Tri-state Hike in the South Taconic Mountains

Mount Washington State Forest

State boundary marker along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin State boundary marker along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This tri-state loop hike climbs to the highest point in Connecticut and to several other panoramic viewpoints.

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From the kiosk near the end of the parking area, enter the woods, following the Alander Mountain Trail, which is not blazed at this point. In 0.8 mile, after crossing a brook on a footbridge, you'll come to an intersection (marked by a sign) with the blue-blazed Ashley Hill Trail. Turn left and follow this pleasant trail for the next 3.5 miles, paralleling a brook for much of the way. In one...

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March 30, 2013
Daniel, pls check final route description.
Daniel says:  " Bear left and pass in front of the cabin, then continue ahead on the white-blazed Alander Mountain Trail. Follow this trail for about three miles back to the parking area where the hike began." My map, South Taconic Trails 2006 shows the Alander Mntn trail as Blue. Pls advise. BW. 
June 20, 2011
Didn't quite make it!
My teens and I tried this hike this weekend, but decided to do it in reverse since the writeup described the beginning as easier than the end.  We wanted to do the hardest part while fresh.  It also gave us the ability to truncate the loop if the hike proved too hard for us, which we needed to do.  We figured our truncated loop was about 9 miles and that took us 8 hours to do.  This is definitely an advanced hike!  But we enjoyed what we were able to accomplish and saw many things we haven't experienced before.
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