Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop

MODERATE 81 reviews

Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Cornwall, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

hiking
21 days ago

what a great hike. Just when you thought you reached the top and saw great views, you walk a few more minutes and boom, more gorgeous views overlooking the mountains. we started out going right on the trail, nice incline not to steep, nice little waterfalls along the way on the opposite side of the loop wow, what gorgeous falls. In a couple spots the water was cascading over the rocks to create an awesome view. It was like the best was saved for last. overall a great hike with a good amount of views and lots of nice waterfalls to see.

1 month ago

Great views from the summit. The hike up is a bit strenuous, but the way down is through a beautiful pine forest with the trail paralleling a beautiful brook.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful hike! Can't wait to go back once the leaves are on the trees! Can get pretty steep at parts but not for too long and the view is totally worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate hike with good views of the Housatonic River Valley. It was overcast when we went, but not hazy, and when we reached the last overlook, there was a rainbow over the valley, which was a nice touch.

2 months ago

we hiked this trail often while living in CT Very pleasant, running water... just enough challenge for older hikers

2 months ago

A friend and I did this hike yesterday. It was a sunny day and there was a lot of snow still on the ground. The hike was lovely and definitely a workout going up and a little hairy going down. Best to hold onto some branches and trees or avoid slippery rock faces and take the deep snow way around. All in all a great 2 to 2 1/2 hour hike. if anyone happens to go on the trail and finds a gray hat with a pompon, please contact me st 203 592 8403. I believe I lost it on the trail and would love to get it back!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice winter hike! The trail can be a little muddy and slippery when snow covered. Beautiful waterfalls and some steep section and rewarded with amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great winter hike - loop trail is strenuous enough for a work out and quick enough (90-120 min) to squeeze into a busy day. Nice views of the surrounding hills and a few streams and small waterfalls. Trail is well marked and dovetails with the AT for ~0.5 mile.

4 months ago

Magical especially after a snowfall...

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trail with beautiful views on top and a nice stream on the way down. Very strenuous in certain points, steep going up to the top

6 months ago

Good workout, nice vistas, well-marked trail, with an interesting brook.

7 months ago

Beautiful views, not a long hike but definitely gets your heart racing. Well marked

7 months ago

Pretty hike, did it counter clockwise, two beautiful views, varied terrain, definitely a heart racing hike so agree with all who say drink plenty of water and pace yourself. Clocked this at 3.9 miles, not 2.6.

7 months ago

Was a really cool quicker hike that still really gets you winded. Decent views, cool topography.

7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail with amazing views! I am not sure I agree 100% with the kid friendly aspect, as there are some cliff faces and sheer drops you have to climb as well as go down. Perhaps tweens and up, not too sure about younger though. My dog was able to do this with ease though haha!

hiking
8 months ago

awesome loop trail, fun terrain

hiking
8 months ago

awesome loop trail, fun terrain

8 months ago

Beautiful views, nice climb, the southern leg of the loop features beautiful brook. Lots of hikers today

9 months ago

fabulous !

9 months ago

Beautiful views. Some sections a little difficult but overall a nice hike.

9 months ago

very nice. rough trail. prepare to scramble or climb.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun hike with 2 seven year olds

10 months ago

Great day hike. Good views of Housitonic River valley

10 months ago

Great day hike. Good views of Housitonic River valley

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome little hike! Gets your blood pumping and your legs working!

10 months ago

Lovely shortish loop. Some steep sections. I agree with another reviewer that the blue blazes were a bit sparse in sections. We had to backtrack once or twice to regain the trail.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

I love this loop. It's local to me, so it's my go-to if I just want to get out for a quick hike. For a fairly short and easy loop it offers two nice lookouts with views of the Housatonic river below.
For a longer hike, park at the overnight lot and take the Mohawk trail up to Breadloaf and then follow the AT north to PineKnob.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hiked the end of March, was a bit wet as expected and some snow in spots. The marking was a bit confusing in one area otherwise a nice hike.

hiking
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Did this while doing a weekend CT AT section hike, lets just say I got Knobbed

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