Appalachian Trail in Connecticut: St. Johns Ledges

Date and Time

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:15PM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:00PM


Connecticut, West of River,


Registration is required for this activity.


Get out and explore 22 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. It's really beautiful. You'll walk the longest river-walk (5 mi.) of the entire AT along the gorgeous Housatonic River. Photo the very scenic "Great Bend" of the Housatonic. Touch the largest big-tooth Aspen in CT. Marvel at the fabulous views from St. Johns Ledges. Then enjoy many more views from other locations. There are 10 jaw-dropping viewpoints along this route. Each day we'll hike 10.5 miles at a moderate pace and slow on ascents. There will be some steep climbs, but also 5 miles of flat trail along the river. All participants should have recent backpacking experience and be in good physical shape. We'll meet in western Connecticut near Gaylordsville at 6:15 PM, complete a car shuttle, then hike about 1.5 miles up a steep slope to a tent site. No campfires are permitted in CT. If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. See the link below:

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Driving Directions

Meeting location to be furnished to participants

Hiker passing twisted tree on the AT



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 9:30 PM)

Russ has led outings since the late 1970s for the Sierra Club, Catskill 3500 Club, Adirondack Mtn. Club and Appalachian Mtn. Club. These outings have included day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, cabin trips, day paddling and paddling excursions.