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Ragged Mountain
Southington, CT, Berlin, CT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail
Looking up the Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail

Route: Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail, New England Trail

Prior to the junction with the New England Trail, the trail was generally snow free and dry (just a few minor patches of mud). Once reaching that western ridge, there was a coating of snow. A little slippery in places, but not enough to warrant light traction.

Really nice views ascending the southern leg of the loop with lots of cliffs and other rock features. Excellent views from the bitter cold summit. The trails packed more punch than I thought they would, and had a more woodsy feel than expected.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Ragged Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Parking Elevation: 230'
Destination: Ragged Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 230'
Summit Elevation: 761'
Vertical Gain: 651'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:22
Hike Vertical Gain: 771'


The Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail trailhead
The Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail trailhead

Looking north at Wassel Reservoir from Ragged Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking north at Wassel Reservoir from Ragged Mountain

Topographic map of Ragged Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Exit 7 of I-84, take Route 372 southeast, then take Route 71A south. Take a right onto West Lane. The Ragged Mountain Preserve trailhead will be on the right on a sharp left turn.

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