Birchbank Mountain Ramble

Dog-friendly Family-friendly Hike

Sat. Jun 1

10:30 am


12:30 pm

2.4 miles

Open Event

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Birchbank Mountain offers captivating views of Upper White Hills Brook’s cascades and an overlook of the Housatonic River. Participants can expect moderate hills along the route as they ascend the river slopes, with a total elevation gain of about 350 feet. This hike is part of the Shelton Trails Committee’s 2024 hiking challenge, providing an opportunity for hikers to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while exploring the area’s terrain. The main hike follows the Level 1 route of the challenge, but participants will have the option to complete the Level 2 hike by adding a brief loop through a rugged area known as Burritt’s Rocks.

Event Leader(s)

Teresa Gallagher

(203) 278-0576

Rain Date

June 2 at 1:00 pm

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Meeting Location Details

Indian Wells Rd, Shelton, CT

From Route 110, follow Indian Well Road for 1.9 miles, passing the main entrance to the Indian Well State Park beach facilities about half way. The Birchbank trailhead is located immediately before the road bends sharply right to cross railroad tracks. Overflow parking is on the far side of the tracks.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

Families In The Park (Formerly Great Park Pursuit)

Leashed Dogs Permitted