Tunxis Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Tunxis Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barkhamsted, Connecticut that features a cave. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1571 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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cave

forest

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nice views

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

If you're looking for the caves- pick up this trail at the intersection of East Hartland Road and Legeyt Road. (opposite side of the road from Legeyt). You will have to go down a path that rocky and you will pass the old Indian Council grounds before making your way to the caves. I made the mistake of picking up this trail at Hillcrest Road and it took us over 2.5 hours to find the caves! What a mistake that was! If you start the trail at Legeyt Road it will take probably 45 minutes to walk to the caves. I hope this is helpful to anyone that is a first time hiker to this trail!

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hiked the full 9.8 beautiful trail. Love all the old growth and beautiful streams ! Markers can be tough to follow you almost have to use your instinct. Overnighted with my dog and saw the Sun Rise on the peak of Pine Mountain. Good times.

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The most bugs I have ever encountered in all of my life. Would have been nice if not so damp.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Was really looking for the Indian council caves trail and took this instead. Went 3 miles in and back. Rocky with many steep ascents and descents. Ran into 2 other hiking groups looking for the caves. While I'm disappointed it was the wrong trail I'm glad we did it. It was challenging and definitely a great workout. There was a nice lookout with a view of a lake/reservoir and the mountains.