Hiking Project Logo

Mt. Frissell Trail

Difficult
 3.8 (6)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

2,419' 737 m

High

1,770' 540 m

Low

854' 260 m

Up

426' 130 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Damon Remy with improvements by Ben Rosenberg

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#9734

Overall
  3.8 from 6 votes
5 Star
17%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#43

in Connecticut

#9,734

Overall
72 Views Last Month
4,041 Since Aug 25, 2017
Difficult

0%
0%
14%
14%
71%
0%

Photos

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
Connecticut High Point
Aug 25, 2017 near Canaan, CT
Highest Point in Connecticut!
Aug 25, 2017 near Canaan, CT
Mt. Frissel - Connecticut High Point Marker
Aug 27, 2018 near Canaan, CT

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 29, 2020
Ryan Bowman
Trail was a little bit confusing, A very large amount of bugs. 2.1mi — 1h 30m
Jun 1, 2018
Daniel Todd
Apr 22, 2018
Ben Rosenberg
5.4mi
Apr 7, 2018
Nate Laughton
Beautiful day!