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best views await you at top.love this trail due to friendly hardcore hikers and no litter.
Finding that the the steeper the trail, the more environmentally conscious hikers.
keep it beautiful!

IMO this is the best way to get to Brace Mountain and see a lot of cool stuff along the way. Nice views at Round Hill, with some steep areas going up, then down and back up to Frissell, where there is no real view at the peak, but plenty just after on your way to the CT high point, with Riga Lake below you. A bit further you come to the three states marker, then make your way gradually up to the South Taconic trail and Brace Mountain, with beautiful views of the Harlem Valley and beyond. It's a very popular spot for paragliders, and there were at least ten of them up there when we arrived, either in the air or getting ready to take off. The walk back down Brace Mountain Road is very rocky in places but super easy. We parked one car at the start of the hike and the other at the end of Brace Mountain Road, on West St., which is the best way to do it and keeps you from having to slog another boring mile up the road at the end. Great great hike!

At the beginning of the summer (2018) when I decided to start hiking again, I kept seeing this trail when searching out what hike to do in the area. It was listed as "hard" by AllTrails so I didn't think I should try it right away. After doing the AT up to the top of Greylock last weekend, I figured now was as good a time as any. In reality, this shouldn't be listed as hard. It's a moderate ascent up to the top. The trail is fairly wide most of the way though it does have a lot of rocks you must traverse. Started at the Mt. Washington State Forest entrance and it took me about 1.5 hours to reach the top and that was with stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures and so forth. Didn't see a soul my entire time out but not sure if that was due to the trail or the weather or both. I got to the top but though the weatherman said the area was supposed to be partly cloudy, it was more than that. The view at the top was disappointing as I have read it has wonderful 360 views. I was also a bit surprised how small the top was really. Don't expect a Mt. Greylock wide open and fairly spacious area. I saw four support bases there and think there must have been a fire tower at one time. The trail is really easy to follow and marked well. It appears it's really just a path that the rain runoff uses than a trail that was blazed and marked for everyone. When you get to just about the top, there is a small cabin. At this point, if you pass the cabin, you can go left or right. Right goes up a little steep incline and that leads to the summit. I'm thinking that if you went the other way, it just continues on to the South Taconic trail.
At the summit, there is another branch off and was not really sure what that was but looking once I got home to do this, it looks like it goes up to Bash Bish Falls a few miles north. For 99% of the way, the trail was marked fine as I mentioned but at the cabin, trail markings are lacking. Got to the top, took pictures and then the rain came. I went back down to the cabin and waited about 15 minutes then descended to the parking lot. I got a little wet but this area is mostly deep woods so the rain wasn't so bad. Don't expect lookout side views on this trail but there are a few nice brooks and waterfalls to enjoy. If it was warmer, there is an area that looks like you could wade in to cool off. A nice hike but could have been better if I waited about 3 hours to start it as once I got back to my car, the clouds started parting and the sun came out, who knew, oh well.

The route on the map leaves from and returns to the Mt. Washington HQ but if you have two cars (as we did), the best way is to park one at the Alander Brook trailhead in New York, then drive your other car up to Mt. Washington and leave from there. A somewhat easier trek up to Alander than leaving from the NY side and you can just keep going downhill after you hit the Alander summit and enjoy the other views on the way down. Amazing views from the top of Alander!

1 month ago

Pretty wildflower meadows. Offset however by the fact that this is a full on rattlesnake preserve!

Not a maintained trail. Do not try to find it without someone that knows it.

Very interesting hike for sure. The trail meanders along the border on the way to Frissell. Crossing the summit of Round Mountain in Connecticut. This peak has a cairn and nice views of the next mountain you climb. The trail is quite rocky, similar to the Skyline Trail at Blue Hills if you’ve done it. It gains elevation quickly, but not for a long. Frissell has no views, but a short spur will take you to a summit registry box. Following the red blazes will take you back to Connecticut and over to the high point. This has a view, a cairn and registry box with a log and a cardboard “Connecticut” sign. The trail to the high point could use some maintenance, it has become quite overgrown in some places. Beyond this a steep downhill will take you to the Tri-State Marker. We stopped here instead of continuing to Brace Mountain due to poor trail marking and confusing splits just beyond the marker.

