Pixie Falls and Ladies Room Rock

EASY 23 reviews
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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.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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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2 months ago

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4 months ago

Watch for the double blue blaze on the right to see where the trail leaves the "road". The foundation mentioned in the description is pretty overgrown in July, and easier to see southbound. The turn off to the falls had an easy to see sign, and the detour is definitely worth it. Thanks to the folks who put and maintain the wood bridge over the creek and placed enough big flat rocks to make the water crossings fun and easy. Didn't see any poison ivy, but some wild roses and berry vines trailed thorny branches over the trail. Bug spray kept the mosquitoes away, but the flies were annoying if you didn't keep moving.

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4 months ago

One thing to note bring boots that can handle deep mud . Also wear long pants tucked in and long sleeves. A lot of flying biting insects and ticks galore. I picked a few of them off me. overall a very easy trail and short. There is private property on either side of trail and it is washed out in a few spots. I would definitely do a once over before entering vehicle you will have insects on you.

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rocky
7 months ago

My daughter and I really enjoyed it. Pretty sure we saw an eagle on the way in, then about 6 vultures on the way out. The falls are real pretty, there’s also some kind of animal den but it was empty. It was only muddy due to the recent rain but it was easy to navigate around. Good for a simple Sunday stroll.

8 months ago

I loved it. peaceful. quiet. I seen a couple deer out there during the rut. 1 made noises in my direction. I stayed clear

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