Housatonic River via Appalachian Trail

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Housatonic River via Appalachian Trail is a 10.6 mile out and back trail located near Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

forest

river

wildlife

canoeing
5 months ago

I know this is a trail guide but may I suggest renting a canoe and do the 6 mile river paddle. We went through Clark Outdoors and it was an awesome day despite the 15 minutes of torrential down pour while in baby rapids

hiking
8 months ago

Did a 2 mile walk on 4/5 after recent rainstorm. The Appalachian sign is small at the start of the long gravel road, but follow it until you can't go any further and you'll see the designated parking area and trailhead sign. Here's a great review of the whole trail and link to how to get to parking area:
http://gonehikin.blogspot.com/2012/06/appalachian-trail-ct-kent-to-cornwall.html?m=1

It was mostly flat and along the river. Two small planks to walk across a stream that flows into the Housatonic and one area that flooded and required some hopping along the rocks. But other than that gentle with nice views of the river, mountains in distance and a farm across the river. Bring tick and mosquito repellent. There wasn't too many mosquitoes but A TON of ticks on our boots and dog when we finished the trail walk.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy and flat but the nats and mosquitos made this 5 mile stretch of our 10 mile AT hike rather annoying... Bring your head net!! Some nice river views and some very cool wild flower pastures with peaks in the background. Saw a beaver and a couple herons for wild life.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Beautiful 10 mile hike I use with my scout troop for first time 10 milers. We saw an osprey this time.

hiking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beautiful trail.. Not much elevation.

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015

Started on River Road in Kent, which is a dirt road that dead ends at a gate and the trail head. Walked about two miles and then turned and came back. It is a very nice section of the Appalachian trail that follows the Housatonic River. The trail here is wide and very easy to walk. The river is wide and shallow. Saw many people on the trail, some fishing, some hiking, and some thru-hikers of the AT. Beautiful scenery

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