Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop

MODERATE 224 reviews

Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately 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

walking

running

forest

river

views

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

beautiful hike - definitely go in reverse like all the others recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a wonderfully colorful hike. We did the loop counterclockwise as recommended by others. Glad we did as the ascent is steep, but easier going up it than down. There was a variety of terrain with picturesque views. The leaves are a week short of peak color. The bugs were non existent today as it was a little cool when we started. It was definitely a moderate hike with a touch of hard on the ascents.

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bugs
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Great views, great workout!

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bugs
3 months ago

Nice 2 hr hike, good views, good exercise, BUGS!!!

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

great hike

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bugs
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

A couple of nice views. Scratching my head about the waterfall. I didn't even see a place where there would be space for a waterfall.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

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rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Loved this trail! Beautiful views, nice watering holes for the dog and you get your feet on the AT! If you want a quick hike just to see the waterfalls go clockwise on the trail. If you plan to do the whole loop and have a dog, I would suggest going counter clockwise that way you hit the watering holes toward the end of the hike. It’s nice for your dog to be able to cool off and take a break after an athletic hike! Be aware that this waterfall (as most) is susceptible to being dried up if we haven’t had much rain.

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bugs
5 months ago

I hiked the trail starting at 7:45 only car in the parking lot! As I enter the trail I started to go counterclockwise the elevation kicked my butt a little bit feeling out of shape LOL however as every great hike once you reach the summit it is totally worth every step. There were three different vistas to overlook noticed the observation tower at Mohawk Mountain toward the left and you can see the Housatonic River flowing on the right ... Once you connect to the ATT it levels off and there are some unique route and Tree to see in the area once you make the turn off the 80 you can start to hear the waterfall in the distance great place to stop and let the dog get a drink and cool off in a quick snack but then again at the same time the mosquitoes in deerfly were snacking on us all in all a great loop looking forward to doing it again this fall the views must be amazing

5 months ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
6 months ago

great trail, hard on a hot day if done counter clockwise.bstayed at the state park on the river across from the trail, and it is really well kept, think about camping at Housatonic Meadows State Campgrounds if from out of the area

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, which I did counterclockwise upon other recommendations. Trail clearly marked except in the northeast quadrant, which called for some creative bushwhacking in that area, but an otherwise delightful hike. Will definitely do again.

hiking
6 months ago

Quiet peaceful hike. We arrived at 8:00 AM on a Saturday at the end of June.with only one other car at trail head. When we finished back five cars were in the lot. We hiked counter clockwise. Clearly marked trail. Nice variety of terrain and scenery. Definitely would do it again.

Made it almost a mile in then caught sight of a black bear watching through the trees and turned around and high tailed it back to the car Overall it was a peaceful and beautiful hike. Lots of bugs by the creek but still very pretty.

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off trail
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Go counter clockwise. Very steep ascent but easier to go up than come down. Nice vistas. Somewhere between moderate and hard.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice short loop! Definitely easy with some moderate uphill parts. Enough to get you sweating a bit but nothing too strenuous. Also had my first porcupine sighting so, bonus!

Little trail that packs a big punch. Good workout with the uphill/downhill. Little waterfalls, streams, mini rock scrambles, and 2 nice views.

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bugs
9 months ago

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