The Mattatuck Trail - Mohawk Mountain

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Mattatuck Trail Mohawk Mountain Section
Mattatuck Trail Mohawk Mountain Section

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 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 hiked 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.


Mattatuck Blue Blazed Trail - Mohawk Mountain Section

County: Litchfield
Communities: Cornwall
Distance: 6 miles linear
Difficulty: Difficult
Lowest Elevation: 927FT above sea level
Highest Elevation: 1348FT above sea level


Directions and Trail Map



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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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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