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4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer loop


Ascent: 676' 206 m
Descent: -671' -205 m
High: 1,285' 392 m
Low: 727' 222 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)


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Trail shared by Jennifer Maskell

This hike makes it up to Stockbridge Mountain and passes the Stockbridge Shelter.

Jennifer Maskell

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked


This is a beautiful hike passing the Lewis Cemetery and Mine, heading past Lake Nawahunta, and eventually climbing up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Stay the night in the Stockbridge Shelter, complete with two fireplaces, but get there early as it fills up quickly.

Need to Know

There are a few stream crossings and you'll pass some wetlands, so in warmer weather some bug repellent is a must-have. When there's snow on the ground, microspikes or crampons are highly recommended as there are some really steep parts toward the summit and on the descent.


Hike up from the Silver Mine Lake Parking Area on the Menomine Trail and make a right on the Nawahunta Fire Road. Pick up the NY/NJ Long Path: Section 6 up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Heading down the mountain, pick up the Menomine Trail again, this time on your left (east). Take that back down to the fire road and back to Silver Mine Lake.

Flora & Fauna

When there's snow on the ground, you're bound to see deer and rabbit tracks.

History & Background

Near the beginning of the hike, you'll pass through Lewis Cemetery with tombstones from the mid 1800's. Along the hike, you can see the Lewis Mine—it's easy to miss in summer and fall, but you can't miss it in winter.


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Mar 17, 2019
Nutza Ip
Jan 2, 2019
Nicholas Garber
New Year hike, set off late, was dark at return.
Nov 3, 2018
Jim Daley
hiked 1/2 the trail the day after a heavy rains. the one river crossing was a little wet. the upper part of the trail was pretty heavy with run of… 2.5mi
Sep 30, 2018
Mack Sharp
Really nice easy-intermediate hike, we felt like we were alone on the trail for 95% of the time. Mostly we shared the trail with chipmunks. 6mi
Aug 19, 2018
Joseph Hubicki

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Joseph Hubicki
Redding, CT
Joseph Hubicki   Redding, CT
The trail is on the moderate side of moderate/hard. There is only one or two steep portions near the top, and they are very short. It is a pleasant hike up the mountain. We only saw one other hiker on a late summer Sunday. One note is that after you reach the summit and the Stockbridge Shelter and start your way down, the left turn to return to the Menomine Trail comes up pretty quickly and is easy to miss, so keep your eyes open. Aug 22, 2018

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