Housatonic River Walk: Appalachian Trail

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Housatonic River Walk: Appalachian Trail is a 10.6 mile out and back trail located near Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month 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.

9 months ago

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.

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11 months ago

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

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beautiful trail.. Not much elevation.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

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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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Sunday, December 07, 2014

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014