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Macedonia Ridge Trail

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 4.5 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice trail that heads up to Cobble Mountain and then loops back around the park.

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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

78%

Runnable

1,376' 419 m

High

652' 199 m

Low

1,592' 485 m

Up

1,586' 484 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

The park is open from 8a.m. to sunset. Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on the trails. Pets are not allowed in the campground.

Overview

A great run in a beautiful and serene park with views of the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley from the top of Cobble Mountain.

Need to Know

Be sure to wear comfy and sturdy shoes (no flip flops) and bring water as going up to Cobble Mountain is a breather.

Description

The Macedonia Ridge Trail heads through Macedonia Brooks State Park with outstanding views of the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley from the top of Cobble Mountain. There are several other viewpoints along the loop that have equally memorable views.

There is a small parking space for about 2 cars at the start of this blue-blazed trail heading up to Cobble Mountain. Once at the top of Cobble Mountain, you can continue on the Macedonia Ridge Trail all the way around the park, or opt to connect to any of the other park trails for a shorter outing.

The trail has several short but challenging steep ups and downs. These climbs, while short in length, gain a lot of elevation quickly and are, at times, very rocky. Take your time and watch your footing on the descents. In between the high points along the loop, you'll run in wooded valleys with various small streams and creeks that make for a scenic setting.

Flora & Fauna

As in the rest of the wooded areas of CT, there are ticks. Dress and prepare appropriately, at the least, and keep an eye out for ticks and do tick checks especially with dogs and children.

Contacts

Land Manager: Connecticut DEEP

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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  4.5 from 13 votes
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Stunning views from Cobble Mountain
Dec 30, 2017 near Kent, CT
Cobble Mountain view
Dec 30, 2017 near Kent, CT
Pups taking a water break on Cobble Mountain
Dec 30, 2017 near Kent, CT
Coming down from Cobble Mountain.
Jul 23, 2020 near Kent, CT

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