Winter Hiking Series – January 2021

We have scheduled out the rest of our winter hikes for January!

Our next 2 hikes will be January 17th  & January 20th at 11:00 am, both at the Pine Knob Loop Trail.

The Pine Knob Loop Trail is located in Housatonic Meadows State Park and Housatonic State Forest on the west side of the Housatonic River, north of Cornwall Bridge. A short and challenging trail, it coincides with the Appalachian Trail for a portion of its length. Hikers will enjoy beautiful vistas over the river valley. The trail is accessible from the state park’s campground.

Time: Meet at 10:45am for 11:00am departure

Duration: 2.6miles approx. 2 hours – Please bring water and dress in layers!

All Trails Link with location & details: Pine Knob via Appalachian Trail Loop – Connecticut | AllTrails

Ct Forest Link: Pine Knob Loop Trail | Connecticut Forest & Park Association (

Our 4th hike in January will be on the 31st at 11:00am

Our Jan. 31st hike will be Stone Man Mountain via Iron Trail. It is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Falls Village, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. It’s a beautiful place with a similar feeling to Bear Mountain in Salisbury only without the crowds. In fact, its isolation is what makes it so special! The peaks are ledge with interesting mosses and lichens and the vistas are terrific!

Time: Meet at 10:45am for 11:00am departure – Please bring water and dress in layers!

Duration: approx. 2 hours

All Trails Link with location & details: Stone Man Mountain via iron Trail – Connecticut | AllTrails


Winter Hike Booking:

All booking is through MotionVibe for members – just look on the group exercise schedule to sign up. There is no cost for members. (If you need help setting up your MotionVibe account or making reservations, click here, or call us!)

General Public: All are welcome to join our winter hiking series – please call membership services (860-824-2790) to reserve your spot. You will be required to fill out a day pass form. The cost for the general publics is $11.

At this time, bookings are limited to 10 people. (6 people = 1 guide / 6+ people = 2 guides)

Our Guide: Daryl Byrne

Daryl is a section hiker of the AT, life member of the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association and is a field editor of the “Thru Hikers Companion.” He retired from the fire service in 2017 and now enjoys everything outdoors and hiking and backpacking the woods of New England.

Daryl is a licensed paramedic, Wilderness Guide and trail search and rescue. You are in good hands!