The Mohawk Trail, established as a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail on May 8, 1988, follows the former eastern route of the Appalachian Trail. The AT was relocated west of the Housatonic River between Route 4 and Falls Village. The Mohawk Trail crosses Mohawk Mountain and Housatonic Meadows State Parks and the Mohawk, Wyantenock and Housatonic State Forests. From its southern junction with the AT on Breadloaf Mountain, the trail crosses the Housatonic River and traverses multiple peaks 1,200 feet or higher in the Litchfield Hills (from Coltsfoot Mountain in Cornwall to Barrack Mountain in Canaan) and ends at the AT on the Warren Turnpike near the Regional High School in Falls Village. The Mohawk Trail intersects the Mattatuck Trail on Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall. Distinctive features such as Cathedral Pines, Mohawk Mountain, Red Mountain, Dean Ravine, and Lookout Point on Barrack Mountain, as well as spectacular views from many points along the trail, make it a popular hiking destination.

Four overnight backpacking shelters on the Mohawk Trail offer hikers the opportunity to enjoy the trail for overnight trips. These shelters are maintained by the CT DEEP. Please contact the CT DEEP Western District office for reservations or if you have questions about shelter availability. Backpackers often enjoy connecting the Mohawk and Appalachian Trails together for an extended, multiple night loop trip.
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1CT Route 4
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2Dark Entry Road
3,219 ft
3Essex Hill Road
988 ft
4Essex Hill Road
440 ft
5Great Hollow Road
548 ft
6Jewell Street
1,056 ft
7Johnson Road
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8Mohawk Trail
4 miles
9Mohawk Trail
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10Mohawk Trail
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11Mohawk Trail (A.T. Breadloaf Mtn Side Trail)
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12Mohawk Trail - Cathedral Pine
2,238 ft
13Mohawk Trail - Dark Entry Ravine
4 miles
14Mohawk Trail - Music Mountain
7 miles
15Music Mountain Road
735 ft
16US Rt 7
315 ft
17Valley Street
636 ft
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