The Appalachian (AT) Trail in CT


The Appalachian Trail is the most well known hiking trail in the world. It spans approximately 2200 miles, beginning in Georgia and ending in Maine. The Connecticut portion is a paltry 52 miles. It enters the State from the oblong in New York and traverses through the Southern Berkshires. The elevation steadily rises as hikers approach the Massachusetts border. Its blazes are white, nonetheless it is considered to be part of the CFPA Blue Blazed Trail State Trail System. The Mohawk Blue Blazed joins the AT and is in fact the remnants of the former AT course before it was rerouted to the West of the Housatonic. There are several established campsites and lean-to's along the CT portion of the AT. By making use of these sites it is possible to hike this section on a long weekend.

Trail Maps are included below. Locations of campsites are approximate.



APPALACHIAN TRAIL MAP

COUNTY: Litchfield
COMMUNITIES: New Milford, Kent, Cornwall, Canaan
TOTAL MILES: 52
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Tenmile River
Rattlesnake Den
Mt. Algo
St. Johns Ledges
Calebs Peak
Prospect Mountain
Lions Head
Ball Brook
Bear Mountain
Sages Ravin
ARTICLE LINKS:
The AT in CT - CTMQ