Shenipsit Forest Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Shenipsit Forest Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Somers, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
12 days ago

has nice technical climbs and decent decents for biking

hiking
27 days ago

Nice Sunday afternoon walk. My GPS cut out and we ended up tacking on 2 miles to the hike. Lots of summer woodland blooms and butterflies.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trails in the area, low traffic for a beautiful Saturday. Fire tower at top is closed and is covered in graffiti. Fresh tree removal near the picnic area at the top, nice views. Looks like some drive up but most were parking at bottom and hiking around.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail, a bit of a mix of paved road, dirt road, horse/mountain biking trail, and regular foot trail. The view from the top was nice, even though we went while it was cloudy and rainy out. I would suggest this trail as a running trail as well for those that don't mind the rocky parts and the up and down hills. The only thing that was a little annoying was the lack of markings. There were tons of different trails branching off of the main trail I was trying to follow, none of them were marked, including the trail on the map here, so you have to really pay attention to your GPS and try to stick with the trail on the map, unless you feel like exploring of course. Besides that it was a beautiful little trail, I carried my baby and a backpack up it, along with having my dog with me.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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walking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Good, easy hike, only took a couple of hours with relaxing breaks at points. Would definitely recommend for families and/or people who want to have a nice hike with their dog!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great for young kids!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016