Prospect Mountain’s Mining History With Scenic Views

Educational Walk Family-friendly Hike

Sat. Jun 1

09:00 am


11:00 am

3.0 miles

2 Open Spots

Under, Up, and Over: Explore Prospect Mountain – This family friendly scenic hike will start with a visit to the Granniss pond abandoned horizontal nickel mine. Land Trust group leaders will share the mining history of the mountain and guide a 3 mile hike that will ascend Prospect Mountain, travel the ridgeline and loop back to the summit. Hikers will observe specimen “wolf” trees, scenic views, stone walls, and mixed hardwood forests. Motivated adventurers can extend the exploration with a 0.7 mile walk around tranquil Granniss Pond and enjoy lunch or snacks at the pond viewing platform.

Event Leader(s)

Dean Birdsall

(860) 361-9310

Rain Date

Heavy rain cancels

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

41.73985178389563, -73.27277901753084
Prospect Mountain Road, Litchfield, CT

The trail head is located 1.5 miles from Route 202 on Prospect Mountain Road. Granniss Pond Trail access to the west (red blazes) and Prospect Mountain access to the east (Dallett Hoopes Trail, blue blazes).

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