Photos of Mt. Fissell Trail to Alander Mountain Trail

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,922 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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4 months ago

I had beautiful weather for this hike!! It has 3 main ascents, but nothing overwhelming, and all 3 have rewarding views at the top. I chose to park at the Alander Mountain Trail Head and then bike a little under 3 miles down East Street (mostly gravel) to the Mt. Frissell Trail Head and just locked my bike up there. This hike can be a loop if you walk down East Street if biking isn't an option. When you start the ascent of Alander Mountain, you have to be careful not to miss the turn on the trail. The nice wide trail that you will have been on for quite awhile continues straight towards the NY trail head of the South Taconic White blazed trail, but you need to make a right turn to head towards the peak of Alander Mountain. The descent down the otherside of Alander Mountain on the Alander Mountain Trail is a nice end to the hike.