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Address: 2 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06793-1201
Phone Number: +1 860-868-9131
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Peaceful and beautiful.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
John H
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Ansonia, Connecticut
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Ansonia, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 place. We have lived in SE CT all of our lives, and while familiar to... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 across the river. A portion of the trail runs along the old rail bed of... More 

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connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

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

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New preston CT
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5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Mahopac, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 difficult, but the view nice...not spectacular. If you want a great view, check out the... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Our family of four, with kids ages 13 and 10, love to hike here with our dogs. You can park in either of two lots, one on each side of the river. If you have young kids, you can do a short, flat hike along the river, using the two bridges to cross over the river and back so you... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Steep Rock is one of my favorite hikes in CT, and I've been on many. The levels of difficulty vary, so my advice is to be mindful of your footwear and be prepared for a nice workout. The view from the peak is stunning with emphasis on seasonal views. For the amount of people who do tend to go there,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lots to see along the way and to discover, not at all boring. Great for families. Enough uphill to keep your hear pumping. Beautiful frozen river scenery and well maintained. Signage could be a bit better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best kept secrets in western Connecticut. It's one of the last pristine places where you can hike in a varied terrain. You can walk along a flat trail along the Shepaug river or hike up to the steep rock summit. I've been coming here for over 40 years and every time I visit steep rock,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

I went on a run to the peak. It was very difficult, but the view was worth it. It was about 5-6 miles total. I would recommend to runners, walkers, hikers, and families!

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