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Mt. Frissell Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 854' 260 m
Descent: -426' -130 m
High: 2,419' 737 m
Low: 1,770' 540 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)

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This trail travels over Mt. Frissell to the highest point in Connecticut.

Damon Remy

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Note that it is hard to get to in the winter, as the gate is closed to Mt. Washington Road in Connecticut.

Description

This trail travels to the highest point in Connecticut via an ascent of Mount Frissell. The high point in Connecticut is not actually the peak of Mount Frissell, which is in Massachusetts, but further down the trail from the peak over the state line. A guest book can be found at the peak and the Connecticut High Point.

While you can reach both locations from the Appalachian Trail, this trail also provides parking at the end of East Street.

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View from Mt. Frissel looking Southeast
Aug 27, 2018 near Canaan, CT
View looking north from Round Mountain (El 2280ft.)
Aug 27, 2018 near Canaan, CT
Looking east at the top of the eastern approach to Mount Frissell
Jun 6, 2018 near Canaan, CT
Mt. Frissel - Connecticut High Point Marker
Aug 27, 2018 near Canaan, CT
Connecticut High Point
Aug 25, 2017 near Canaan, CT
Highest Point in Connecticut!
Aug 25, 2017 near Canaan, CT

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