Hemlock Hills & Pine Mountain Trail

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Hemlock Hills & Pine Mountain Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ridgefield, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

Pine Mountain Reserve is a 368 acre open space in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The space has many trails, trail heads and also one of Ridgefield's highest points. The trail will extend fourteen miles, from Terre Haute in Bethel, northwesterly to Rogers Park in Danbury, past the Charles Ives Homestead, and then southerly thru Tarrywile Park. It will then continue southwesterly across Route 7 and through Wooster Mountain State Park to the existing trail systems in Ridgefield's Bennetts Pond Park and Pine Mountain Park. The Ives Trail is named in honor of Charles E. Ives. Born in Danbury in 1874, Ives is noted for his original classical compositions, winning the Pulitzer prize in 1947 for his Symphony Number 3. Danbury's Ives has the significant distinction of being Connecticut's state composer.

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Very challenging yet awesome

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5 months ago

Did 6 miles on the western part today. I really enjoyed the trails. It was a nice chilly day, high around 25. Wind wasn't blowing too bad so it was OK. Saw a bunch of foxes. I'll have to go back another day and do the eastern half.

6 months ago

Great hike lots of variety.

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Just beautiful

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