Steep Rock Preserve Steep Rock Loop

Washington Depot, Connecticut 06794

Steep Rock Preserve Steep Rock Loop

Steep Rock Preserve: Steep Rock Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A summit to a sumptuous view, a suspension bridge, a deep forest, and a burbling river make this a must-do trail. Today you can enjoy the 974-acre Steep Rock Preserve on this loop trail, which leads to a splendid viewpoint at the Steep Rock summit—a fairly challenging climb to the top at an elevation of 776 feet, but not nearly as difficult as Lion’s Head or any of the Hudson Highlands summits.

From here you can enjoy a classic view of the original 100 heavily forested acres that Rossiter chose to preserve and for miles beyond, a survey of the Washington area with the region’s iconic emerald hills and fertile valleys."

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Trail Information

Washington Depot
Nearby City
4.0 miles
410 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Spring through fall
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Steep Rock Association, Inc., PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794; (860) 868-9131;
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): New Preston, CT; trail map available online at
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018