L.L. Bean Outing Club: Hike The Herrick Trail in Sherman, CT

Back by popular demand, join us for a trip at the Naromi Land Trust along the Herrick Trail in Sherman, CT.

This moderately steep hike winds through oak/hemlock woodlands from Evans Hill Road and connects to the Sherman portion of the AT. Along the way, Amy’s Overlook and the Housatonic overlook provide stunning views of the Housatonic River Valley.

Don't put your snowshoes away just yet, as we'll most likely need them or some microspikes. We'll check the trail on a pre-hike and update the event once we know for sure!


The trail crosses several small stream courses and skirts the edge of a large vernal pool. Turn north on the AT (switchbacks downhill) to reach the Ned Anderson Bridge and Bull's Bridge Road.

Total round trip is 5 miles and would take approximately four hours to complete, depending on the group.

Note: This hike is for intermediate hikers. A map of the trail can be found here: http://www.naromi.org/clientimages/52077/maps/herrick_102312_sm.pdf

More information about The Naromi Land Trust can be found here:
http://www.naromi.org/814236

Directions to Trailhead: Route 55 to west intersection with Evans Hill Road, 0.1 mi on left. If typing an address to find the approximate location on Google Maps or Mapquest, try 93 Evans Hill Road Sherman, Ct.

 **Save yourself some time by printing and signing your L.L.Bean Outing Club Participation Agreement at home before leaving to meet us at the trailhead. To download an agreement, scroll to the top of our page, click "more", then "files". If you forget, no worries, your outing leaders will have plenty of copies**

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  • Keith W.

    The snow was stable in the morning but after we got down next to the rivers the return trip was wetter as the snow was melting with the warmer temps. But, all in all it was another vigorous hike which is right up my alley.

    March 8

  • Keith

    Should be a great hike tomorrow. Despite the warming weather I will still be using snowshoes. The first .5 mile is very uneven and the rest will vary in conditions from soft, crusty and icy all of which snowshoes will be very helpful. See you at 9am!

    March 7

  • Keith

    Snowshoes,snowshoes, snowshoes! Just got back and snowshoes are the way to go for over all traction and the ability to walk over the uneven structure of the snow from previous hikers.

    March 4

  • Keith

    I will be checking on conditions mid week. I foresee the need for snowshoes and/or Microspikes as sections will have frozen runoff possibly covered by new snow expected by the end of the week. I will keep you posted.

    1 · March 3

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