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Ice Glen Trail

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An air-conditioned hike through a small ice canyon.


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0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

1,034' 315 m

High

827' 252 m

Low

216' 66 m

Up

68' 21 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Cave · Wildlife

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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David Smith

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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