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Pixie Falls and Ladies Room Rock is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 321 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

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This is a fairly easy hike on the Nipmuck Trail. There is room for about 3 cars at the parking lot on Iron Mine Lane. The trail follows an old road past the ruins of a large foundation (on the left). The trail then (~0.2 Miles) leaves the dirt road to the left beyond the foundation remains. About 0.75 miles into the hike, there is junction with the the red trail. It's a short hike ( 50 yards) from the Nipmuck to the falls. Pixie Falls is really more of a cascade (series of small drops) than a falls, but is well worth the trip. There are several large glacial erratics to view on this section of the Nipmuck Trail. The named erratic, "Ladies Room Rock," is just short of the Natchaug and Nipmuck Trails junction. The elevation change is gradual with no major climbs but plenty of ups and downs.

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Christina Hackett
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HikingBugsRocky

This is definitely longer than 14 miles out and back. We turned back at 7 miles and there was still a long ways to go to the end point. Way too buggy. Wouldn’t return because of that.

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Jenna Van Donselaar
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HikingBugs

Great trail. Well maintained. Easy to just keep going for as long as you might want, so great for any ability level. First hundred meters or so flat and wide:

Carlos Antonio Castro
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HikingBugs

Good workout. Nice views and well marked

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Holly Logan
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HikingBugs

Nice out and back trail with shade which was convenient today since it’s 85 outside. VERY BUGGY even with spray on. Otherwise great hike!

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Jamie Meyers
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Nature trips

It is 1.4 miles from the parking area to the amusingly named ladies room rock. It’s a nice wooded trail that I had all to myself on this particular walk. There are a couple of low places on the trail where there are stream crossings. Those are a little bit buggy, though the level of the water is rather low right now. I found it a pleasant and not particularly taxing walk. I extended the fun by going down the Nipmuck Trail to a nearby summit, just for amusement. That part of the walk was a bit more strenuous and a lot more insect laden. I came out here because I was in the area and it looked interesting, specially the name. I enjoyed the walk but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to do it again.

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Erica Hollar
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Madison Platow
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HikingBugs

Nice length hike in a pretty dense forest. It was buggy though so next time I’d bring bug spray and a hat/sunglasses

Kaci Stonier-Torres
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Amy S
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Really nice time hiking this area. Full of beautiful little flowers and the cascade was very pretty and not very far down the trail. A few bugs and mosquitos but mostly clear.

Sarah P.
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HikingMuddy

The falls is quite small but still pretty. Quiet area, only saw one other person. Lots of streams for dog to cool off in. Easy terrain, not much elevation.

Amanda Hagen
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Laura Kinlock
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HikingMuddyRocky

Nice walk and the falls were picturesque... muddy in spots due to small streams. I needed a walking stick for balance in spots.

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Ian C.
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Abby Gordon
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HikingMuddyRocky

It was beautiful and had a nice waterfall I went craw fishing

Ariel Hoadley
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Tom Andrix
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

Just did the section from Iron Mine Lane to Pixie Falls. There was plenty of rain the previous 2 days so the falls were especially dramatic. On the other hand mud, little streams, slippery rocks & water pools were ever present. On the trail. This is corona virus stay local time and true to form no one else was on the trail.

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Karl Kohler
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Hiking

Moderate inclines well marked trail falls where nice, not spectacular but nice.

AllTrails User
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