What an awesome hike. My wife and I did Mt. Greylock the day before and while that was nice, this was so much more enjoyable. The elevation gain is rather small meaning this hike is pretty much moderate at best, with a few hard sections. I great beginner's "intermediate" hike, if that makes any sense.

While there are much bigger more impressive mountains in the Northeast, this has become one of my favorites, even out of the big ones like Whiteface, Mansfield, Washington, Franconia's Loop, and others. This has such nice views and such enjoyable hiking that it is impossible not to like it. We could have banged out the trek in under 3 hours but decided to take a while at the final summit to enjoy the Sunday morning views. Also, there is a really cool log book on the high point marker that you can sign in. Reading about highpointers from all across the U.S. was such a special and meaningful reward. So inspiring, even though I'm only on #4.

A few tips:
There are no trail head signs. On the right side of the road relative to how you drove in, you will find a little parking area with a tree with a red blaze on it. That's the trail. No trailhead logbook, no map, nothing. The trail is very well marked for the first several miles so have no worries about that.

The only tricky part (for us) is that after about 30 minutes in, you will go up a few rock face scrambles. After the last one, you will come to a T in the trail that has no signage. Stay right. You'll know you are on the right trail if you hit the summit of Round Mountain a few minutes later. It has a large cairn marking its peak.

Out of the 5.4 miles listed, almost a mile is walked back on the road which is obviously easy, and another 3/4 is an old double track road-> trail type deal, so the hike is relatively very very easy. Enjoy and happy trails!

Very nice hike, not too challenging. It is a great to do with friends & kids. 5 kids, ages 11 & 9 completed this hike, with a spur up to Brace. Great views of the Taconic range in NY.

Not that hard, but the scenery and views were breathtaking.

I started out early in the morning. It was a long gentle climb. I was alone at the summit, amazing views, the clouds were below me! Total serenity and peace! I could see all the way to the Catskills! I recommend this hike

Super pretty in late November. Perfect for a 6 year old and non-hiking 13 year old. Great mix of forest meadow and streams.

10 months ago

Jogging - it's a beautiful trail to run on . Varied terrain and a great mix of woods and open meadows!

This was a moderate pretty hike with a great view.

At the very end of this trail are fabulous views of the Hudson valley, Catskills to the west, Mt.Everett to the east, and the Taconic range to the south.

Awesome fun and had a blast, but was a bit sketchy because it had just rained. I Biked/walked my bike up 11/12 of the way up then hucked it back down!

This was a nice fall hike. I only hiked Round Mountain, Mount Frissell, the South Slope High Point, and to the tri-State marker. The trail wasn’t bad at all and I met some high pointers on the trail. I really enjoyed this hike.

Excellent Views! Nice gentle, sloping trail! Amazing Ridge!

Challenging in the sense that it feels like you're climbing on a stair master the entire time. No rock scrambling and not very difficult, just a steep walk up. Views were breathtaking at the summit. Acorns and loose rocks going down can make it a bit slippery so a bit of caution there is recommended - but overall a easy hike

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

really nice view and pretty easy trail

Good elevation for 10 year old to make to the top, good view.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice moderate ascent to summit. Outstanding views multiple vantage points to walk around to. Definite recommend.

A good hike with moderate terrain. Great views from the summit. To bad no trail assoc to maintain the cabin.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Very beautiful trail. Well maintained except in literally 1 part about 70 feet worth of trail out of the 3.3 miles that we hiked. Impressive. Gorgeous scenery throughout. We hit many little bridges, stream crossings, mountain views, meadows, deep woods, rocks, clear trail, uphill, downhill, flat plain. All around fabulous! Took us around an hour to do the 3.3, no stopping.

Fun little hike.

Beautiful!!!

Good hike, especially if you're into borders and tri-points like me. However, I'd skip the last two thirds (counterclockwise) of the mapped hike and instead do an out-and-back with Brace Mountain. (Those last two thirds are just an easy downhill slog through the woods.)

Planned a West side Alander Mountain trail. For a day after heavy rain, the trail was fine, expectedly, reasonably wet/dry. Bridges, wet fords, trails sharing stream beds. Shortest route to summit, but climbs & mixed up & down on return. If an in & out, one may partly hike S. Taconic for it's view from the summit, it is marked. Otherwise all day it, or overnight. Used trailhead from Mt. Washington State Forest HQ.

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