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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

Point to Point

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 hike 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 hike 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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Coming down from Cobble Mountain.
Jul 23, 2020 near Kent, CT
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

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Aug 3, 2020
Daniel McCloskey
Apr 15, 2020
Blake F
Mar 15, 2020
Shashank Ks
7.1mi — 2h 59m
Mar 14, 2020
John Taylor
6.4mi — 2h 31m
Feb 3, 2020
Keith Russo
Trail generally dry, no mud and in good shape. Some ice in the crevices between rocks coming down off Cobble summit so be careful. Great views. 6.4mi
Feb 2, 2020
Chris Lauretano
Oct 13, 2019
Craig Matthews
Aug 24, 2019
Christopher Russo
2.5mi