"This hike will take you along and over a hard granite spine, topping two promontories in the process. Although an out-and-back hike, interesting geologic features and rich fauna and flora combine to make the return walk along Kelly Slide, on the flank of Candlewood Mountain, even more noteworthy than the ascent.
Note that this trail is located entirely on private property. Enter the woods, walking gradually uphill within a shaded, cool hemlock stand. As a precursor of much more to come, cross over bedrock and boulders of gray granite. Follow blue triangular blazes to a sign for the Housatonic Range Trail System, where you can pick up a leaflet. You find little undergrowth in the hemlock’s deep shade, although red, black, and white oaks do appear, as well as a few yellow birch. The first outcropping appears on the right, and to your left, just beyond the forest edge, are several houses. Th e trail swings right and
goes up over rocks."