Salmon River Trail
|Length||7.17 Miles as loop|
|Altitude Gain||1260 feet over entire loop|
|Approximate Hike Time||3 hours|
|Trail Condition||Dirt path|
|Trail Maintainer|| CT Forest and Park Association (CFPA)|
|Trail map||HikeCT large trail map|
This hike is part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association's blue blazed trails. This is a great trail because there is a park roughly half way through the hike near the pond where there are picnic tables. It's a great place to sit down and have a bite to eat in the moddle of the hike.
This hike is unique in that you may be lucky in spotting the flower called Lady Slippers along the way. This is a protected plant and should not be picked! They are a delight to see during the hike.
This hike is also unique because there is a covered bridge dating from the 1800's at the beginning of the hike. The covered bridge is at the start of the hike.
There are a number of hills which make this loop hike a little more challenging. See the topographic maps for more details.