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Shaker Mountain Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 571' 174 m
Descent: -567' -173 m
High: 1,815' 553 m
Low: 1,246' 380 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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

David Smith

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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