Really nice hike! Definitely more moderate than hard. There were a decent amount of people at the end going to Castle Craig, but the rest of the trail was pretty quiet. Followed the blue markers the whole way

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Excellent views. Definitely a harder trail, rocky and scrambling, all next to a drop. Well worth if you are looking for more than a walk through the woods.

Moderate hike, shouldn’t be hard. Quick rewarding views

My recording was not accurate as I forgot to stop it before we got on the road but this hike was lovely. Almost no one else on the trail (which may have been due to rain forecast) but even with getting rained on it was a lovely hike with lots of great views and greenery. Definitely pay attention to the map or you might end up on a different hike. Recommended for a nice, moderate local hike! Trailhead is tricky to find with no parking lot but we parked next to it on the side of the road and it was easy enough, just follow the blue

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Great tip on keeping your eyes peeled for that blue trail marker on the left side of the road right after you pass the reservoir. If you know to look for it, it’s easy to spot. And the entire trail is very well marked. Great view of the reservoir along the ridge. I personally would rate the hike more moderate than hard and you easily make a loop coming down the white blazes trail and walk along the reservoir.

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The blue trail seamed easier than I was anticipating until I can across the vertical ascent of death I am glad I huffed it out and completed what I set out to do. Definitely bring plenty of water. Lots of rocks so wear proper shoes. Trail is not very easy to find in some spots so keep your eyes pealed. The views from the top made it all worth it. Not many folks on the blue trail which was nice. Decent amount of bugs - put on some bug spray beforehand (I didn't) Probably not the best trail for young kids but there are easier trails to get up to the top. I will say this trail measured longer than 5 miles - closer to 6.

Trail head was a little hidden off 71 so go slow. Definitely rocky trail but I wouldn’t rank this hike as hard. Great weather and great day. Saw some turtles, frogs, and tadpoles!

The views at the top were great, but the rocky climb up was not well kept and seemed very dangerous for somebody with little experience.

I am not sure what we did wrong....we followed this trail...and ended up on the other end(paved road area) and never made it to the castle craig tower.....??? so we decided to try again....the next trail was over 4 miles...We decided since it was perfect day...sun and temperature wise...and we had water and snacks...lets do it....and as we were following the trail, we decided to ask some people throughout the way...just to make sure we were on the right path....we were for a bit....and then THAT trail(which we were following on our phone) was going to have us missing the tower again....I'm so happy that there were some people out and about to help us.....WE DID FINALLY MAKE IT TO THE TOP :-D and the view was quite incredible.....but I still wonder why TWICE the trails were missing the whole trails to actually make it to the tower....?? so instead of a 3 mile hike.....(which we are kind of beginners and never done anything over 2 miles)....we ended up doing over 7 miles!!! but it was easy nothing hard about it, thank goodness :-)

Fun trail. Wish people would carry out their trash. We picked up enough trash to fill a trash bag.

This was a great trail! Once you go out on the bridge where you’ll see turtles to your right- be sure to be on the lookout for the light blue trail . Once you go over the bridge it will be on your left but it is easy to miss! We walked right by it which means you would just stay on the paved walk. This was so much better! Gorgeous view from the top and lots of wildlife.

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Gorgeous hike! Be aware that this is a difficult “moderate” at first, there are many sections where you are walking in single lane rocky area where you need sure footing (very loose stones at a high elevation). There were some areas that were muddy/flooded out, but not too bad for most of it. Buggy in these areas! If bringing a dog on this hike, be warned that they should also have extremely good leash and trail manners, you do NOT want a dog that will pull you along on these trails. Overall a very diverse and enjoyable hike!

some of the best views in CT plus we saw lots of turtles, frogs and snakes. I would rate it moderate rather than hard. 100% worth it, so glad I found this one

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