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Shaker Mountain Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3)

This trail can either be followed as a loop or directly to C.C.C. Trail.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Loop

1,815' 553 m

High

1,246' 380 m

Low

571' 174 m

Up

567' 173 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail leaves the North Family Trail (on the right), just above the Lower Dam. It crosses over a small footbridge and reaches a junction, where you can either travel left or right. While the DCR's map only shows the main trail to the right, the left trail makes a complete loop.

Following the trail to the right, it follows an old road past some historical features. It turns left at a sign and begins its ascent up the mountain. It passes over the summit of Shaker Mountain (1,860 ft.) and starts to descend. The trail reaches a fork, where the original trail continues straight to C.C.C. Trail or you can turn left (following green blazes). The green-blazed trail turns to a singletrack and traverses through the woods. It parallels C.C.C. Trail and follows the brook down to the footbridge.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Ramps, Purple Trillium, Painted Trillium, Wintergreen, Running Cedar, White Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Oak, Sugar Maple.
Fauna: Scarlet Tanager.

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David Smith

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Apr 25, 2020
Angelique Bachand Slocik
2.7mi — 9h 53m
Apr 25, 2020
Melissa Olsted Rennie
It was a nice hike. Not too muddy, definitely an easy start back up. Looking forward to doing it again. Beautiful waterfall.