Indian Council Caves Trail

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Indian Council Caves Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barkhamsted, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, very well marked once you are on the trail. Follow everyone's instructions here to cross the street and look for a foot bridge to get to the trail head. The street you will be crossing is kind of busy. Terrain changes so often, breath taking views. Certain part of the hike reminded us of Sequoia national park. Lot of bugs specially if it has rained recently. Also everyone in our group had ticks when we got back so make sure to check for those. I would rate this hike easy-moderate. Not difficult at all.

1 month ago

Very nice hike, with some decent ups and downs. Uneven terrain not ideal for trail run. Massive rocks and old stone foundations. 5+ mile round trip.

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2 months ago

Went on this hike looking for something difficult. The trail is not hard at all. There were some wet areas to cross but overall the trail was very easy. Once you reach the "caves" it was a little treacherous climbing down due to the wet rocks. Fun trail as a warm up, but next time I will try the full 9 miles.

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2 months ago

I was looking for a decent workout and thought this would fit the bill because it's rated as difficult. It is not. It's a moderate all day long. Not to say it wasn't cool. Just not what I expected.

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