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




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



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