Tobys Rock Mountain Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beacon Falls, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Great hike, follow the stream through the valley, into the forest to several great spots with clear views. Well marked fairly clean.

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4 hours ago

while pretty, the rifle range that is in very close proximity prevents this from being a relaxing or nature enjoying walk. some of the trails were very windy and not well kept which is okay but you have to have your downloaded map with you to make sure you don't lose the trail. I would not recommend if you are
looking for a relaxing day in nature.

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1 month ago

It was more difficult than Moderate but that probably because the loop, that we did, worked out to 5.6 miles. It was a pretty enough trail but there were three negatives. 1) the number of mosquitoes 2) the number of trees and branches down and blocking the path and 3) so much of the trail was rocks and boulders. I would consider doing again though.
One tip. It's a bumpy road but drive in and park at the parking lot at the start of the trail (instead of parking at 217 Cold Spring Rd). That cuts out 0.8 miles each way.

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11 months ago

If you like waterfalls, you will love this hike! Albeit small falls. This hike makes you want to come back for more exploring. Following the colored trails is easier with a map. There's a gun club nearby, but you only hear it on parts of the hike.

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11 months ago

We walked this trail today and had a lovely time but here is what we needed to know. The first parking lot is about a half mile away from the trail head. This first section of unpaved road runs RIGHT alongside (within a few feet) an ACTIVE train track which made me nervous and we did see a train. Much better to drive down the rocky rutted path to the round parking lot at the actual trail head. The first part of the loop trail runs along the river with STEEP drops; it is really lovely but challenging at places. Unfortunately someone was shooting a gun in the distance for much of the time we were walking so not truly peaceful. Look out for the pink hanging ribbons which mark a few spots that are a little tricky but overall very well marked.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You can take the Orange Trail starting at the rocky turn-around lot closer to Cold Spring (*not* the guard-railed gravel lot at the end of Spruce Brook, nearer the train tracks). The beginning of the trail is primarily tennis and golf ball sized round rocks, so use care not to turn an ankle. Fairly steep trail overall. Purple trail to the flag pole comes up on your left, and some kind person Sharpied an arrow on the Orange Trail marker to show you the way. Expansive view of the valley along Route 8, with snippets of the railroad tracks and river below.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Beautiful trail! Perfect for a short hike. Some more challenging parts but mostly smooth sailing!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/naugatuckwestblock.pdf
Link above is a CT DEEP map. If you park on Cold Spring Road, the final few minutes is an unpaved, rutted road. An alternative would be to hike in from parking at Old Litchfield Tpke & Pines Bridge. Spruce Creek had minimal flow in Sept 2017. Blue trail is a bit narrow and precarious in spots. This would be an excellent hike after snow melt or a rainy week. The western park of the State Forest near the reservoirs are wide trails with minimal elevation changes. We saw frogs, fish,m and crayfish near the reservoirs. The purple trail overlook is the flag that you can see from Route 8.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

This route uses parts of the State Forest trail system: blue, white, green, violet, yellow, and blue (again). They're not noted on AllTrails, so it would be good to get the trail maps from ct.gov/deep before heading out. Route had a bit too much "road" type trail for my taste.

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