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CT: Appalachian Trail hike to Bull's Bridge

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***** Note that this hike has been rescheduled --- again --- from its original posted date *****

Join us for a moderate there-and-back-again hike along the ragin' Housatonic River via the Appalachian Trail in western CT. Beautiful views of the Housatonic River valley, and a great mid-river viewpoint at Bull's Bridge. Rocky trails and one long sustained hill climb each way.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Estimated Time: 4 hours

Google Map link to AT trailhead parking area:,-73.51914&hl=en&sll=41.644677,-73.518695&sspn=0.001792,0.004128&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

The parking lot area fills up fast, so please try to arrange carpooling if possible. Early arrivals should try to park as far back in the grass as possible, as the gravel lot does not hold very many cars. Here's a Google Map view of the parking area:,-73.519199&spn=0.000804,0.001206&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=41.644754,-73.519199&panoid=N5FfbSnj8p2aHjdi1hv0iA&cbp=12,157.6,,0,11.13

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.

Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.

Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.

Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.

Important general notes about my hikes:

Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.