Ratlum Mountain

EASY 10 reviews

Ratlum Mountain is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
1,197 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running


29 days ago

We took the kids back in March (ages 10/6/4)... one of the days that was in the high 40s with snow on most of the ground in this slightly higher elevation. We had our boots on, and the little guy got really wet pants from falling in the snow. It was lots of fun, parts were scrambles for the kids over the snowy rocky elevation changes. We made it to the mid-point lookout, which was not panoramic but still very beautiful. We would like to come back in other seasons and do it again!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice views, elevation changes & nearby.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

25-Jun-2016. Today the weather was in the mid 80s with clear blue skies. What a great Saturday afternoon for a hike.

In my opinion this is a longer workout hike. The terrain is rolling with the typical roots and stones to get you or at least your ankles. Most every stream was dry here in June. There was only one decent lookout at around the half way point.

NOTE: From the parking area on route 219, north of Ratlum Rd., heading South the hike was longer than expected. My Garmin Vivosmart clocked the hike in around four hours. That includes breaks.

The total distance, out & back, was recorded at 8.2 miles. The vivosmart claimed I climbed about 108 flights of stairs during the four hours. My quads would agree!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

easy to medium trail, nice and easy going

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Take the trail straight up from where you are told to park for the Indian Caves in Barkhampstead.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Can't find it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The marked entrance is someone's private driveway. Couldn't even get to it without trespassing. Please list another entrance.

7 months ago

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016