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Steep Rock Reservation

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2 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06793-1201
+1 860-868-9131
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Been going there for years

3 spectacular properties...Steep Rock Reserve, Hidden Valley, Maricostas Preserve. Each has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe L
Great place for a hike

This preserve is close to home for me, so I frequent it often for a hike. There is a great view if... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
balaczar
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New Milford, Connecticut
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2 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06793-1201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

3 spectacular properties...Steep Rock Reserve, Hidden Valley, Maricostas Preserve. Each has something special to offer.

Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This preserve is close to home for me, so I frequent it often for a hike. There is a great view if you hike to the summit. Some trails are more difficult than others. It's also a great place to bring a picnic and sit...More

Thank balaczar
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This Reservation is a hidden gem in CT. I almost want to keep it secret, it is so special. If you are a caring steward of the environment and enjoy the outdoors, do not miss this opportunity!

Thank LiveLifeCT
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

A beautiful area to walk in. Easy mostly flat trails along the Shepaug River through woods full of moss and lichen covered rocks and ferns. The river is clear with mini rapids and the Thoreau Bridge. We liked the Bee Brook loop walk accessible from...More

Thank Nski
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been hiking these trails for decades, mostly with my dog. They are for everyone as some are flat and easy, while others are hilly and challenging. You can ride horses on some by the Shepaug River, and there are areas for picnics, barbecues,...More

1  Thank sabbadayfarm
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Although there are three trails one can hike, we chose to stay on the level road that runs along both side of the Shepaug River. We were looking for a place that we could walk our dog and remembered Steep Rock as a dog friendly...More

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Steep Rock consists of three separate hiking areas in Washington, CT. The main area has numerous trails, some of which are good for horses. Some trails run along side the Shepaug River. Given the season, the water height will vary. There is a foot bridge...More

Thank troischiennuit
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

great number of trails for all levels of fitness, stream side travel, climbs and overlooks, old railroad bed and tunnel

1  Thank dierenarts
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

They have several trails. One for everyone and well marked. Hiking here was delightful, scenic and peaceful (less crowded on weekday)

Thank EdwinHochberg
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We don't live in the area, but we decided to try this hike on the way home from Mohegan Sun. There was plenty of room to park, and it was free. The hike to the top of the mountain to see the view wasn't that...More

3  Thank bill s
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SwimBikeRum
19 July 2016|
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Response from dierenarts | Reviewed this property |
it's about a 5K (3+) miles round trip from the parking lot. mostly flat easy walk. However during the summer you can drive almost all the way there and park near the bridge and walk a few hundred yards to the tunnel
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Dorijon08
23 June 2016|
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Response from rambomania | Reviewed this property |
The Shepaug river runs through the preserve and it's a shallow, rocky river. There are some pools at various points along the river and there are no beaches. The pools are more suited for a dunking, if that. Bring your... More
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