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Great hike with a unique payoff at Rand's View. Was lucky to have the meadow all to myself, as I arrived early. Unfortunately it was a bit misty and foggy in the distance so the view was not all it might have been. Still super cool. I didn't hike as far as the AllTrails route indicates, but I did check out Giant's Thumb and went a little beyond that, until I saw the trail heading steeply downhill. Mount Prospect view is nice, though not spectacular. But it's a good place to rest for a while before chugging along to Rand's View. Lots of nice ups and downs on this trail, but nothing too taxing.

Just tried to follow this map yesterday. When other people say "unmarked" trail it actually means no trail. Follow the blue. Great views from the summit though. Must have a compass or gps.

Some views at the beginning, but there is a large portion of the hike where there is no trail and you end up on private property. If you do this trail bring your phone/ gps to navigate that section. The ravine was amazing once your got to it about 4 or so miles in.

I'm planning a hike here this year. is there a place to park?

Great place even with all the snow!

Moderate/easy hike on the AT! Most sections of the hike are flat. I really loved the spot at Rand’s View- definitely has to be one of the best viewpoints on the CT AT (it’s featured at the REI in Milford likely for that reason). Would definitely recommend!

This is a great hike, from Great Falls on up. Rand's View is one of the most beautiful spots on the CT section of the AT!

East side of loop, a lot of unmarked trails and woods roads to follow. Trespassing may be an issue, we were told we were on private property by dude in pick up truck on Rocky Road. Otherwise a good hike, the falls in the ravine were spectacular. Don't attempt loop if you're not comfortable walking unmarked and unmapped trails.

Beautiful falls! Have to see! Trail well traveled up to top of Mt Prospect. Limited views but views nonetheless. Tried to extend my walk to Raccoon Hills but found the trail heading downward and my legs tired out and knew I had to go back down Mt Prospect to where I started.

Unquestionably one of the best views in CT. Park down by the Great Falls at Falls Village and take the Appalachian Trail up. Rand's view is roughly 3 miles from there. Little bit tough going up Prospect Mountain, but at the top there is a cool view of Canaan Mountain. Just go a little bit farther until you reach a meadow that just doesn't belong in the Connecticut Countryside. Highly recommend it for anyone!

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