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Great views from the summit. The hike up is a bit strenuous, but the way down is through a beautiful pine forest with the trail paralleling a beautiful brook.

Nice easy walk with a beautiful Gorge. Busy road sounds are audible for much of the trail though.

Not much of a hike, more of a walking trail than anything. Took the blue and white trails. The white trail has you serpentine a lot. The pond is very pretty though, especially on a sunny day!

Such a beautiful hike! Can't wait to go back once the leaves are on the trees! Can get pretty steep at parts but not for too long and the view is totally worth it.

Great trail, I did get lost trying to find the water fall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

hiking
1 day ago

Definitely some challenging incline areas for true novices. We did the loop clockwise & towards the end, there were some areas not clearly marked due to trees falling, but that was a challenge my kids enjoyed! Also some boggy/wet areas but those will dry out in due time.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful trail! It gets steep at points, but the view is absolutely worth it! The trail shown on the app is actually part of the blue trail that intersects with the red trail to finish off the loop. I went in April, so parts of the trail were really muddy on the way down, but it was still a great trail that was labeled decently!

Beautiful trail, scenic vistas, well marked trails. My only complaint is many looping intersecting trails. Some what confusing figuring out directions to continue on.

hiking
4 days ago

I would rate this more a moderate than easy. It is an incline all the way up, that if you have bad knees, you start to feel it. Its also a State park, so come summer, a fee Im sure is charged. Paths are a little confusing if you have not been here before. Real nice walk through the woods though.

Mt Higby is one of the best hikes that i have ever done especially because of the scenic views from the top and the hike trial itself. Awesome one...

mountain biking
7 days ago

Nice views of The Sound.

Beautiful workout

There's a super difficult scramble in the very beginning, but then it levels out and is not that hard, just a bunch of ups and downs. We had planned to take the blue trail there and then the violet trail back, but the violet trail turned out to be just a simple walk, so we quickly switched back to the blue. Very fun overall, and a nice challenge! It took us 3.5 hours round-trip, with about 30 min of lunch.

Pretty trail with easy access to salt water lake and adjoining marsh. We saw a great egret and other birds. Close to train and houses, so quiet, but you can hear civilization. Trails can be confusing - make sure to get a map. The white trail had several offshoots which were also part of the white trail. If we hadn't had a map it would have been pretty confusing.

trail running
8 days ago

Great quiet trails!

hiking
8 days ago

Nice easy loop. Some scenic spots along the way.

yellow trail is awesome with nice views

Pleasantly challenging — scrambles could be tough if you’re afraid of heights/don’t have much confidence in yourself...definitely worth a try for anyone feeling adventurous! Just be mindful of loose/slippery rocks, as an avid hiker I almost took a tumble a few times!

Nice trail and overlook was very scenic. Snapped a few pictures of some vultures flying around. The stone chair is cool as it’s positioned just right to view the overlook. Very nice!

hiking
12 days ago

Great loop. Nice trails and view at the top. Went south-north in early April and the north side from the summit down to Sage's Ravine/Paradise Lane is basically just a sheet of ice-- definitely wouldn't go without crampons and maybe some trekking poles for balance. Looks like it'll get worse with melting/refreezing until it finally warms up. Also keep an eye out on Paradise Lane-- the blazes are pretty far apart and there's a section of the trail where fallen tree limbs/overgrowth have pretty much completely obscured the trail. Took about 3 hours total.

hiking
13 days ago

Accessed trail from Rt 17 south - overshot the trailhead because it’s not marked on the southbound side of the road. Once I got on the trail it was beautifully marked with blue blazes every hundred feet or so. Had to circumvent some blowdown around the top. Otherwise easy to navigate and beautiful views. Good cardio workout with all the ups and downs.

hiking
13 days ago

Very Nice short trail with excellent views of the Connecticut River

hiking
14 days ago

Poorly marked as to how to get to the top, but once you’re there it’s stunning!

14 days ago

Go after a decent rain to see the Falls at their best. Really beautiful surrounding area

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail series with waterfall, bridges, and skyline views. Took a few questionable turns but made it back to original trail. 4.2 miles overall with extra turns. Trails need some updating and clearing for the warm weather, but otherwise this is an absolute must!

Not a bad little hike. I went after a snowstorm so it was very pretty. The views from the rower was cool.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail with some moderate challenges, especially along the river bank. Great vista view on clear days. Note: For best route following, do NOT use the park's orange blazes as they only cover the main route - not the more interesting hike.

Decent hike, however there aren’t many points of interest.

Moderate hike with good views of the Housatonic River Valley. It was overcast when we went, but not hazy, and when we reached the last overlook, there was a rainbow over the valley, which was a nice touch.

hiking
21 days ago

Really fun and a little tricky.

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