Mount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder) Climber's Log

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Geo412 - Jul 6, 2021 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2021

Made to to the top  Sucess!

Leah and I found the trailhead and hiked the 1.3 miles to the actual Mount Frissell summit and then to the south side of Mount Frissell to check off the Connecticut highpoint and peak # 14 for us!!!


MW - Jul 6, 2021 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2018

Highpoint #7  Sucess!

Made a day trip out here, about a 3 hour drive from southern Rhode Island. Short hike, but some very rocky steep sections which was harder than anticipated after the rain.

Made a video here:


admiralcapn - Mar 22, 2021 4:17 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2021

HP #18  Sucess!

Left SE PA at 0430 to make the run up to CT for this short highpoint hike. Much snowier/icier than we expected; most other hikers were wearing micro-spikes, but we made it. Tagged in a hike to Bash Bish falls - very pretty!


vanman798 - Oct 25, 2020 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2020

Oct 20, 2020 - Highpoint #48  Sucess!

Started at the Mount Frissell trailhead of the Mt. Washington State Forest (I guess in the State of MA?) on the MA/CT line. Wandered over Round Mountain CT, to the true summit of Frissell in MA, then to the state line of CT and MA which is the highest point in CT, then down to the Tri-state corner (MA,CT, and NY) and up and over to Brace Mountain NY. Back tracked to return - 3 hour return trip with the last 30 minutes done in the dark without a headlamp. I really enjoy the hike and only saw two other hikers who were heading down just before I reached the CT highpoint.


Tbacon251 - Aug 12, 2020 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2020

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Up and down in 1 hour. Nice day.

Mumbly - Nov 10, 2019 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2019

Be prepared to scramble!  Sucess!

Google maps took me to the CT/MA border where I parked in a small lot off of Mt. Washington Rd by the RED trail trailhead. I was completely expecting this to be a 30 min thing tops (took me 2.5 hrs in the snow). The trail shoots up out of nowhere and got interesting real quick. Topped out over Round mtn and then up Frissell itself. The HP is only about 200yds past the Frissell summit. If you find yourself starting to descend or even to the Tri Point, you've gone too far. HP #3 !


radbb - Aug 25, 2019 3:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2019

Not a walk in the park  Sucess!

I was expecting a walk in the park. It was brutally hot and humid. I had forgotten to bring my ball cap and ran out of water enroute. I parked in the easy to find trailhead. Then followed the well marked trail. I went to round mountain, then the highpoint of Mt Frissell, then the highpoint of CT, and then the tripoint marker, and then retraced my route. There is more hiking and climbing on rocks than you are led to believe. There is a fair bit of scrambling as well.


Flanders - Aug 4, 2019 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2019

Timber Rattler on Mt Frissell Trail  Sucess!

Have climbed this multiple times - first time I've ever encountered a timer rattler on the trail itself. 3-4' adult on the Mt. Frissell trail at the first scramble. We came about 6 inches from stepping on it as it blended in with the leaves and logs.

Be mindful folks - while the trail is fun and easy you never know when something like this or a rogue thunderstorm might hit.

JCR24USA - Jul 27, 2019 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2019

Mt Frissell, CT High Point, Tri State Marker, Brace Man  Sucess!

5.5 miles. Personal High Point #3. Good weather day.
Via Mt Frissel Trail. Also hit summit of Brace Mountain in NY


whatdoIknow - Jul 21, 2019 5:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2019

nice hike, easier than expected to find the parking  Sucess!

50 min up, 1:30 round trip. We were dripping sweaty by the time getting to the top.

Initially, reading driving directions I was concerned, but google maps app on phone took us right there. The two parkings are right across from each other at the trail head

CTberk - Jul 4, 2019 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2019

Happy Bday USA   Sucess!

Great day for a hike to celebrate the 4th of July. Sunny, dry and 85 degrees. Met a few hikers at the highpoint. Directions were great. There is now a sign for the Mt Frissel Trail near the state border post. Trail is mark very well in Red. There are some rock sections of the hike.


billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 9:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

HP #5!  Sucess!

Short but steepish day hike. The summit of Frissell (on MA side) is completely forested, so you have to walk down a bit to get to the CT shoulder where the HP is, marked by a short turquoise metal pole. On the side of the mountain, you can see great views over rural CT.


Colin - Oct 27, 2018 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2018

HP #43  Sucess!

Great fall day for a hike. As others have said, it's a bit more of a work out than you'd expect from such a small mountain, but that makes it fun. The register was not at the CT highpoint, but in the box at the summit of Mount Frissell when I visited.


McCannster - Oct 8, 2018 7:28 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2018

#40  Sucess!

The one true "liner" highpoint. Very nice, short hike to get up there. Also visited the tri state marker, a couple mins down the trail.

triviasteve - Aug 3, 2018 12:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2018

#27  Sucess!

weather was questionable for the second high point of the day... but decided to try anyway. Glad I did. The weather turned sunny for my hour plus up and back. Great hike, but rocks were a little slippery as it had just rained. The down climb was a challenge, but successful nonetheless for high point #27.

HikerHel - Mar 31, 2018 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

Highpoint # 9  Sucess!

July 4th roadtrip to check off Massachusetts and Connecticut highpoints. Fun couple of days!


Walkoutnow - Nov 18, 2017 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2017

HP #28  Sucess!

2nd on the day after NJ. It was really nice to get out and hike in the 30 degree temps with a bit of spit coming down. Felt great. Quite a fun hike, too. Some steep rocky sections, great foliage, and about as good of views as you can get at that el..
took mt frissell trail... tons of red markings, so you can't possibly get lost.


wannabepeakbagger - Sep 28, 2017 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2017

Found it  Sucess!

On my way to the Tri state marker. High point number 10. Hot day out!


Tracy - Jul 23, 2017 7:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2017

nice leg-stretcher  Sucess!

Came in from where Mt. Washington Road intersects the MA/CT state line coming up and over Round Mountain and Mt. Frissell. This route/trail is well-marked.

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urraca man - Apr 18, 2017 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2017

High Point number 3  Sucess!

Very quiet. Did not see one soul out there.

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