Appalachian Trail: Salisbury to Jug End Road

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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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4009 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

backpacking
25 days ago

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.

backpacking
1 month ago

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!

7 months ago

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.

backpacking
9 months ago

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.

backpacking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

great camp sites along the way

hiking
10 months ago

Difficult but fun

Monday, June 12, 2017

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

backpacking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Beautiful and so much fun!

backpacking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

I've gone twice already and loved the views once I got to the top. Highest peak in CT. I just started my hiking journey and loved this challenge. Being that it was difficult, I can't go back and do any easy trails.. Everything from here on out must be a moderate to hard trail.. I love the outdoors and can't wait for my next adventure!

hiking
Saturday, November 15, 2014

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!

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

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.

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

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

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2011

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

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