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Appalachian Trail: Salisbury to Jug End Road

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Mount Riga State Park

Appalachian Trail: Salisbury to Jug End Road is a 15.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Salisbury, Connecticut that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 15.6 mi Elevation gain 4,009 ft Route type Point to Point

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John Swindlehurst
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William Gutterman
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Hiking

Great stretch of the AP Trail. Beautiful views.

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Scott Stampf
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BackpackingRockyScramble

This full trail is a challenging hike. We did it in a overnight trip. Started at noon on a Saturday and ended around 4pm Sunday afternoon. My one warning is that it seems like camping at Sages Ravine would make the most sense, but this does leave a fair amount of hiking for the second day, and as others have said the hike of to the summit of Mt Everett going NoBo is very steep and long. If I would alter our trip I would have ended the hike at Guilder pond after Mount Everett as there arent really any views that compare to what is seen prior to that point.

Devon Greenbaum
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BackpackingRockyScramble

Beautiful trail, at least 4 summits with beautiful additional lookouts. A good portion of this trail goes along the ridge line offering great views. There is also a lovely hemlock forest with a really nice stream and some mini waterfalls below, we didn’t swim but it looked like there might be a few spots to take a dip. Plenty of camping along the way although one of the campsites was a bit crowded. One thing to note - the descent to jug end road is extremely long and steep. I would not have wanted to do it in the other direction!! Also, would not attempt in winter. Nope.

Melisse St Clair
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Hiking

allright for a day hike not sure why its listed as hard

Sandra Denman
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Backpacking

Awesome trail. But beware, hard means hard! Not for the newbie. Hiked it when it was raining and definitely wouldn’t have wanted to be in that situation without climbing and scrambling skills. Can get very dangerous, very quick. Especially the back side of Bear Mt. And the ascent to Mt Everett is no joke! But what a great experience! Will be doing it again soon.

Michael Pancheri
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Backpacking

This section of the AT is difficult, that’s for sure. Sometimes the gradual climbs seem to go on forever. But once you reach the top(s) you’re rewarded with the most spectacular views. The northbound scramble down from Bear Mountain is also challenging. I’d definitely recommend hiking poles. There are plenty of active water sources (at least in springtime) and the trails are nicely marked with ample signage. The campsites are nicely maintained, but prepare to share the shelters with other hikers. For me this proved to be an awesome opportunity to swap stories with experienced AT thru-hikers. All-in-all a fantastically rewarding hike!

Andy Shurtleff
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Tough trail in spots - especially the climb up Mt Everett from the south. Beautiful scenery that is always changing during the hike. Sages ravine was especially beautiful.

Marcus T
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Backpacking

A very senic, challenging and rewarding seciton of the trail. While the elevations do not appear to be very intimidating, the grades involved make this very challenging. Do not underestimate this section of the trail.

James Gatcomb
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Backpacking

very well maintained, a lot of good camp sites, plenty of water for filtering.

James Gatcomb
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great camp sites along the way

Lucas Franklin
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Hiking

Difficult but fun

Edward Jiang
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a good workout. be aware of black bear in Bear MT area. I did encounter one. Luckily I was unharmed.

Angela Tibets
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Backpacking

Beautiful and so much fun!

Dan Hale
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Backpacking

Such an awesome section of the AT! So many good views! I hiked from Great Falls at Falls Village, to Sheffield Rd.

Bill Florin
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Hiking

My wife and I took the dog for the 5.6 mile out-and-back hike from the AT parking lot on Under Mountain Road/Rt. 41 in Salisbury to the Lion's Head peak. It was a beautiful day and a walk that got the heart pumping with lots of elevation gain. There were two challenges. First, there was a fresh load of very slippery dry oak leaves covering much of the trail. SLIPPERY is the key word. Also, the blazes were sometimes few and far between, an especially challenging wrinkle when the trail itself is covered. In spite of that, the view form Lion's Head is worth every slip, near-trip, and sweat drop. Take a few hours, pack a sandwich, and go for it!

Maria Wishart
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Hiking

When we did this, we went SoBo. This is a great section. From Salisbury to Rt. 7/112 is a very easy section with a few uphills. We took our youngest son who has very little hiking experience and he blew through it. The section past Rt. 7/112 isn't difficult, it is just a lot of ups and downs, so if you take this route, be prepared for that. I would recommend from Salisbury to Falls Village though.

Tracy Bonczek
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Amazing hike! There is a decent amount of water sources for filtering and great camp sites. Awesome views!!

Erik Cyr
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Hiking

awesome hike, from gaylordsville to sages ravine in four awful days. I didn't want to stop.

K Z
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Chelsea H.
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Kayla Downey
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Katie Poutsiaka
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John Gribbin
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Erik Barnes
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