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Hike at Haystack Mountain State Park

Litchfield County, Connecticut

based on 1 reviews



1.78 miles

Elevation Gain

226 ft

Route Type



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Enjoy this short hike to a beautiful tower giving you views in four states!

A roadway provides access halfway up the mountain making for a shorter hike however, from November first through the third weekend in April, it is a "walk-in" facility with limited parking available at the entrance. The interior road of the park is open to vehicles from the third weekend in April until November first.

There is a yellow trail which starts at the entrance of the park.  You can access a printer-friendly map of the area here including the yellow loop trail here.

There is a 34 foot high stone tower at the summit offering 360 degree views. You will see the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts, New York, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly


Definitely park at the entryway if you want a little hike. Moderate amount of elevation gain too.

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