This 6.2-mile hiking trail climbs through woodlands and alongside natural rock formations to reach a mountaintop view.

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Expert Review of Housatonic Range Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Housatonic Range Trail

Away Travel Expert: Johnny Molloy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • To see views, explore caves and rich woodlands, take a trek on this 6-mile one-way trail that leaves suburban Gaylordsville at Route 37, and heads up into the Housatonic Range.
  • Also known as the Candlewood Trail, the path ascends Candlewood Mountain. Before you reach the top, you will pass through large boulder formations, and near Kelly's Slide- a large open rock face on the mountain. Enjoy the views here because the actual peak of Candlewood Mountain is wooded, so views are obstructed.
  • A small cave forms from a rock jumble at the base of Kelly's Slide. However, you will be able to see and appreciate the ample rock formations and outcrops that characterize the Housatonic Range along the path.

Off of Rte. 37
Gaylordsville, Connecticut

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