Hedgehog Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Simsbury, 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.
loved the first 3.2 miles of the hike!!! can someone please tell me where i went wrong on this trail? not from the area but would love to hike it with the teenagers...started in westledge and hiked red for about 3.2 miles before the STRAIGHT-A-WAY...markers disappeared but that happens from time to time so kept on...i was completely ON the red line in this app but there was no trail to be found for 1.5 miles when we finally bumped into blue by the river...advid outdoor enthusiast and hiker but this one baffled me!!! thought husband was ready to file for divorce because of me and my obsession with this app and the red line...lol... anyone from the area that can offer $.02??? btw loved the views and broke a great sweat!
Beautiful trail, though I was not able to finish it. I was about 1 mile in when I spotted a mama bear and her baby along the waters edge. There are many rocks and tree roots along the path, so watch your step. The bridges and walking planks are a very nice touch. I can't wait to go back and explore more.
As far as directions and parking go, I parked in a very small lot on 309 just after the Masters School.
Trail was nice, nothing difficult and easy to do with a dog. Lots of mossy rocks which were slippery when damp. Confusing trail directions - when you get to a bald spot with a long view, that is the peak. The trail continues down (north), crosses a creek and goes back up the other side a ways, but that is part of the land trust, not actually the red trail. If you take it, the down side trail is fairly steep. The peak view is very nice and a great spot for a snack before you turn back.