2.6 miles
Distance
578 ft
Climb
-554 ft
Descent
656 ft
High Point

Hancock Brook Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Waterbury
    , Connecticut
  • Ref Number
    BlueBlazes
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager
    CT DEEP
  • OSM Way

The Hancock Brook Trail parallels Hancock Brook as it cuts through a deep hemlock ravine, rises sharply to traverse rugged ledges and meanders beneath high cliffs. When you reach Lion Head summit (660 feet), hikers will be rewarded with fine westerly view of the Naugatuck Valley.

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More Stats for Hancock Brook Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    333 ft
  • Altitude start
    333 ft
  • Altitude end
    358 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -68.2%
  • Grade min
    47.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4,062 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,720 ft
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