Pine Knob Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Litchfield County, Connecticut. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 456 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,405 feet.
Pine Knob Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the parking area, follow light-blue blazes within a mixed grove of sugar maples. The trail enters a shady woodland with an herb layer of false Solomon’s seal, jack-in-the-pulpit, and jewelweed, a succulent herb that grows in shady, moist places.
Jewelweed’s flowers are rusty orange or pale yellow and delicately hang from the plant on filament-like stems. When the leaves of the flowers are held underwater, the undersides of the leaves shine with a silvery color—the reason for the plant’s name. In late summer, the small, ripe seed capsules will pop open in your hand and hurl their seeds, a trait that gave the plant its other common name: touch-me-not. Jewelweed is also a traditional remedy for poison ivy."
--Rene Laubach & Charles W. G. Smith , AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"After a steep initial climb, Pine Knob Loop Trail rolls up and down on its way to the rounded summit with dramatic views of the Housatonic Valley."
--Lafe Low, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press).
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