Appalachian Trail: CT 4 to West Cornwall Road

Don't let the mileage fool you. This 4.9-miler packs in two summits, crosses a rushing brook, and provides idyllic views of the Housatonic Valley.
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Don't let the mileage fool you. This 4.9-miler packs in two summits, crosses a rushing brook, and provides idyllic views of the Housatonic Valley.

Shelters: None

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.0

Waypoints

WPT008

Location: 41.8259658813477, -73.3850631713867

Bread Loaf Mtn.; views

WPT005

Location: 41.8242988586426, -73.3872680664062

Cross Guinea Brook. Note: May be impassable due to heavy rains or ice. Alternate route via Rt. 4 and Old Sharon Rd.

WPT010

Location: 41.844799041748, -73.3851699829102

Pine Knob Loop Trail to overlook

ZZZ002

Location: 41.8733825683594, -73.3911361694336

Cross West Cornwall Rd. (.2 mi. E to West Cornwall and 4.7 mi. W to Sharon, CT)

WPT011

Location: 41.8479995727539, -73.3827972412109

Caesar Brook Campsite

WPT007

Location: 41.8258514404297, -73.3870697021484

Bread Loaf Mtn. Trail to the E leads to views

WPT009

Location: 41.839298248291, -73.390983581543

Pine Knob Loop

ZZZ002

Location: 41.8228149414062, -73.3863677978516

Cross CT 4. AT continues straight across road and then down across Guinea Brook. Note: If the brook is unpassable, turn E down CT 4 then W onto Old Sharon Rd. until you meet up with the AT. Parking located .8 mi. E off CT 4. Side trip: Turn E onto CT 4 for trip to Cornwall Bridge, CT. Popular hiker stop at the Cornwall Bridge Package store to see pictures of the many hikers who have passed through

DSCF6210

Location: 41.8245429992676, -73.3873977661133

DSCF6212

Location: 41.8375778198242, -73.3898696899414