Hiking The Mohawk Trail
The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Connecticut.
Sunday 21 August 2016 01:54 GMT
Near Cornwall and Kent, the 24-mile Mohawk Trail follows an old section of the AT and hooks up with the present-day AT to create a 37-mile loop that can be hiked in four days. Starting at Cornwall Bridge, the trail crosses the Housatonic River and climbs the valleys eastern ramparts of Colts Foot, Mohawk, and Barrack Mountains. After descending Barrack, connect with a 13-mile southbound stretch of the AT that traverses the western ridges of Sharon and Breadloaf Mountains with big views of the Housatonic. Camp along the way at Red Mountain lean-to at mile nine and the Pine Knoll lean-to at mile 20, near Deans Ravine. To reach the trailhead from Cornwall, take SR 4 five miles west to the intersection with US 7 at Cornwall Bridge. The parking area and trailhead are on the west side of the bridge.
Overall, Mohawk Trail is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in Connecticut.