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Skyline Scenic Area Loop is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Somers, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wildlife

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Joyce McDonald
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Hiking

This was rated as easy. Not for me. Very steep ups and downs. Very rocky path in much of trail. Views were limited to one small view with trees in full foliage.

John Smith-Horn
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HikingRocky

Terrific trail. A nice mix of trees and rocks make for a interesting loop hike. Surprised at the amount of rocks throughout the hike. Unlike most other reviews I found it easy to follow the yellow diamond trail markers. A beautiful view is a great bonus.

Sam Ducharme
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Hiking

This was a nice short hike that had a little workout included. The climb up, and down, is nothing to fear but it will get the heart beating. I went in March so I had great views from the top due to the leaveless branches. There is a steep ledge to look off into the forest, a partial view point (when there are no leaves) and large stone features to enjoy. Parking is easy and well marked. 5 stars for what it is, a short hike with interesting features. Wear your most aggressive treads, the hill can be slick with leaves.

Jacquelyn Pesquira
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Hiking

Nice quiet hike. Covered in leaves so a little difficult to see, just watch for the yellow markers. Did crisscross where the trail comes close to each other, didn't really do the full circle because itbwas difficult to see where it goes, but over all very nice. Would not rate it easy as there are a few difficult spots to climb up, but the view and the brook was perfect touch. parking was tricky, drove right by it as it's just a some pull off from the road, only 3 maybe 4 cars if they park correctly. Will do again.

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HikingRocky

Trail completely covered with leaves so it was very slippery

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Jessica User
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Hiking

quiet trail, nice, a little buggy, narrow trail

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Tom Dzwonkus
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Hiking

The trail on the downward hike can be a little treacherous in the fall with slippery conditions

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Walking

Probably only rated as easy (green) due to the distance of the loop but this terrain is full of large rocks and roots on inclines and descents. It is not “easy” walking, it is a decent hike workout. Especially with two dogs. Trail can be pretty narrow at points but it is very well maintained and very well marked. I saw no scenic views that the Somers town site states and I’m not sure where the “lake and beach” from the other review is. This is definitely just an uphill then downhill trail hike 1.5 mike loop. Not a casual walk. Also, parking is very small 2-3 cars tops if they park correctly. And it is basically just a clearing on the shoulder of the road. You will park on an incline/slope. Easy to miss.

Kim ..
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Great! Could do with family but also enough terrain for the regular hiker! Excellent changes of terrain. Dog and people friendly

Kasey Beninato
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Hiking

Great hike. Took my 12 and 6 year olds along with our dogs. Perfect distance and beautiful views.

Jay Wilcox
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Hiking

Good trail for starters. Had my five year old and he did great. Some challenging spots on the cliffs on the way back down but he had a blast. Lots to explore for little ones.

Sara Harpin
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Hiking
First to Review

Mildly steep at some spots but it was a nice walk overall. The pooch went swimming in the lake afterwards as I sat on the beach to take in the sunset. Very well marked trail and for all levels. We'll be back again soon!

Alexis Ahluwalia
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Maria Kittredge
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Robert Bottass
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Jason Marchant
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Kai Hsing
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Kalli Bonin
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Zach McComas
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Andy Forceno
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Sharlene Rogers
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Sarah Robinson
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Ted Polys
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Ted Polys
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Matthew Tortoriello
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Kayla Barone
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Agnieszka Sych
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Luke Williamson
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David Graves
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Cherie Bilbie
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