Soapstone Mountain Trail

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Soapstone Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Somers, Connecticut and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

snow

nature trips
2 months ago

Just walked to the trails leading to the tower when there was access to it back in 2006 & 2012. Nothing really exciting to see. It's pretty much a place to make out w your significant other. The trails are not difficult at all. Easy enough for a 3 y/o to walk through it.

hiking
3 months ago

The first mile and a half is basically a road. The summit is a No Trespassing zone with a bunch of electrical stuff on top...and there's only a small view halfway up the road. The road/trail eventually turns into a real trail and loops around the mountain. My dog loved it and it was short and easy for her. I won't be back though.

4 months ago

Cool place

mountain biking
5 months ago

trails arent marked clearly but it was a nice technical xc with some short lived decents

hiking
6 months ago

This hike was very easy, good for a beginner, I thought there would be more of a sight up at the peak of the mountain. But, all the trees cover it. The look out tower was also closed when I went. I feel like this hike would have been more better if the tower was open. Also, while going down the mountain, the markings for the trails are not marked as clear as should be. We ended up getting off track a few times.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Great hike for snowshoeing not to rocky and a rewarding view once you reach the top!

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great trail and Well marked. Good for fall hiking.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beautiful trails but there are some areas that are difficult to hike especially going up hill.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

I got there and it was OK. I was expecting to hike up to the tower but found out that it was closed when I got there. Was not many sites to see but it was a quiet hike. I will most likely not be returning to this place

Saturday, May 28, 2016

loved it initially, but yes the trail markings arent very clear and are worn down, got lost on the way back about 2 miles out and had to back track, just pay close attention and dont let your dog lead lol

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Beautiful views, and a well maintained path going up! Definitely a beginners track. My dog loved it

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Trail map is unclear when actually hiking

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Easy hike up to the tower, which is closed but that didn't stop anyone from going up it. We tried the loop afterwards but found the trails were poorly marked. Bring the all trails app to be sure not to get lost!

hiking
Thursday, October 08, 2015

LOOKOUT TOWER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Decent trail if you're looking for something to do with the family, but too easy for an experienced hiker. I followed the Shenipsit trail up and back. Very short and rocky. with the look out tower closed and many leaves still on the trees there was no view at all. Was lots of graffiti. Waste of my time.

hiking
Monday, April 13, 2015

Great little hike, very easy and with options and a very decent view for your efforts!

hiking
Friday, June 27, 2014

I love this mountain! the steep northern face, old weather station, picnic areas, views galore, tons of trails leading to Stafford, Somers, Ellington. so many great memories here.

hiking
Sunday, June 15, 2014

This was a spectacular view that didn't require much in terms of the way of strenuous uphills. Just follow the directions in 50 Walks in Connecticut provided:
Starting at junction of Parker, Sykes, and Soapstone Road. Proceed up Soapstone Road to Observation Tower. Follow dual-blaze green and blue trail to green/yellow blaze, then the straight blue blazed back to Parker.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Great place to bike for beginners or just to get out on the mountain to mess around a little

hiking
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

OMG this is a VERY difficult .5 miles but worth it!

hiking
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I've taken two different routes to the top, both very different, but both leading to a view that is hard to find anywhere in the immediate area.

The car path is well-paved and a gradual ascent, great for strollers, young kids, or anyone who enjoys a leisurely walk. I'm unsure of the length of this walk, since it's been a few years since I took it. There's a few nice spots to stop and sit if you want a quick break.

The Shenipsit Trail (starts to the immediate right of the parking lot-Blue Blazed) is only .5 miles, but it's a tough climb for someone who's not in shape. It meanders through a relatively flat area before getting pretty steep. The uphill is pretty rocky, but it's never steep/rocky enough to warrant scrambling. I had to take a few quick stops to catch my breath, but you come right out underneath the lookout tower.

All in all, it's a great spot to talk a quick walk. The views can't be beat on a sunny day.

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