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National Trails Day Hike - Pine Mountain/Indian Council Caves, Barkhamsted, (B3B/C)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 6, 2020


hillcrest drive and rte 219, barkhamsted, ct,
Connecticut, West of River,


Registration is required for this activity.


Approx. 5.8 miles. Hike from Pine Mountain Road then South along the Tunxis Trail passing through the Tunxis State Forest. Hike over Pine Mountain with views to the Northeast and then on to the heart of boulder hideaways called Indian Council Caves. Mostly average terrain, but steep, rock scramble required at Indian Council Cave area. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Meet at 10:00 at the Tunxis trailhead area on Rte. 219. Car spotting is required. Steady Rain cancels. Registration is recommended for advising of any potential changes to this hike.

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Driving Directions

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DIRECTIONS: Take either Rte. 44 or Rte. 4 out of Hartford/Unionville to Rte. 179 North toward Barkhamsted, take a sharp left at approx. 8.7 mi. onto Rte. 219 South. Travel South less than a mile and watch for Hillcrest Drive on the left/Tunxis Trail sign on the right. NOTE: Hillcrest Drive also connects with Rte. 179 approx. 0.5 mi. North of Barkhamsted/Canton town line. Preferred parking is on Hillcrest Drive. Cars must be parked completely off of the road pavement. Additional parking possible on the left side of Rte. 219 at the trailhead just South of Hillcrest Drive. Park perpendicular in the limited space on Rte. 219. Use care on Rte. 219 - very fast moving traffic.

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Offered By







Adults (18+)


(best time to call: Cell 860-306-9501 morning of hike only)