Mount Riga State Park
Journey with me as we climb one of the highest points in Connecticut on it’s most popular hiking trail, Bear Mountain. At it’s summit we’re greeted by a huge stone pyramid that we climb to get a remarkable view of the valley and lakes below. During our hike up the mountain we encounter many scenic vistas, rugged terrain, streams and travel through ancient forest.
Location: Near Salisbury, CT
Length: 6 miles
Trailhead GPS coordinates: 42.029814 -73.428842
Season (video): Late Fall
Weather Conditions (video): Overcast
Trail (video): Under mountain and Paradise Lane trails
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Views: Eastern Valley, Lakes and Streams,
State Park: Mount Riga State Park
Access: Car Parking is on route 41 (under mountain road), 3.5 miles north of routes 41/44 junction. A blue oval sign marks the parking area along the road.
Recommended Supplies: 5 x 750ml (20 OZ) bottles of water (or sports drink), a small snack, map, compass & first aid kit.
Safety Direction (if lost): East take you back to Route 41/undermountain road