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Ice Glen Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 216' 66 m
Descent: -68' -21 m
High: 1,034' 315 m
Low: 827' 252 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

An air-conditioned hike through a small ice canyon.

David Smith

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Description

This is a relatively easy hike, minus all the slick rocks and stairs. Starting from the parking area, the trail crosses the footbridge over the Housatonic River. It enters the woods, just past the railroad tracks, and begins its ascent. It levels out as it passes a large boulder (on the right), carved in memory to David Dudley-Field. Shortly after this memorial stone, the trail traverses through the mini canyon, where one may still see ice at any given time of the year. This small canyon reminds me of the Mahoosuc Notch in NH/ ME. After the canyon, the trail descends to Ice Glen Road, where it ends.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Eastern Hemlock
Fauna: Red Eft

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Jun 10, 2019
Michael Cahalan
The ravine has a very cooling breeze, under the rocks you can find snow and ice. Even in June. 0.8mi — 1h 00m

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