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.
Up and down in 1 hour. Nice day.
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 !
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.
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.
5.5 miles. Personal High Point #3. Good weather day.
Via Mt Frissel Trail. Also hit summit of Brace Mountain in NY
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 4th roadtrip to check off Massachusetts and Connecticut highpoints. Fun couple of days!
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.
On my way to the Tri state marker. High point number 10. Hot day out!
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.
Very quiet. Did not see one soul out there.
I would recommend staying at the AMC cabin as you will have great primitive accomodatios only 1.5 miles from the summit and about 1.8 to the shoulder. I'm proud of my 85lb pooch to climb this mountain as some of it requires some good scramble. It's a short summit, but it is a great view in the fall.
Climbed in rain on no sleep...also hit tri point
Second high point of the day (after NJ in the morning)! The trail up Frissell was short, but steeper than I'd expected. All the way up the scrambly-bits, I cursed my decision to forego a pack and carry my water bottle by hand. The weather was beautiful up top, though. I saw a handful of folks along the way, most of whom seemed to be highpointers.