Tory's Cave Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Tory's Cave Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Milford, Connecticut that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

wildlife

rocky

Trail remains open but the cave is closed. While it is of modest size it is said to be the only true cave in Connecticut that is open to the public. Its name is based on a tale from the American Revolution, in which a Tory (a loyalist to the English monarchy) hid in the cave. The cave has two entrances, one of which has a commanding. Easy or Strenuous (If you're into spelunking, you'll love it. If you attempt you're first cave descent, it could be tough.). Before heading to this destination it's important to know that due to the study of resident bat population the cave can be closed at times. It typically is closed November - April and in 2015 scheduled to open for June 1. There is a disease that can be deadly to the bats and so in order to give them the best chance of survival it is asked that you respect the signs posted concerning the bats.

hiking
21 days ago

very awesome even tho you can't go in the cave. nice to be able to see a bat cave.

hiking
5 months ago

Nothing to write home about. Cave was closed. Found two ticks after the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

A very mediocre trail. Nothing special. The trail ends abruptly and leads to houses. The cave is also closed.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Quiet trail with some nice challenges. Upper trails go in opposite directions. No real destination that I can tell as I turned around once I was in neighborhoods. Dog off leash is a plus for me.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

great hike want to explore more of the cave

hiking
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Very quiet trail that has some steep rocky sections. Tory's cave appears to be blocked off and not accessible at this time. Aside from a very small crawl space, there was iron bars installed. The trial continues on up to the Candlewood Mtn. blue blaze trail.

hiking
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hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016