The Mattatuck Trail - Mohawk Mountain




View from Mohawk Mountain along The Mattatuck Trail in Cornwall CT
View from Mohawk Mountain along The Mattatuck Trail in Cornwall CT
The Mattatuck Trail is a 36 mile Connecticut Blue Blazed Trail traveling through Litchfield County. Section 7 of this trail travels through Mohawk Mountain State Park and the trail terminates at a junction with The Mohawk Blue Blazed Trail. This section of trail is not well traveled and includes two difficult rocky climbs. The are several interesting features along this section including a 360 panoramic view from the summit of Mohawk Mtn, and the ruins of Cunningham Tower - an bizarre pet project of the former wealthy owner of this land.





The trail is 36 miles. Arriving at the intersection of the Mohawk and the Mattatuck I have now hike 72 miles.

Canadian air currents are shredding the colorful canvas I had come to know on this trail. Winter is pushing in. In spite of the weather I am dressed as I had for all my hiking outings since I began the Mattatuck in August. A mistake sure. 50 degrees is bone chilling now ... in spring it will feel like a summer day. But ... relative to the miles I have already hiked on this trail - these are the most dismal and lonely. 


DIRECTIONS


Address for your GPs: 255 Cathole Road Litchfield CT
| Coordinates: N41.742923, W073.257187 |

From Bridgeport1 Hour
From New Haven1 Hour
From Hartford1 Hour
From New London1.5 hours
From Providence1.5 Hours
From New York2 Hours


  
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LINKS


Mohawk Mountain State Park


The Mattatuck Trail Articles by Connecticut Explorer:
Section 1: Buttermilk Falls
Section 3: The Leatherman's Caves
Section 5: White Memorial Foundation
Section 7: Mohawk Mountain



PHOTOS


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Along the Mattatuck Trail in Mohawk State Park
Along the Mattatuck Trail in Mohawk State Park

Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut
Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut

Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut
Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut

Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut
Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut

Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut
Cunningham Tower - Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut

From Mohawk Mountain Summit - The Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut
From Mohawk Mountain Summit - The Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Connecticut




HIKING INFORMATION



MILES6 MILES
TIME2-3 HOURS
LOWEST ELEVATION927FT above sea level
HIGHEST ELEVATION1348FT above sea level
CALORIES BURNED3000kcals
LOOPNo
OUT & BACKYes
PARKING LOTYes
RESTROOMSNo


MATTATUCK TRAIL
COUNTY: Litchfield, Hartford
COMMUNITIES:  Plymouth Thomaston, Watertown, Morris,
Litchfield, Goshen, Cornwall
TOTAL MILES: 36 Miles
POINTS OF INTEREST
Buttermilk Falls
Indian Jack Cave
Leatherman's Cave
Crane's Lookout
Prospect Mountain
Mohawk Mountain
Cunningham Tower
ARTICLE LINKS:
The Mattatuck Trail & The Legend of The Leatherman - Connecticut Explorer
The Mattatuck Trail - Buttermilk Falls - Connecticut Explorer

BUTTERMILK FALLS
5 Miles
Mad River Road to South Main Street
Indian Jack Cave
Buttermilk Falls

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MOUNT TOBE
South Main Street to Reynolds Bridge
7 Miles
Mount Tobe


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MATTATUCK FOREST

Reynolds Bridge to Northfield Road
4.7 Miles 
Branch Brook
Leatherman's Cave
Crane's Lookout

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WATERBURY RESEVOIRS
Northfield Road to Slab Meadow Road
5 Miles
Fenn Brook
Waterfall

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WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Slab Meadow Road to Bissell Road

6.3 Miles

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PROSPECT MOUNTAIN
Cathole Road to Prospect Mountain Road
2 Miles
Prospect Mountain


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MOHAWK MOUNTAIN
Flat Rocks Road to Mohawk Trail
6 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Cunningham Tower
The Pinnacle

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