Appalachian Trail: St. Johns Ledges to Glacier Rock

MODERATE 24 reviews

Appalachian Trail: St. Johns Ledges to Glacier Rock is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kent, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,680 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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camping

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nature trips

trail running

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forest

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wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

Be prepared for a really quick intense rock scramble! Starting from here will give you a serious workout before you loosen up... highly satisfying and you will meet some great through hikers. Bring some trail magic.

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4 months ago

Great moderate hike..started from small parking lot off of route 341. Went up and over both St John's ledges and Calebs peak. Took about 4 hours with a stop for lunch on Calebs Peak...plenty of rocks to sit on and enjoy the view south of the Housatonic Valley

hiking
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hiked from River Road to the top of St John's Ledges and Caleb's Peak to Skiff Mountain Road. Toby, my 8 year old Golden Retriever, was my trail partner. A steep climb with some " hand-over-hand " required to go up the Ledges. Dry leaves made for some slippery footing. Signs of a very recent (4/24/2016) brush fire were evident along the trail as it neared Skiff Mountain Road.

hiking
Thursday, November 13, 2014

I did the section of the Appalachian that goes from the footbridge near Kent School to Caleb's Peak and back, which passes the ledges. Took about four hours including stopping for lunch. Would totally recommend- moderate hike with some lovely views of Kent and the surrounding valley. Perfect late fall hike.

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