9. I didn’t make it all the way to Bulls Bridge (was close) because I had to turn around before it got dark in the woods, and the round trip was almost 8 miles. Bring lots of water and pack some snacks / a lunch. It was a good workout though!

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Wayne Stanley
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Hiking
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Philippe Lasseur
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Road biking
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Christina Vaiciulis
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HikingGreat!

Lots of ups/downs, Boulder fields, ridge line walking, etc. Beautifully maintained and great views all along, plenty of wildlife out... saw a great blue heron, frogs, praying mantis, and even heard a bear growl at us before disappearing into the underbrush.

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Darren Linkstrom
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Hiking

This is becoming one of my favorite AT sections in Connecticut. Trail is in fantastic shape, low traffic and rewarded with some awesome views. Out and back from 341 to the overlook past Schaghticoke camp site. Totaled almost 8 miles and over 2,400 elevation.

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Matthew Carp
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

Great hike, muddy due to recent weather. Blow downs all over due to the hurricane, and recent microburst. Only two blocked trail sections, you can walk around. Looks like lots of clearing going on

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stuart ratcliff
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Love the AT all of it is great especially the Connecticut section. its a steep incline yes and a challenge up from 341 but after that it kind of levels off its more like up and downs and once you get the Schaticoke Mountain you got some amazing views and nice pictures. their are some streams along the way sadly all dried up. trail is easy to follow but some trees down with the storm looked like some one was cutting them i could be wrong

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ray matts
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Hiking

A nice steep challenge at the beginning and then levels out. The hike very rocky but fun with some great scenic views at Schaticoke Mountain. Watch for snakes while going through this section on a rocky ridge. I’ll admit the downhill near the end head to Kent School rough on the knees. Definitely a great workout for a Sunday!

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Eric Wedaa
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Hiking

very rocky and steep start from 341 almost all the way to the shelter. clearly marked branch from AT to the shelter.

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Kelly Donohue
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This was an up and down trail. No bugs, nice and shaded on a hot summer day, a couple of good spots to view the Housatonic from on high. Good workout for me. Little tough on the knees with all the steep rocky declines. We went south to north left cars on both ends so no doubling back.

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Robert Zoldy
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Hiking

Hiked the trail north to south. Leaves were just budding, so could see distant ridge lines both east and west at varying parts of the trail. Nice views of the Housatonic River. Many nice streams flowing down the mountain. Very remote feeling which I liked. Only saw two groups over the 7 miles. A lot of up and down throughout made for a good workout.

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Alizah Markette
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HikingIcyMuddyRocky

Completed this trail backwards. I am slowly hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in CT. It made more geographical and sequential sense to start at Bulls Bridge and end at Mt. Algo. We did not do it out and back- had one car at the start point and one at the end point. There were many steady inclines through out but no major scrambles or severe inclines. Would definitely recommend proper hiking footwear and snacks as the trail may take a couple of hours. The last section did have ice- completed maybe 3 weeks ago. It would have been much easier with my spikes for my boots however I made it work with out them. Definitely would recommend this hike!

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Reid Buchanan
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