The Appalachian Trail route through the northwestern corner of Connecticut meanders across the worn-down remnants of a once-lofty mountain range.

The Housatonic River Valley to the east and the Taconic Range to the west are particularly scenic, and one section of the Trail near Falls Village has been designed for wheelchair accessibility.

Many sections run along the banks of rivers. Hiking is mostly moderate, with steep, fairly challenging sections that are short in duration. Views are often pastoral.

A.T. mileage 52 miles
Difficulty rating 4-5 (rating scale explained)
Elevation 260—2,316 feet
Guidebook Appalachian Trail Guide to Massachusetts—Connecticut
When to go May through early October

Video Trail Report from Thru-Hiker Tutts99

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