Hiking The Mohawk Trail

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Connecticut.

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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.

Mohawk Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Macedonia Brook State Park (860) 927-3238; The Connecticut Walk Book available at (860) 346-2372.

Recommended Book:  "Best Hikes In Connecticut" from Rene Laubach

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Hilltop Haven B&B, West Cornwall (860) 672-6871

Reference Source:  click here http://www.ct.gov/dep/site/default.asp

GPS:  41.822975, -73.386616

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  6858

Mohawk Trail Hiking Map


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