1.3 miles
Distance
256 ft
Climb
-36 ft
Descent
00:20:45
Avg time

Cockaponset Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cockaponsett State Forest
    Haddam, Connecticut
  • Ref Number
    BlueBlazes
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    CT DEEP

A beautiful hike through a stand of towering pines, a hemlock ravine, over babbling brooks, by vernal ponds and wetlands. Mostly a forest walk with some ledge, hikers will appreciate some steps built by the CCC in the mid-1930s that look now like they are part of the natural landscape. Some poaching by cyclists on the hike-only (by law) trail so keep your senses alive for interlopers in the thick stands of mountain laurels. Look for an old fire tower site. Now only the piers remain. These towers were everywhere in the 1960s and they were staffed on days with a high fire danger. It was no big deal to climb them to be rewarded with a great view.

Disclaimer

Foot traffic only

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cockaponset Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    221 ft
  • Altitude min
    202 ft
  • Altitude max
    440 ft
  • Altitude start
    202 ft
  • Altitude end
    423 ft
  • Grade
    3.1%
  • Grade max
    -6.8%
  • Grade min
    22%
  • Distance climb
    4,928 ft
  • Distance down
    1,056 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,129 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:47
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      Kmrtime (Aug 10, 2018 at 15:04)
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