Candlewood Mtn Trail

Litchfield County, Connecticut

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain1,105ft
Trailhead Elevation331ft
Top992ft
Elevation Min/Max331/992ft
Elevation Start/End331/331ft
Candlewood Mtn Trail is a hiking trail in Litchfield County, Connecticut. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 331 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,105 feet. The Weantinoge Heritage Trust, Inc. (Wallace Sanctuary) wood and Pine Knob (elevation 699 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Candlewood Mountain (elevation 971 feet). This trail connects with the following: Blue/White Side Trail and Kelly Slide.

Candlewood Mtn Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trail is located entirely on private property, and walking the Kelly Slide portion of the route under wet or icy conditions is not recommended. From your vehicle, walk down to CT 37, turn left, and cover the 700 feet back to the intersection with Candlewood Mountain Road. Cautiously cross CT 37 and enter the woods, walking gradually uphill within a cool hemlock stand. As a precursor of much more to come, cross over bedrock and boulders of gray granite and follow the blue rectangular blazes of Housatonic Range Trail. The trail swings right and leads up over rocks."

"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."

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Litchfield County
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Dog-friendly
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Jun 2018