Took us longer to find the right trailhead than to hike this. We missed the large state line marker as we were looking for a sign on the other side of the road, not a large concrete post on the left side of the road (if you are driving in). Still, an enjoyable hike up the rocks in the rain and wind. Now views though. Tagged both the state highpoint and the summit.
Edit-The above entry, from 9/26/08, is incorrect. Realized on 10/2/10 when we did this, Frissell and Brace that we only tagged Round Mountain in 2008. Since the views were nil, we never realized we were not on Frissell. So, on 10/2/10, after realizing this on a beautiful day, we went over, tagged the high point, then Brace, then on the way back, the true summit of Frissell (in MA) which is just about 10 yards to the right when you come over from Round. There is a summit register there (looks like an old mailbox on a tree nearby a cairn) too. Nice views of Riga Lake from the highpoint.
Great views from up there. Wife and I were a little freaked out driving on that gravel road for like 12 total miles or so seeing all those no trespassing signs. Still, I won't forget the view up there on a crisp September afternoon.
Approximate date - I took the Frissell trail west along the CT-MA border to the summit, then DOWN to the highpoint (that sounds so strange). Then I went to the tri-state point before heading back.
CT Highpoint, Frissell & Round
Climbed via the South Taconic Trail from the Mount Washington Road. A fun, easy and short dayhike. Signed in at the summit register before heading over to the highpoint. Nice views of the Litchfield Hills and of Riga Lake and the South Resevoir. My fifth state highpoint!
This was a pleasant hike made better by the season's first snow flurries. A really nice area.
In the early morning, I took both the South Taconic Trail and the Standard Route. I wanted to see the views of Round Mountain and Bear Mountain. These trails are much steeper than even I expected, but the scenery and viewpoints make it worth the trip.
This was the fourth of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #28 for me.
For Connecticut, this is quite surprising indeed! I didn't expect this at all. In fact, I figured the climb up this hill would be more similar to that of Rhode Island's daunting high point. I found that my expectations were faulty, however.
A hot day but defiantly worth it. The summit views are petty nice and the trail is fantastic.
Ascended with my brother on our way back from Baxter State Park in Maine. I was surprised with the steepness of the terrain, expecting it to be much more gentle.
I was lucky to find this highpoint because the guidebooks were very sketchy with the information they provided. For some reason back then I was just happy to visit the state highpoint and not the summit of Mt Frissel. Maybe it was because my wife was waiting.
Sweet little climb. Easy to find, as long as you pay attention. We saw lots of wildlife, and although the weather was windy and gnarly, it was totally worth it. HP #3 for the Mrs, HP #5 for me.
FLEW IN FROM VEGAS AND CAMPED IN THE RAIN NEAR THE TRAILHEAD. SAW A BEAUTIFUL BLACK BEAR WALK DOWN THE ROAD THE PREV EVENING WHEN I LOOKED UP FROM STUDYING THE TRAIL GUIDE
A fun little jaunt. Also walked to the tri-state monument where Conn/Mass/New York meet.
Parked near the state border on Washington Road. Hiked on the Frissell Trail to the summit and then down to the State Highpoint on a cool, rainy day. My wife did not want to come back down the steep trail so we decided to take the alternate route which was "easier". Hiked to the Tri-State marker and then hiked down the South Taconic Trail to Boston Corners Road in New York. Hitched a ride back to our SUV with a very nice teacher from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. South Taconic Trail is very steep with some great views. My wife did not appreciate the "alternate" route. HP #28.
A nice climb
Had a great time! Running out of gas (nearest gas station is in NY) not too fun but definitely worth it for the views and hike.
It was nearly nightfall and we almost ran out of gas but decided to hike it as fast as we could before it got too dark. Fun and short hike that had some very nice views.
My dog Spanky and I enjoyed a really nice morning hike to the Connecticut Highpoint. Very appealing views! To read all about our trip please visit http://50summits.blogspot.com
Pretty difficult finding the TH!!