Explore the most popular trail running trails near Canton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

4 days ago

Very quiet & what looks like to be an underrated trail! Beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Only saw one other person out there on a. beautiful day. Parked with the intention of following the Indian Council Caves trail, but accidentally made my way here instead...and was happy about it!

Beautiful well maintained woodland trail! I would definitely hike again as well.

Not much to write about on this one

Amazing view at the top. Some steep sections. If it has been raining a lot recently would recommend red trail over yellow trail or you may do some slipping and sliding.

Confusing trail markers but has a nice lookout spot over the reservoir

4 months ago

We took the kids back in March (ages 10/6/4)... one of the days that was in the high 40s with snow on most of the ground in this slightly higher elevation. We had our boots on, and the little guy got really wet pants from falling in the snow. It was lots of fun, parts were scrambles for the kids over the snowy rocky elevation changes. We made it to the mid-point lookout, which was not panoramic but still very beautiful. We would like to come back in other seasons and do it again!

Not too shabby for an up and down in an hour or less. Old ski trail quite fascinating

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A decent hike, but note worth the time given the variety of other trails in the area.

Pros: short hike for decent views, cool old ski area equipment, and ability to see the old trails. Also very few people so nice solitude.
Cons: wandering dogs can be dangerous (was attacked on more than one occasion) and the trails are not well maintained. Always bring mace.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Good view southeast toward Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice views, elevation changes & nearby.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

steep and beautiful

Monday, October 10, 2016

Really great short hike. Awesome views during the fall time!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

it was my first solo hike look out was not part of blazed path so I had to follow someone else's directions. good short hike pretty view!

Monday, August 01, 2016

Fairly short and easy hike. Great for kids. You have to kind of wander off the trail to see the views, but it was pretty. Would do it again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great views

Saturday, June 25, 2016

25-Jun-2016. Today the weather was in the mid 80s with clear blue skies. What a great Saturday afternoon for a hike.

In my opinion this is a longer workout hike. The terrain is rolling with the typical roots and stones to get you or at least your ankles. Most every stream was dry here in June. There was only one decent lookout at around the half way point.

NOTE: From the parking area on route 219, north of Ratlum Rd., heading South the hike was longer than expected. My Garmin Vivosmart clocked the hike in around four hours. That includes breaks.

The total distance, out & back, was recorded at 8.2 miles. The vivosmart claimed I climbed about 108 flights of stairs during the four hours. My quads would agree!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Not a bad trail for a quick hike.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Awesome short hike! The 2nd view is pretty awesome! It seems like a hidden gem that no one knows about!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

great incline. beautiful second view

on Ratlum Mountain

Saturday, April 16, 2016

easy to medium trail, nice and easy going

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

If you are starting from the parking lot, keep going up and to the left for the best views

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Take the trail straight up from where you are told to park for the Indian Caves in Barkhampstead.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Can't find it.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It was a cooler day and slightly muddy from melting snow. The parking lot is easy to find, a few hundred feet off the road , tucked behind a few houses.

The hike is easy and the path is pretty well maintained. There are stone steps when it becomes steeper. There wasn't much of a view even with bare trees, but it was still neat to check out the abandoned ski equipment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The marked entrance is someone's private driveway. Couldn't even get to it without trespassing. Please list another entrance.

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